Employment Law -- Employee

Are Any Types Of Employment Exempt From Coverage Under District Of Columbia Unemployment Insurance Law?

The following types of employment are not covered by District of Columbia unemployment insurance law:

  • service performed by an individual under 18 years of age as a baby­sitter;
  • casual labor not in the course of an employer’s trade or business;
  • service by an individual employed by the individual’s son, daughter or spouse;
  • service by a child under 21 years of age employed by his/her parent;
  • service as an insurance agent if entirely on commission;
  • service performed in the employ of a church, religious convention, association of churches, or any organization which is operated primarily for religious purposes;
  • service performed as part of an unemployment work­relief or work­training program assisted or financed by any federal or state agency or political subdivision, by an individual receiving such work relief or training;
  • service performed in the employ of a foreign government;
  • service performed in the employ of a public international organization such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund; and COMSAT;
  • service performed in a facility for rehabilitation by a person receiving rehabilitation;
  • service performed by an inmate of a penal institution
  • service performed for a railroad which is covered under provisions of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act;
  • service performed by a student at his/her school, college, or university;
  • service performed in the employ of a hospital as a student nurse or intern;
  • service performed by an individual under the age of 18 years in the delivery or distribution of newspaper.