Although typically static by nature, California workers’ compensation laws experienced an unexpected level of activity due to the Covid 19 pandemic and Governor Gavin Newsom’s delineation of “essential workers” during the time of the first Stay-At-Home order in March 2020.
This presentation will focus on:
- Workers’ compensation laws dealing with “non-occupational diseases" prior to Covid 19
- Statutory presumptions related to Covid 19 as the result of the passage of SB1159
- Workers’ compensation issues/considerations as the economy continues to reopen
Law Office of Lael Abaya
Lael Abaya is the owner of the Law Office of Lael Abaya based in South San Francisco. In August 2018, after a lot of soul searching, Lael made a big leap of faith and opened up his own law office two months before his second son was due to be born. His firm focuses solely on representing injured workers in workers’ compensation cases. Since then, Lael has been selected as a Super Lawyers “Northern California Rising Star” in 2020 and 2021. He was also awarded Avvo.com’s Clients’ Choice Award in 2018.
*** This meeting includes 1.0 hours of MCLE credit ***