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Governor Newsom Signs Two Bills dealing with COVID-19: SB1159 and AB685

Governor Newsom Signs Two Bills dealing with COVID-19: SB1159 and AB685

Following the Executive Order of May 6, 2020 allowing any COVID-19 related illness of an employee to be presumed industrially compensable, on September 17, 2020, Governor Newsom approved two bills that specifically address the COVID-19 crisis. This post provides details of each law and our thoughts.