|As you may know, Governor Lamont issued an Executive Order (Number 7-JJJ) on Friday, July 24th, expanding coverage in the Workers’ Compensation system to those contracting Covid-19.|
The long and short of it is the Workers’ Compensation system now includes a rebuttable presumption that employees with COVID-19 contracted the virus while working. There are certain conditions that apply. The primary conditions are:
Many of you contacted the governor’s office expressing concern about taking such an action; unfortunately, we were not successful convincing the governor of the impact that the expansion will have on the business community. An analysis of the proposed changes by the independent National Council on Compensation Insurance showed employer costs could increase by as much as by 238% if left open-ended.
The Windsor Chamber will continue to monitor activities related to Covid-19 and will let you know of other proposed initiatives that will have an impact on the business community.