Webinar Recording: Two new bills signed by the governor: How the new regulations will impact your business

CAL Insurance & Associates, Inc. along with our workers compensation claim & safety management partner, ESM, invite you to a webinar on:


Two new bills, Assembly Bill 685 & Senate Bill 1159 have been signed into Law by California Governor Gavin Newsom, effective September 17, 2020.

What does this mean for California employers?
Senate Bill 1159: Workers’ compensation: COVID-19: critical workers.

  • Rebuttable presumption is back
  • New and confusing reporting obligations
  • “Outbreak” definition has changed, and different from Cal-OSHA and CDC definitions
  • Potential penalties up to $10,000
  • Procedures for compliance
Assembly Bill 685: COVID-19: imminent hazard to employees: exposure: notification: serious violations.
  • What is a “potential exposure”
  • Reporting requirements to employees and contractors
  • Defining a “realistic possibility”
  • What is a serious violation
  • Serious violations can start at $18,000
  • What employers need to do to prepare