§ 28-43-32. Group accounts.
Two (2) or more employers that have become liable for payments in lieu of contributions, in accordance with the provisions of § 28-43-29, may file a joint application to the director for the establishment of a group account for the purpose of sharing the cost of benefits paid that are attributable to service in the employ of those employers. Each application shall identify and authorize a group representative to act as the group's agent for the purposes of this section. Upon approval of the application, the director shall establish a group account for those employers effective as of the beginning of the calendar quarter in which he or she receives the application and shall notify the group's representative of the effective date of the account. That account shall remain in effect for not less than two (2) tax years and subsequently until terminated at the discretion of the director or upon application by the group. Upon establishment of the account, each member of the group shall be liable for payments in lieu of contributions with respect to each calendar quarter in the amount that bears the same ratio to the total benefits paid in that quarter that are attributable to service performed in the employ of all members of the group as the total wages paid for service in employment by that member in that quarter bear to the total wages paid during that quarter for service performed in the employ of all members of the group. The director shall prescribe any regulations as deemed necessary with respect to applications for establishment, maintenance, and termination of group accounts that are authorized by this section, for addition of new members to, and withdrawal of active members from, those accounts, and for the determination of the amounts that are payable under this section by members of the group and the time and manner of those payments.
(P.L. 1971, ch. 94, § 9.)