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It’s “Probably No Big Deal” – How to Enter into Law Enforcement Service

When a member of the public is injured while engaged in “active law enforcement service,” either on command by the county, (typically a county sheriff) or at the request of a peace officer, California law treats the member of the public as a public employee entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. (Labor Code § 3366, sub. (a).)

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Pandemic of Presumptions: Deciphering SB 1159

This webinar was presented on September 25, 2020 and discussed the newly signed bill SB 1159.

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The New Normal: Work from Home Injuries

This free quarterly webinar was presented on September 9, 2020 and discussed injuries while working from home.

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The California Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 1159 before the end of its legislative session this week, codifying the prior Executive Order creating a COVID presumption and creating a rebuttable presumption as to health care workers, peace officers, firefighters, and other first responders and emergency workers, as well as a presumption for other employees in the event of an outbreak of COVID at the workplace.  Two other Assembly Bills (AB) that were being considered, AB 196 and AB 664, were not voted on and so will not become law.  AB 196, the most expansive of the proposed legislation, would have essentially created a conclusive presumption that COVID contracted by an essential worker constitutes an industrial injury. 

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