For the purposes of this subchapter, the following definitions apply:
(1) "Conference" means a meeting, seminar, discussion, or other similar event where the principal presentation, in the format of a lecture or similar presentation, is the primary purpose, and participation by attendees is a secondary purpose.
(2) "Credential" means a nationally recognized degree or certification or state-recognized credential. Credentials include, but are not limited to post-secondary degrees/certificates, recognized skill standards, licensure or industry-recognized certificates (i.e., ASE car repair, Hazmat, CAN, CDL, Boiler Operator, Flag Person, Heavy Equipment Operator, etc.), and all state education agency recognized credentials.
(3) "Department" means the Department of Labor and Industry.
(a) means a for profit or non-profit business entity that:
(i) employs no more than 50 employees statewide; and
(ii) is properly registered with the secretary of state to conduct business as a sole proprietor, if required, or as a corporation, a partnership, a limited liability company, or an association; but
(b) does not include governmental entities.
(5) "Predominately year-round job" means a position that provides work in at least 11 months of a 12-month period.