Pandemic related legal developments

Effective immediately, a new California law creates a rebuttable presumption through Jan. 1, 2023 that an employee’s COVID‑19‑related illness or death is work‑related, triggering workers compensation benefits, if the employee tested positive for the disease within 14 days of an outbreak, as defined, at his specific workplace.  An employer may rebut the presumption with evidence of preventative measures the employer took to reduce transmission of COVID‑19 in the workplace and with evidence the employee had non‑occupational risks of contracting the disease.

Click here to read the full article written by SCMV Shareholder Dan Eaton and published in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Click here for a printable version.

September 28th, 2020  |  Categories: News
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