Gov. Walz Signs Bill to Extend Workers’ Compensation for Front Line Workers

Gov. Walz has signed the first bill of the 2022 legislative session to support first responders and workers on the front lines of the pandemic.

The bill extends workers’ compensation benefits to frontline workers wo contract COVID-19 on the job.

It reinstates eligibility for workers’ compensation for frontline workers by reinstating, through January 13th, 2023, a presumption that a COVID-19 infection is work related, unless the employer is able to prove that infection happened elsewhere.

The previous presumption expired on December 31st, 2021.