(WCB) The right to hear and determine a workers’ compensation case. The Board has jurisdiction over cases with employment in NYS. Notable exclusions from the Board’ jurisdiction in New York State include: federal government workers and certain employees of local government, many NYC government occupations (civil service police, firefighters, sanitation workers), most NYC teachers, and casual employments (yard work by minors, baby-sitters, etc.). Workers covered by separate compensation systems under federal laws (maritime employments, merchant seafarers, interstate railroad employees, etc.) may elect to submit to NYS jurisdiction by waiving their federal rights and remedies. Coverage for some worker classes in NYS is elective (e.g., part-time household workers, sole proprietors, corporate officers, certain musicians, and farm workers earning less than $1,200 per year).