Testimony of Debbie Berkowitz on Connecticut Bill to Improve Access to Workers’ Compensation for COVID-19

Many states are already acting to clarify or expand workers’ compensation eligibility for COVID-19 illness through orders issued by Governors under their emergency powers, while other states are doing so through legislation. To date, fourteen states have expanded workers compensation coverage for workers, either through Executive Orders or legislation, and nine more are considering them.

Connecticut must join the above states and make sure our essential workers can access worker’s compensation benefits for COVID-19.

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Deborah Berkowitz

Worker Health and Safety Program Director, National Employment Law Project

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