Governor Newsom's Executive Order creates a presumption that any COVID-19 diagnosis qualifies an employee for workers' compensation benefits. Employees diagnosed with COVID-19 are now presumed to have contracted the virus at work.
Take a look at the new order and how it will affect those in California.
Employee Covid-19 infections at businesses reopening despite the ongoing pandemic could trigger a flood of workers' compensation claims, potentially overwhelming some state systems.
a surge in claims can affect the system.
NCCI has received numerous questions in the last few weeks regarding COVID-19 and the impact it may have on the workers compensation industry.
Read more on NCCI's projections on the potential impact.
While the pace of new developments has slowed somewhat, there are still workplace law updates you need to know about.
Here is a summary of the top stories.
Nursing homes are right in the middle of the deadly coronavirus pandemic hitting the U.S, with more than 28%, or nearly 20,000, of the nation's COVID-19 deaths happening in these long term care facilities, according to a recent report by The New York Times.
See more on the findings of this report.
A number of states have taken executive action or passed legislation addressing workers' compensation coverage for employees who contract COVID-19.
Find out which states have made changes.
With daily changes in regulations occurring across the country, three industry experts answer the most pertinent questions regarding the impact of COVID-19 on workers' compensation.
Learn more on what the experts have to say.