Legislators in two states have enacted legislation would make COVID-19 an occupational injury by presumption, possibly joining the wave of laws and executive orders that currently exist in 19 states and were enacted in 11 states so far in 2021.  HB 1433, introduced by lawmakers in North Dakota on Monday, would create a rebuttable presumption for 34 occupations considered "necessary," including transportation workers, government workers, school staff and health care workers. The bill, which was sent to the Joint Industry, Enterprise and Labor Committee, would enter into force upon passage and expire on July 31, 2023.
In Virginia, H.B. 2207 was introduced on Wednesday and would apply the COVID-1
The bill, which would provide presumption for workers infected between 12 March 2020 and 31 December 2021, was sent to a subcommittee on domestic work and trade. Catalog
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