New California Law SB 1159 Creates Workers’ Compensation Presumption for Certain Eligible Employees

By and on October 1, 2020

On September 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 1159 into law, which is effective immediately for all employers. Among other things, the law creates a “disputable presumption” under workers’ compensation statutes for certain employees with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and establishes reporting requirements on confirmed cases and number of employees.

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Ellen M. BronchettiEllen M. Bronchetti
Ellen Bronchetti represents employers in employment and traditional labor disputes. Her litigation experience includes representing employers in state and federal cases involving issues in wage and hour, trade secret misappropriation, whistleblower, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, statutory leave, retaliation and breach of contract claims, including complex class actions and representative action litigation across the United States. Read Ellen Bronchetti's full bio. 


Kate De La CruzKate De La Cruz
Kate De La Cruz focuses her practice on employment law. Kate has experience with litigation and transactions focused on civil rights.Read Kate De La Cruz's full bio.

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