California senate - jobs & the economy
Worker's compensation: covid-19: critical workers
Senate Bill 1159 (2020)
Introduced by Senator Jerry Hill
- 09/17/20: Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 85, Statutes of 2020.
- Existing law establishes a workers’ compensation system, administered by the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation, to compensate an employee, as defined, for injuries sustained in the course of employment. Existing law creates a disputable presumption that specified injuries sustained in the course of employment of a specified member of law enforcement or a specified first responder arose out of and in the course of the employment. Existing law governs the procedures for filing a claim for workers’ compensation, including filing a claim form, and provides that an injury is presumed compensable if liability is not rejected within 90 days after the claim form is filed, as specified.
- This bill would define “injury” for an employee to include illness or death resulting from the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) under specified circumstances, until January 1, 2024, and July 1, 2024, for employees generally, and until July 1, 2024, for certain peace officers, firefighters, and health care workers, among others.
- LASCC Position: Oppose
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