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Thu Apr 1, 2021, 05:26 AM

Labor Committee OKs Bills on COVID Workers' Comp Claims

Workers afflicted by the coronavirus could make compensation claims with the presumption that they were infected on the job under a wide-ranging bill advanced Thursday by the Labor and Public Employees Committee.

The labor committee passed two versions of the 52-page omnibus legislation, which included the workers’ compensation change — a rebuttable presumption the employee caught the virus at work — as well as other elements like increased burial benefits and the elimination of exemptions that shielded some businesses from offering paid sick time.

Sen. Julie Kushner, co-chairwoman of the panel, tried to frame the scope of the bill in terms of the historic and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s not common to do this but we’re not living in common times,” she said. “We are living through — hopefully most of us are living through, many have died — a pandemic that we have never experienced in our lifetimes and the cost of that on workers… was enormous.”

Read more: https://ctnewsjunkie.com/2021/03/26/labor-committee-oks-bills-on-covid-workers-comp-claims/

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