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August 07, 2020
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US labor news headlines from LabourStart

Historic bargaining agreement raises WNBA salaries
Sanders Doesn't Support USMCA Because It Doesn't Address Climate Change and Outsourcing
Puerto Rico Retirees Could Face 8.5% Cut to Pensions, in Latest Blow for Island
Delaware General Assembly staffers want to form country's first ‘partisan-inclusive' legislative worker union
Union workers vote to possibly open talks with Spirit
Workers Compensation Information
Mar 25, 2020
  1. WORKERS COMPENSATION 
    • Use When
      • Unable to work b/c you contracted COVID-19 during regular course of work
    • General Eligibility
      • All workers who are injured on the job & are unable to perform normal work
      • *Citizenship and immigration status do not affect eligibility
    • COVID Eligibility
      • Exposed to and contracted COVID-19 during the regular course of your work
    • Benefit Details
      • Temporary disability (TD) payments for COVID-19 exposure
        • TD benefits begin when:
          • (1) Cannot do usual work for more than 3 days; or
          • (2) Hospitalized overnight
        • TD benefits stop when:
          • (1) Return to work;
          • (2) Doctor releases you for work; or
          • (3) Doctor says illness has improved “as much as it’s going to”
            • “Maximum Medical Improvement” 
        • May be entitled to TD for up to 104 weeks
        • Pays 2/3 of lost gross wages while recovering, up to max legal amount 
      • Eligible employees are entitled to medical treatment and additional payments if a doctor determines EE suffered a “permanent disability” because of the illness
    • How to File

 
 
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