BASIC (09-02)

RS 02002.035 Special Exceptions to the Coverage Rules under the Australian Agreement

A. INTRODUCTION

The rules described in RS 02002.010 - RS 02002.035 cover the great majority of situations where a worker would otherwise be subject to the laws of both the United States and Australia. However, these rules may not cover all situations, or, if applied, may have unintended results in certain cases. For this reason, a special exception provision is included in the agreement.

B. POLICY

A worker or an employer may request that a special exception be granted so that a worker's coverage will be assigned other than in accordance with the normal coverage rules of the agreement. Both countries must agree to the exception before it can be granted. If either country does not agree with granting an exception, the worker's coverage will be determined in accordance with the applicable coverage rule of the agreement.


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RS 02002.035 - Special Exceptions to the Coverage Rules under the Australian Agreement - 09/17/2002
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:09/17/2002