State of the States, April 17

Grocery store workers are front line employees

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers' compensation and pharmacy arena.

This week's legislative wrap-up contains updates including:


  • In Kentucky, the Governor issued an executive order for a presumption that establishes COVID-19 as a work-related injury for a range of essential employees in the private and public sectors. 
  • The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission created a presumption establishing that first responders and other "front line workers" who contract COVID-19 during the current state of emergency are entitled workers' compensation benefits.

  • The Governor of Virginia signed two labor-friendly bills into law last week, both of which go into effect on July 1, 2020. 

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This edition also includes an update from Arizona. 

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