The governor just signed SB 1159 into law. As amended and currently published, SB 1159 contains 5 sections, three of which contain presumptions that apply to different groups of employees and with different rules as to how each presumption will be triggered. This new law will essentially codify the rebuttable presumption of industrial injury for employees at work who contracted COVID-19 March 19, 2020 through July 5, 2020. Two new presumptions are created: one for first responders and healthcare workers from July 6, 2020 forward and one for employees who contracted COVID-19 during an outbreak at the employer's worksite.
Join Brenna Hampton (Office Managing Partner – San Diego) and Leigh Bove (Attorney – San Diego) as they review and analyze this groundbreaking legislation.
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