8742 Class Code Salespeople Messengers and Outside Collectors
One of the most misunderstood is the 8742 Class Code also known as the Salespeople, Messengers, and Outside Collectors Class Code. 8742 along with Class Code 8810 are the most popular Standard Exception Codes. Please click on the link for more on Standard Exception Codes.
8742 is not a clerical type classification code such as 8810. If the employee delivers any of the material being sold, Class Code 8742 would likely not apply. This Standard Exception code can cover many types of jobs, even sports agents.
Florida and Massachusetts are the only two states that do not recognize this classification code. Judging from our premium audit reviews, this code can often be assigned by analogy. Assignment by analogy occurs when a job type that does not perfectly fit is assigned to the one that closest represents the class code.
Assignment by analogy involves a large amount of intuitiveness by the premium auditor. For instance, a newspaper reporter is usually assigned to the 8742 class code. A reporter is a messenger of a type, but it is quite a stretch. Most of the time, it is used for salespeople. One key is the job duties performed by the employee must be off-site in almost all cases. The off-site part of the job description is critical.
There are a few circumstances where it may seem that this class code is a perfect fit. However, if a class code has the All Employees moniker then 8742 is not allowed as a class code. Some classification codes are all-inclusive such as 8829 Home For the Aged – All employees.
The All Employees moniker removes certain codes known as Standard Exception codes from that type of employer. Click on the first red link in this article to completely understand Standard Exceptions.
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