Health-care workers and emergency responders will benefit from rules eased in some states around workers’ compensation that will allow them to collect benefits if they can prove they caught Covid-19 on the job. Some say essential workers like grocery store employees and delivery workers also should qualify.
But employers need to be aware of the changing rules, and be prepared for the likely end result—skyrocketing premiums.
State workers’ compensation boards around the country are amending rules for benefits payouts to include health-care workers exposed to the virus and then quarantined.
Attorneys are keeping a close eye on the questions, such ...