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Will Pending Federal Covid-19 Legislation Preempt Longstanding State Laws Regarding the Burden of Proof in Workers’ Compensation Claims?

November 17, 2021
July 9, 2020

Chartwell Law partners Jonathan Spadea and Jason Hanford discuss pending legislation in the United States House and Senate which is intended to provide a federal benefit to first responders who contract Covid-19. While a noble goal, the legislation may have unintended consequences. If passed into law, the legislation could preempt state workers’ compensation laws and effectively flip the burden of proof in workers’ compensation litigation.