a. An employee leasing company shall register with the commissioner and provide a list of its client companies with covered employees in this State, both upon the initial registration of the employee leasing company, and thereafter, annually by January 31st, listing all client companies as of the immediately preceding December 31st. The list shall include the following information with regard to each client company:
(1) Client company's name;
(2) Client company's physical location address;
(3) Description of client company's economic activity;
(4) Client company's state tax identification number;
(5) Percent of client company's workforce being leased;
(6) Effective date and duration of employee leasing agreement;
(7) A copy of the standard form of agreement entered into between the employee leasing company and the client company;
(a) The standard form of agreement shall be accompanied by a certified list of all client companies with covered employees in this State contracting with the employee leasing company for its services.
(b) The employee leasing company shall be required to notify the Department of Labor and Workforce Development on an annual basis of any material changes in the standard form of agreement which relate to the requirements set forth in section 2 of P.L.2001, c. 260 ( C.34:8-68 ), and when any particular client company has agreed to terms which deviate from the standard form of agreement;
(9) Proof of current workers' compensation coverage, which may be in the form of a letter from the insurance carrier, and which shall include the name of the carrier, date of commencement of coverage under the policy, term of the coverage, and verification of premiums paid, except that, if the employee leasing company has entered into an employee leasing agreement with a client company who elects to maintain its own workers' compensation insurance, the client company shall provide that proof to the commissioner; and
(10) Confirmation that all leased employees are covered by workers' compensation insurance, except that, if the employee leasing company has entered into an employee leasing agreement with a client company who elects to maintain its own workers' compensation insurance, the client company shall provide that confirmation to the commissioner.
If an employee leasing company enters into an employee leasing agreement with a client company who elects to maintain its own workers' compensation insurance, the employee leasing company shall notify the department within 30 days of the election and provide the department with the name of the client company, name of the carrier and policy number.
b. Employee leasing companies shall also report to the department, on a quarterly basis, wage information regarding each covered employee as required by law, rule or regulation.
c. All records, reports and other information obtained from employee leasing companies under P.L.2001, c. 260 ( C.34:8-67 et seq. ), except to the extent necessary for the proper administration by the department of that act and all applicable labor laws, shall be confidential and shall not be published or open to public inspection other than to public employees in the performance of their public duties.
d. The department shall establish a limited registration and renewal process and appropriate forms for an employee leasing company that (1) is not domiciled in this State; (2) is licensed or registered as an employee leasing company or professional employer organization in another state; (3) does not maintain an office in this State or directly solicit client companies located or domiciled in this State; and (4) is not responsible for more than 50 covered employees employed in this State on the date of registration or renewal. If during the term of a limited registration an employee leasing company becomes responsible for more than 50 covered employees, the employee leasing company shall re-register with the department pursuant to subsection a. of this section within 30 days of the end of the quarter in which the employee leasing company became responsible for more than 50 covered employees, but shall not be charged any additional registration fee, if a registration fee is required. An employee leasing company requesting a limited registration pursuant to this subsection shall provide the department with a list of client companies and the number of covered employees at each of those companies and such other information as the department shall prescribe. Any employee leasing company receiving a limited registration from the department shall not be required to comply with the provisions of subsections a. and b. of section 5 of P.L.2001, c. 260 ( C.34:8-71 ).
e. Two or more employee leasing companies that are majority owned by the same ultimate parent company, entity or person may register as an employee leasing company group, and may satisfy the registration requirements imposed pursuant to this section and the financial reporting required pursuant to section 5 of P.L.2001, c. 260 ( C.34:8-71 ), and any other filing requirements authorized by the department, on a combined or consolidated basis, provided that the employee leasing company group demonstrates positive working capital pursuant to section 5 of P.L.2001, c. 260 ( C.34:8-71 ). Each employee leasing company covered under an employee leasing company group registration shall guarantee the financial capacity obligations of each other employee leasing company covered under the employee leasing company group registration.
f. The department may require that every initial application and subsequent annual reporting submitted pursuant to this section shall be accompanied by a fee of up to $500. If such a fee is required, every initial application and subsequent annual reporting submitted by an employee leasing company group pursuant to subsection e. of this section shall be accompanied by a fee of the required amount for each employee leasing company included in the employee leasing company group.
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