California Passes New COVID-19-Related Employment Laws

Since August, California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed many pieces of legislation into law on varied topics. (As reported in this blog, one law related to state paid sick leave requirements, while another defined worker classification determinations.) On September 17th, 2020, Governor Newsom continued this trend of signing new employment law legislation. These specific bills, […]

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Workers’ Compensation Coverage of COVID-19 Illnesses

Each year, millions of workers are injured or become seriously ill because of their working environment. In fact, in November 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their annual Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Report stating that there were over 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses during 2018. In certain circumstances, these affected […]

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Workers’ Comp Claims Drop Nationwide Except for Fraudulent Ones

In a report covering the past two-and-a-half years, the National Insurance Crime Bureau says the number of workers' compensation claims nationwide is falling year to year — from 3.35 million in 2011 to 3.24 million in 2012 — but questionable claims are rising, from 3,474 in 2011 to 4,460 in 2012. Judging by statistics for […]

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