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Statute Text

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Article - Labor and Employment
§9–204.  
(a)    (1)   Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, with the approval of the Commission, an individual who otherwise would not be a covered employee and the employer of the individual may elect to make the individual a covered employee by filing a joint election with the Commission.
(2)   The right to make an election under this subsection for an individual may be exercised by:
(i)   an individual who is at least 16 years old; or
(ii)   a parent or guardian of an individual who is less than 16 years old.
(b)   An individual who is not a covered employee due to § 9-223(c) of this subtitle and the employer of the individual may not make an election under this section if prohibited by federal law.