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How Will COVID-19 Affect Massachusetts Workers' Compensation?

Who is eligible to receive workers' comp benefits in MA?

Assessing the New York Workers’ Compensation COVID-19 “Coronavirus” Claim

New York’s unfortunate emergence as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States has raised an abundance of questions

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Update

Notes from a conference call with Joseph DeRita, Director of Workers' Compensation Office of Adjudication for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Dormitory Parents Are Getting Refunds, So What About my Children's Off-Campus Lease?

With colleges and universities making the decision to move to online learning in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, families are left with a myriad of questions

New Procedures for Handling Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Hearings in Light of COVID-19

Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation system continues to struggle with how to move matters along, considering that the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has rendered live hearings impossible

COVID-19 in the Workplace, a Maryland Perspective

A claimant alleging work-related COVID-19 would need to prove that there was an exposure at work that caused COVID-19 for an accidental injury.

New York: Workers’ Compensation Claims While Employees Are Working From Home

Although recently expanded in response to COVID-19, work-from-home positions are not a unique concept

In the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic's Impact on Business and Policyholders, the New York Department of Financial Services Sets Forth New Directives for Insurers

The World Health Organization’s (“WHO”) formal declaration that the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is now a pandemic.

How to Handle Issues for Workers in Florida on Modified Duty During the COVID-19 Crisis

Florida is one of the states with the highest count of COVID-19 cases, and the rate is increasing daily.

COVID-19 Closures: Is My Business Covered?

Is there business interruption coverage available to those businesses that have been forced to shut down and/or halt operations due to the COVID-19 crisis? Maybe.

From one Parent to Another on University Refunds

As colleges and universities are closing their doors early due to COVID-19, are students entitled to any sort of refund?

Vermont and New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation – Infectious Disease / COVID-19

Determining the compensability of employees who contract COVID-19 needs to be analyzed on a case-by-case basis

Rhode Island – Infectious Disease COVID-19

Under Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Law, an occupational disease is set apart of accidental injuries

Assessing the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation COVID-19 “Coronavirus” Claim

Recent media reports have raised concerns and… some confusion.

Update Regarding Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The ramifications for employers are significant.

Pandemic: An Outbreak of Negligent Security Litigation

Lawsuits to come out of the myriad scenarios associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Workers’ Compensation Issues Involving COVID-19: Dealing with Wage Loss Benefits

Chartwell Law's view on wage loss benefits due to COVID-19

Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Challenges Triggered by COVID-19

COVID-19 causes challenges for businesses to trigger coverage for business interruption.

The Impending Storm of COVID-19 Related Insurance Coverage Claims

Like recent natural disasters, such as Superstorm Sandy, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely to result in a myriad of insurance coverage claims

How Will COVID-19 Affect Connecticut Workers' Compensation?

In Connecticut, is COVID-19 a compensable injury under the Workers' Compensation Act?

How Will COVID-19 Affect Maine Workers' Compensation?

In Maine, what are the Supreme Judicial Court's requirements for workers' compensation benefits?

Department of Labor and Industry Advises Employers How to Handle Unemployment Compensation and Workers’ Compensation Benefits

On March 16, 2020 the DOL issued a press release stating PA workers affected by the novel coronavirus may be eligible for UC and WC benefits.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Employers

A guideline for employers during the Coronavirus pandemic

What Is the Impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey Workers’ Compensation?

If COVID-19 arises out of and in the course of employment is it a compensable illness in NJ?

A Message to Our Clients from CEO Cliff Goldstein

Chartwell Law's Response to COVID-19

Coronavirus And The Impact On Employment

Employers must be proactive in managing the coronavirus pandemic and the associated employment.