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Amended Workers’ Compensation Benefits for COVID-19 Positive Employees

Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1159 (“SB 1159”) on September 17, 2020, which could expand the definition of injury under the workers’ compensation system to include illness or death resulting from COVID-19. In May, the governor had issued an executive order which created a presumption that any COVID-19-related illness of an employee shall be presumed... Continue Reading
September 17, 2020

Amended Workers’ Compensation Benefits for COVID-19 Positive Employees

Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1159 (“SB 1159”) on September 17, 2020, which could expand the definition of injury under the workers’ compensation system to include illness or death resulting from COVID-19. In May, the governor had issued an executive order which created a presumption that any COVID-19-related illness of an employee shall be presumed... Continue Reading…
September 17, 2020

What Businesses Can Do to Prepare for Further Closure Orders

Many businesses are beginning their re-opening phases, while others are being forced to close again due to COVID-19 fluctuations.  In such uncertain circumstances, many employers are struggling to find a balance between the safe and efficient operation of their businesses, and preparation for potential closure orders and/or business restrictions. Due to the uncertainty of the... Continue Reading…
July 10, 2020

What Businesses Can Do to Prepare for Further Closure Orders

Many businesses are beginning their re-opening phases, while others are being forced to close again due to COVID-19 fluctuations.  In such uncertain circumstances, many employers are struggling to find a balance between the safe and efficient operation of their businesses, and preparation for potential closure orders and/or business restrictions. Due to the uncertainty of the... Continue Reading
July 10, 2020

Judicial Council of California’s Emergency Orders Affecting Employment Actions

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 pandemic on California’s judicial branch, The Judicial Council of California met yesterday and issued emergency rules related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Overall, the Judicial Council of California issued eleven different orders, however, three of them will directly affect employment cases. Statute of Limitations Tolls for All Civil Actions... Continue Reading
April 7, 2020

Judicial Council of California’s Emergency Orders Affecting Employment Actions

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 pandemic on California’s judicial branch, The Judicial Council of California met yesterday and issued emergency rules related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Overall, the Judicial Council of California issued eleven different orders, however, three of them will directly affect employment cases. Statute of Limitations Tolls for All Civil Actions... Continue Reading…
April 7, 2020