SB 1159: The Proof Is In The Presumption
On August 31, state lawmakers passed SB 1159 (Hill), a compromise bill that will establish a presumption of compensability for COVID-19 cases. The bill was passed as an urgency measure, so as soon as the Governor signs it, the law will take effect immediately. CWCI has reviewed the intricacies of the bill and prepared a 1-hour training webinar in which General Counsel Ellen Sims Langille and Claims and Medical Director Jackie Secia explain the complicated aspects of how the COVID-19 presumption of compensability will apply to various segments of California’s workforce, discuss the different sets of rules that apply depending on date of injury, occupation, and positivity rates, and review important new notification rules for employers under SB 1159 as well as under AB 685 (Reyes). On September 17, the Governor signed SB 1159 and AB 685.
The webinar is free to CWCI members, $99 for non-members. Pre-registration is required, so to sign up, click the registration button above.