Existing law establishes a workers' compensation system, administered by the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers' Compensation, to compensate an employee 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. This bill would, until an unspecified date, define "injury" for a critical worker, as described, to include illness or death that results from exposure to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) under specified circumstances. The bill would create a disputable presumption, as specified, that an injury that develops or manifests itself while a critical worker is employed arose out of and in the course of the employment.
Set for hearing June 1.
Set for hearing May 14 in L., P.E. & R. pending receipt.
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 22.
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/20/20 - Introduced|
|04/01/20 - Amended Senate|
|04/22/20 - Amended Senate|
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