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Brown Signs Bill to Bar Pro Athlete Claims

By Jim Sams (Senior Editor)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | 0

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill that will exempt professional athletes with a limited connection to California from filing workers' compensation claims at the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1309 by Henry T. Perea, D-Fresno. The bill prohibits athletes who are temporarily in the state from filing a claim for an on-the-field injury if their team provides work comp coverage in its home state.An athlete is temporarily in California if in the year before the injury, fewer than 20% of his duty days – team-directed activities such as pr...

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