The recent signing of New Jersey Senate Bill No. S2380 into law has created a rebuttable presumption for the compensability of workers’ compensation claims for essential workers who contract Covid-19. This law also shifts the burden of proof to employers to prove that the essential employee, as defined in law, did not contract Covid-19 during the performance of his or her job duties. Join our panelists as they discuss how this new law will have a significant impact on employers dealing with infectious disease claims, particularly Covid-19, and how these claims will be handled in New Jersey’s workers’ compensation system. Panelists will also share what approaches employers should take to reduce risk and pivot in handling these claims as well as answer your questions.