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Bill Would Create Presumption That Casino Workers' Disease is Compensable

Friday, December 7, 2018 | 154 | 0 | 47 min read

Employees in smoky casinos are gambling with their health and deserve automatic workers' compensation for respiratory disease, according to the author of a bill introduced in the Legislature this week. Senate Bill 3230, introduced by Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Salem, would create a rebuttable presumption that a casino worker's respiratory condition is an occupational disease if the employee worked in a smoking area. "This presumption may be rebutted by clear and convincing evidence that the disease did not arise out of and in the course of the employment, including info...

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