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Governor Signs Presumption, COVID Notification Bills

Friday, September 18, 2020 | 1349 | 0 | 164 min read

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday signed a bill creating several presumptions that COVID-19 is a compensable condition, and he signed a measure that would require employers to report outbreaks to local health officials. The governor said during a signing ceremony streamed online that SB 1159, by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and AB 685, by Assemblywoman Eloise Reyes, D-San Bernardino, are part of a package of legislation intended to protect workers during the pandemic. “Protecting workers is critical to slowing the spread of this virus,” Newsom said in a statement. &ld...

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