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Employers’ AB 685 Compliance Guide

Employers’ AB 685 Compliance Guide

With the passage of California Senate Bill 1159 and Assembly Bill 685, employers will now play a central role in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. They are saddled with new responsibilities which have in the past, been borne…

Employers’ SB 1159 Compliance Guide

Employers’ SB 1159 Compliance Guide

This article is designed to help employers and business owners understand the employer reporting obligations of SB 1159, the COVID-19 workers’ compensation presumption law. What happened?  Basically, the State of California has outsourced to employers much of the public health…

COVID-19 Presumption Law In Effect Immediately

COVID-19 Presumption Law In Effect Immediately

SB 1159, the COVID-19 workers’ compensation presumption bill, was signed into law by the Governor on September 17, 2020, and is effective immediately.  Employers and claims departments must now comply with the reporting requirements established under Labor Code § 3212.88,…

COVID-19 Presumption Expired: Now What?

COVID-19 Presumption Expired: Now What?

Sunday, July 5, 2020 was the last day of the COVID-19 presumption of workers’ compensation injury created by Executive Order N-62-20. The Order has not yet been extended. There is pending legislation on COVID-19, including SB1159, which would codify the…

COVID-19 & Workers’ Comp FAQs

COVID-19 & Workers’ Comp FAQs

Summary: Except for some hospital workers, medical transit workers, EMTs and other employees in jobs classified as high risk or very high risk of contracting COVID-19, California law provides that almost all COVID-19 Workers’ Comp claims can be denied. Even…

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