Category: Workers’ Compensation

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Comp Coverage Immediately Expanded for COVID-19 Infections

On September 17, 2020, Governor Newsom signed SB 1159, which goes into effect immediately, expanding workers’ compensation coverage for employees who contract COVID-19 through the year…

Use this free flow chart to determine whether a presumption of COVID-19 in your worker applies.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workers' Compensation

COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Claim Presumption Flowchart

In early May, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order extending workers’ compensation benefits to California employees who contract COVID-19 while working outside of their…

AB 664 and AB 196, however, go beyond a mere presumption and conclusively determine that any exposure or contraction of a communicable disease, is a workplace injury.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workers' Compensation

Job Killer Bills Dramatically Increase Workers’ Compensation Costs

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills that will substantially increase workers’ compensation costs by establishing a “conclusive presumption” of workplace injury for contraction of COVID-19…

The DIR has now provided some guidance, in the form of questions and answers, on the implementation of California’s new worker’s compensation executive order.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workers' Compensation

New Workers’ Compensation and COVID-19 Guidance

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has posted a Question and Answer page clarifying certain aspects of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-62-20, which…

Governor Newsom’s new executive order providing workers’ compensation benefits for workers who contract COVID-19 during the stay-at-home order is retroactive to March 19, 2020.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Extended for COVID-19

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-62-20,  extending workers’ compensation benefits to employees who contract COVID-19 while working outside of their homes during California’s…

2020 temporary total disability rates
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Posted in Workers' Compensation

2020 Temporary Total Disability Rates Announced

California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced that the minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates will increase on January 1, 2020: The minimum…

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Posted in Workers' Compensation

Employee Claims a Co-Worker Lied About On-the-Job Injury

One of my employees came to me today and said his back was sore and that he hurt it while moving some equipment, so we…

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Posted in Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Is Not Optional

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office reminds employers that they must maintain valid workers’ compensation insurance coverage for all workers, including part-time employees. Employers should also…

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Posted in Health and Safety Workers' Compensation Workplace Safety

U.S. DOL to Assist with California Wildfire Recovery Efforts

With the continued fight to contain the wildfires in California — two of which, the Camp Fire and the Woolsey Fire, have reached a combined…

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Posted in Labor Relations Workers' Compensation Workplace Safety

Wildfire Reminders: Employers Have Obligations, Must Take Precautions to Protect Employees

With a new series of wildfires flaring up this month, the California Chamber of Commerce presents below responses to questions often received from the employer…