IRMI: The Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Is It Compensable?

The Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Is It Compensable?

The issue of compensability for COVID-19 infections acquired by workers continues to be in the forefront of lawmakers, employers, and workers alike nationwide. We now all understand that the pandemic and its aftermath will be more akin to running a marathon rather than a sprint. In the original version of this article, it was anticipated that lawmakers across the nation would address the numerous issues concerning compensability for the coronavirus. Employees now are filing cases against employers, and we can expect that litigation to continue for years.