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Personnel policies support a productive work environment and serve as the first line of defense against employee litigation. Personnel policies are not static but must adapt to changing circumstances and regular legal updates. Our attorneys regularly draft, revise, and update employment policies and manuals in a wide range of industries, from small family-owned businesses to nationwide manufacturers. Cook Brown also offers bilingual, on-site employee and management training.

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Employers Have the Burden to Prove COVID-19 Was Not Contracted at Work

Under new California legislation, employees diagnosed with COVID-19 are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Executive Order N-62-20 creates a workers’ compensation rebuttable presumption that employees diagnosed with COVID-19 contracted the virus at work. The order applies retroactively to employees who are diagnosed with COVID-19 and have worked outside the home since March 19, 2020. It can be rebutted by the employer, but only under strict criteria.

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