Working from home is a situation that has become quite common in the last year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many workers were sent home to work remotely. Some of them have already returned to their workplaces. However, there are still many others who today continue to perform their duties from home.
We’ve railed against the higher financial costs brought on by delays in medical care as evidenced in a report published late last year, but make no mistake – the highest costs are being paid by the injured workers who end up with a permanent disability because their medical care was delayed.
Farmworkers in California received a big boost last week as Governor Newsom signed a package of bills creating new and expanded safety measures to protect agricultural workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a major win for worker safety, Cal/OSHA has recently stepped up efforts to protect workers’ from COVID-19 by moving forward on an emergency temporary standard while also citing employers who have failed to instill various safety measures to protect employees.
On September 17, 2020, Governor Newsom signed two pieces of legislation related to workers and workers’ compensation; Senate Bill 1159 (Hill), which creates new workers’ compensation presumptions for COVID-19 infections, and Assembly Bill 685 (Reyes), which requires employers to report outbreaks of COVID-19 to local health officials.
SACRAMENTO — Under an executive order signed May 6 by Gov. Gavin Newsom, employees who work outside the home are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if they contract COVID-19. The order applies to workers who are diagnosed within 14 days after they…
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