Classification Code 8810
Classification Code 8810 may not be the final determination for many clerical office employees at the time of the workers comp premium audit. Classification Code 8810 NOC (Not Otherwise Classified) is a Standard Exception Code.
We receive a large number of inquiries from employers when, during a premium audit, employees are moved from the 8810 code. The following examples do not mean the premium auditor may have not made a mistake.
Any time payroll is moved from Classification Code 8810, an employer should question this heavily. The auditor should have to and usually will justify the reassignment of payroll.
The phrase Not Otherwise Classified means that the class code should only be used if there is not a code with a better description of the employer’s operations.
Standard Exception codes refer to classifications that are common to many businesses and that are generally not allowed to be designated as the governing classification.
The governing classification is the class code that produces the most payroll in a business.
Below is a list of codes that are similar to 8810. However, these codes better describe an employer’s operations in certain cases.
8803—Auditors, Accountant or Factory Cost or Office Systematizer—Traveling
8855—Banks and Trust Companies—All Employees, Salespersons, Drivers & Clerical
8861—Charitable or Welfare Organization—Professional Employees and Clerical
8856—Check Cashing Establishments—All Employees, Salespersons, Drivers & Clerical
8871—Clerical Telecommuter Employees
8814—Federal Employer’s Liability Act—Clerical Office Employees
8723—Insurance Companies—Including Clerical & Salespersons
8799—Mailing or Addressing Company or Letter Service Shop—Clerical Staff
8800—Mailing or Addressing Co.
8901—Telecommunications Co.—Office or Exchange Employees & Clerical
Classification Code 8810 and the list of alternative codes do have state exceptions. Eight states do list exceptions to 8810 of varying degrees. Massachusetts seemed to have the most state exceptions.
As one might expect, the classification codes tend to be more expensive than 8810.
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