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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Breaking News: Governor Newsom Signs SB 1159 Into Law

September 17, 2020 As anticipated in our previous Flash Bulletin, Governor Newsom has signed SB 1159 into law, continuing and expanding upon the presumptions put into place in the previous executive order regarding industrial causation of COVID-19 claims. The law is effective immediately as of September 17, 2020. Over the coming days, we will be providing our immediate thoughts on the impact of the new bill, commenting on any changes made to the bill between when it was sent to […]

Governor Newsom Poised to Sign SB 1159: A Primer on Continuation and Expansion of COVID-19 Presumptive Injuries

September 2, 2020 Ever since Governor Newsom’s May 7th Executive Order N-63-20 established a new paradigm for claims handling in the era of COVID-19, the workers’ compensation world has waited with bated breath for the inevitable legislation which the order promised would be soon to follow. As different versions of the bill that would ultimately become SB-1159 worked its way through the chambers of the California Legislature, there has been much speculation—and trepidation—about what the final text of the bill […]