Significant Changes to CA Workers’ Comp Law
Recently, Senate Bill 1159 was passed by the California Legislature and awaits Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature. The Governor has until September 30 to sign the bill or veto it. We expect that he will sign it. SB 1159 creates new rules and obligations related to the reporting and compensability of COVID-19 claims.
We want to provide you guidance and resources to prepare for the new changes impacting your workers' compensation program and COVID-19 claims:
- Our experts have analyzed the new law, and we have a number of recommendations to keep your employees safe while mitigating your exposure to COVID-19 claims. View the analysis and recommendations.
- We have also created a checklist that we hope will help you navigate your company through these changes. View the employer checklist.
BY THE ZENITH Ins Co.