Farming and agricultural operations don’t have to provide workers’ comp, with some notable exceptions.
Known as “The Good Life” state, Nebraska is recognized for its farming and agriculture prowess and its rich heritage. However, agriculture is also one of the most dangerous industries to work in. Nebraskans working in agricultural and farming operations must be aware that state laws generally exempt employers in those industries from providing workers’ compensation coverage to employees.
The law doesn’t paint a black and white picture, however. If you have been injured in this line of work, there are certain circumstances that do mandate workers’ compensation coverage.
For example, under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act, employers engaged in an agricultural and farming operation are required to provide workers’ compensation for employees if:
• they employ 10 or more full-time employees, none of whom are family members,
• those full-time employees work on each work day for 13 weeks during the calendar year.