Friday, September 5, 2014

State Legislature Approves Workers' Compensation Bills Benefiting Peace Officers

Both houses of the state legislature passed two workers' compensation bills benefiting peace officers. The legislature passed AB 2052, expanding the classes of peace officers eligible for presumptions. Also, the legislature passed AB 2378, declaring that salary continuation payments to peace officers under Labor Code 4850 do not count towards the two-year cap on temporary disability benefits. This would allow for two full years of temporary disability payments to peace officers in addition to the one year of 4850 benefits. The bills will now go to Governor Jerry Brown to sign, approve without signing, or veto.