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  • Florida workmans comp laws for farmers

    I am trying to find out if we have to have workmans comp. We are farmers and we own a packing shed. This packing shed is only run about 3 months or less out of the year. We hire around 10 people for part time. It is six weeks in the spring and six weeks in the fall. We are grading cucumbers on a grading line. Do we have to provide workmans comp? We have no full time employees.

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    From the state website www.fldfs.com/wc/faq/faqemplyrs.html

    Q: Who needs Workers' Compensation coverage?

    A:

    If you are in an industry, other than construction, and have four (4) or more employees, full-time or part-time, you are required to carry workers' compensation coverage (an exempted corporate officer does not count as an employee).
    If you are in the construction industry, and have one (1) or more employees (including yourself), you are required to carry workers' compensation coverage (an exempted corporate officer or member of a limited liability company does not count as an employee).
    If you are a state or local government, you are required to carry workers' compensation coverage.
    If you are a farmer, and have more than five (5) regular employees and/or twelve (12) or more other workers for seasonal agricultural labor lasting thirty (30) days or more, you are required to carry workers' compensation coverage.
    If you have additional questions, contact the Customer Service Unit at (850)413-1601.

    Reference: Section 440.02(17), Florida Statutes.
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