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California Employers Take on Greater COVID-19 Liability

California Employers Take on Greater COVID-19 Liability

October 2, 2020 at 2:57 PM - COVID-19,

The California legislature recently passed SB 1159, significantly expanding the governor’s executive order (N-62-20) of May 6 (“Executive Order”) regarding workers’ compensation and employer liability for COVID-19.

The Executive Order created a rebuttable presumption[1] that any employee diagnosed with COVID-19 from March 19 to July 5, who had visited the workplace at the direction of their employer and received positive results within 14 days of such visit, was presumed to have contracted the disease on the job, and therefore, could file a workers’ compensation claim.

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California’s New Mandatory Sexual Misconduct & Abuse Reporting Requirement

California’s New Mandatory Sexual Misconduct & Abuse Reporting Requirement

January 30, 2020 at 2:07 PM -

The State of California is taking additional steps to report sexual misconduct and abuse of patients by licensed health care providers. Effective January 1, 2020, Health Care Facilities and Other Entities (defined below) that arrange for services provided by certain licensed healthcare professionals can now be held liable for failing to report sexual misconduct or sexual abuse of their patients by providers.

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