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Analysis of Senate Bill 1127

Posted by Sure S. Log on Oct 5, 2022 11:43:19 AM

Yesterday we issued a summary of workers' compensation bills recently signed into law. The most significant is SB 1127, which is outlined in depth here. A webinar will be scheduled shortly to delve into these changes and their implications.

On Sept. 29, 2022, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 1127. The bill makes several changes to coverage by a statutory presumption of compensability. As explained in the Assembly Floor Analysis, "presumptions of compensability have been adopted, some many decades ago, to reflect unique circumstances where injuries or illnesses appear to logically be work related, but it is difficult for the injured worker to prove it is work related."[1]

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Topics: Red Alerts, California, Laws, Statutory Presumption, 240 Weeks

California Workers' Compensation Bills

Posted by Sure S. Log on Oct 3, 2022 4:00:00 PM

The 2022 legislative season is over. The Legislature had until Aug 31, 2022 to pass bills, and Governor Gavin Newsom had until Sept. 30, 2022 to sign or veto bills. The bills signed by the Governor take effect on Jan. 1, 2023. Below is a list of bills affecting California workers' compensation.

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Topics: Special Reports, Urgent Reports, California, Laws

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