383-77 Employers' coverage, election. Any employing unit, for which services that do not constitute employment as defined in this chapter are performed, may file with the department of labor and industrial relations a written election that all such services performed with respect to which payments are not required under an employment security law of any other state or of the federal government, and which are performed by individuals in its employ in one or more distinct establishments or places of business, shall be deemed to constitute employment by an employer for all of the purposes of this chapter for not less than two calendar years.

Upon the written approval of the election by the department, the services shall be deemed to constitute employment subject to this chapter from the first day of the calendar quarter in which the approval is granted. The services shall cease to be deemed employment subject hereto as of January 1 of any calendar year subsequent to such two calendar years, only if at least thirty days prior to such first day of January the employing unit has filed with the department a written notice to that effect. [L 1939, c 219, 8; am L 1941, c 304, 1, subs 27; am L 1943, c 160, 1, subs 8; RL 1945, 4262; RL 1955, 93-76; am L 1957, c 74, 2(2); am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, 27; HRS 383-77; am L 1969, c 7, 1; am L 1982, c 20, 2]


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