Workers' Compensation Presumption for COVID-19 Claims: What Contractors Need To Know
Governor Newsom recently issued Executive Order N- 62-20, establishing a new workers’ compensation presumption for COVID-19 illness contracted at the workplace. The order applies to all workers required to work outside the home. While the presumption could have been conclusive and open-ended, the Governor announced last week that the presumption would, in fact, be rebuttable and of limited duration. He further clarified that an employee must exhaust all available sick leave before disability benefits kick in and the burden would be on the employer to provide evidence the infection happened elsewhere. Presented by AGC’s Legal Advisory Council, this WebED session will provide in-depth information on Exec. Order N-62-20, how to best minimize your company’s exposure and how to build a strong employer rebuttal case when necessary.