COVID-19

New Workers’ Compensation Changes and Employer Reporting for COVID-19

New Workers’ Compensation Changes and Employer Reporting for COVID-19

SB 1159 made a number of changes relating to COVID-19 presumptions for workers’ compensation and also adds reporting requirements for employers. 

In short, the bill puts the burden on the employer and workers’ compensation, if an employee tests positive for COVID-19. The presumption that the illness was contracted at work is rebuttable. The bill also establishes new reporting requirements. When an employer with five or more employees “knows or reasonably should know” that an employee tests positive for COVID-19, the employer must inform their workers’ compensation carrier within three business days.

Attached is a full summary of the bill from Kahn, Soares & Conway. Please review this important information. 

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COVID-19 Industry Briefs for Ag

COVID-19 Industry Briefs for Ag

The Zenith is offering a series of free COVID-19 briefs for agriculture. Please see the notice below and register for these 30-minute seminars covering the recently issued CDFA guidance for Ag and OSHA inspections, COVID-19 testing and transportation. Each brief is presented by subject experts and should be highly valuable to your mill, dryer or farm. 

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Additional COVID-19 Resources from CDFA

Additional COVID-19 Resources from CDFA

With the increase in reported cases in the Sacramento Valley and Ag processing in the San Joaquin Valley, now is the time to look at your COVID-19 plans and make sure they are up to date. We offer the following from CDFA, including procedures to follow if an outbreak occurs. 

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