In the June 5, 2020 edition of the Midlands Business Journal, Fraser Stryker partner Sarah L. (Sally) McGill was quoted an article by David Kubicek entitled: “Employers may start seeing an increase in COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims”. In the article, McGill discussed the impact that employers may expect to see because of COVID-19 oubreaks, especially companies with employees who have a higher risk of exposure or who have already experienced outbreaks among their employes. “Whether an employee’s contraction of COVID-19 is work-related will generally be determined on a case-by-case basis,” said McGill.
The article also discussed possible legislation, such as LB963 and LB846, that may impact workers’ compensation. The Business and Labor Committee has heard testimony on both LB963 and LB846, but “The Legislative Session was suspended on March 25 due to safety concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic, so it is unclear whether legislation impacting workers’ compensation will be passed by the Legislature,” said McGill.
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Ms. McGill’s practice focuses on Labor and Employment Law, Workers’ Compensation and federal court litigation. She counsels employers on a range of issues, including hiring, workplace investigations, discipline, terminations, leave of absence issues, workplace policies and procedures, and wage and hour issues. Ms. McGill also defends employment-related litigation, workers’ compensation matters, and administrative charges.
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