COVID-19 Impacts on Workers’ Compensation

June 11, 2020

Webinar Presented by California Grocers Association


On June 11th, Downey Brand partner and employment law attorney Elizabeth Stallard will be presenting important information regarding workers’ compensation and how it relates to COVID-19 in a webinar hosted by the California Grocers Association (CGA). Specifically, this webinar will address important details of Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-62-20 and how the order applies to California’s employers.

See below for more information and a link to CGA’s webinar page.


Since the coronavirus pandemic began, many employers have been wondering about their potential liability if employees contract COVID-19 in the workplace. On May 6, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom directly addressed this question by issuing Executive Order N-62-20.

The Executive Order creates a rebuttable presumption that an employee’s COVID-19-related illness arises out of and in the course of the employee’s employment, thereby triggering the application of workers’ compensation coverage, if certain requirements are satisfied. This webinar will outline the Executive Order and what it means for California employers focusing on the following key questions:

  • Why is this rebuttable presumption important, and how does it change existing standards for workers’ compensation coverage?
  • When will the rebuttable presumption apply?
  • How can employers rebut the presumption?

For more information and to view CGA’s full list of webinars, click here.