Are you prepared to defend post termination claims filed due to Covid19 related layoffs and terminations? The WCIRB estimates up to a 25% increase of filings over the next year based on the current unemployment/job loss data. (2012-2017 WCIRB filing data: 25 post-term CT claims per 1000 lost jobs). SB1159 and AB685 begin with assumptions an employee contracted Covid 19 at work. Are you aware of the defenses outlined in the bill? Employers who fail to comply with the reporting requirements set forth under both laws can be subject to civil penalties and citations in the tens of thousands of dollars.
Do not let an increase in claims costs or civil penalties haunt your economic recovery. Join us as labor and workers’ compensation attorney’s Matthew Golper and Joshua Mauras from Goldberg Segalla discuss your obligations and provide tips on how you can minimize your exposures moving into 2021.