California SB 1159 Expands Presumption of Workers’ Compensation Liability for COVID-19 Illness Claims: Signed into Law on September 17, 2020

In May, California Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-62-20, which created a rebuttable presumption that certain employees who test positive for COVID-19 contracted the virus at work for workers’ compensation purposes. With the governor’s order expiring on July...