2016 Maryland Code
Labor and Employment
Title 9 - Workers' Compensation
Subtitle 2 - Covered Employees and Employers
§ 9-209. Domestic servant
(a) In general. -- An individual who is employed as a domestic worker in a private home is a covered employee with respect to a household if the individual earns at least $ 1,000 in cash in a calendar quarter from that household.
(b) Election to make individual a covered employee. --
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection, an individual and the employer of the individual may elect to make the individual a covered employee by filing a joint election with the Commission, if the individual:
(i) is employed as a domestic worker in a private home; and
(ii) would not be a covered employee with respect to a household under the provisions of subsection (a) of this section because the individual earns less than $ 1,000 in cash in a calendar quarter from that household.
(2) The right to make an election under paragraph (1) of this subsection for an individual may be exercised by:
(i) an individual who is at least 16 years old; or
(ii) a parent or guardian of an individual who is less than 16 years old.
(3) For an individual who is not a covered employee due to § 9-223(c) of this subtitle, an employer may not make an election under this subsection if prohibited by federal law.
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