1. California’s New COVID-19 Immediate Workers’ Compensation Changes

California’s New COVID-19 Immediate Workers’ Compensation Changes

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Human resources expert Teri Morning will reveal the recent changes to California laws and delve into the details of Workers’ Compensation coverage for COVID-19. You will learn how to help your colleagues and protect your organization.
Event ID: 2776315
Recording: Unable to attend? A recording will be available after the presentation.
Date: Wednesday, November 11 11:30 AM Eastern
Duration: Scheduled for 90 minutes question and answer period.
Presenter: Teri Morning

Workers’ compensation changes will affect your organization. Learn about the new laws.

New laws provide increased COVID-19 protections for employees in California:

  • SB 1159, ratified on September 17, solidified the presumption that an employee’s illness related to COVID-19 is an occupational injury and therefore eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if certain criteria are met.
  • AB 685, effective January 1, 2021, will amend the Labor Code to require California employers to comply with stricter occupational health and safety rules. It gives Cal/OSHA broadened enforcement powers to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

You need to understand the new requirements enacted as an emergency response to the pandemic. Now, all California employers must operate wisely in a safety-focused environment to reduce liability and ensure compliance.

  • What is the purpose of Workers’ Compensation?
  • Which employers are covered?
  • Which two presumptions of eligibility are rebuttable?
  • What are the requirements for a COVID-19 diagnosis?
  • What are the employer reporting requirements and penalties?
  • Who qualifies for temporary disability?
  • How have employee Workers’ Compensation benefits changed?
  • What death benefits are now available?
  • What is the timeline for Workers’ Compensation claims?
  • How do SB 1159 and AB 685 affect your organization?

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