Premium guideline: Interstate workers

If an employee works in multiple states or territories, and you’re not sure which one applies for workers compensation purposes, this guide will help.
Last updated

Jan 2017

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File Type and Size

PDF, 44.53 kB

Document Length

6 pages

What it contains

This guide includes 5 tests to determine which state your employee counts as being in for workers compensation purposes, with helpful examples. You only need to do Test 2 if Test 1 doesn’t give you a clear answer, and so on.

The 5 tests are:

  1. What state do they usually work in?
  2. What state are they usually based in?
  3. Where are the employer’s business activities managed or controlled from?
  4. If they work on a ship, where was it last registered?
  5. Where did the injury happen?