On or before the last day of January of each year, each public employer shall transmit to the public employees retirement system a list of all individuals providing personal services who at any time during the preceding calendar year received compensation from the employer for which no contributions were deducted under section 145.47 of the Revised Code because the employer classified the individual as an independent contractor or another classification other than public employee or any other reason. The list shall contain the name of the individual and any other information required by the system.
If there is doubt at the time the list is compiled or at any other time regarding whether an individual providing personal services to a public employer is a public employee, the employer shall make a written request to the public employees retirement board for a determination of whether the individual is a public employee for the purposes of this chapter. On receipt of the request, the board shall determine whether the individual is a public employee with regard to the services in question. If the board determines that the individual is not a public employee, for the purposes of this chapter the individual shall be considered an independent contractor with regard to the services in question. The board's determination is final.
The board shall notify the individual and the employer of its determination. The determination shall apply to services performed before, on, or after the effective date of this section for the same employer in the same capacity.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.148,SB 343, §1, eff. 1/7/2013.