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Presumption to Run Through 2024, Under Amended Bill

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 2322 | 0 | 72 min read

California law would presume COVID-19 is compensable for specified frontline workers and anyone working at a place where at least 5% of their coworkers also tested positive, under the latest amendments to Senate Bill 1159. The amendments to SB 1159, by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, would create a presumption that COVID-19 is compensable for peace officers, firefighters and health care workers through July 1, 2024. Amendments Hill introduced Monday would also apply the presumption to other workers who test positive within 14 days of working at their employer’s place of busines...

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