COVID-19 Legal Update: AlaBAMA

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Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission

Department of Labor


How does the state define an occupational disease?

§ 25-5-110. (1) OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE. A disease arising out of and in the course of employment, including occupational pneumoconiosis and occupational exposure to radiation as defined in subdivisions (2) and (3), respectively, of this section, which is due to hazards in excess of those ordinarily incident to employment in general and is peculiar to the occupation in which the employee is engaged but without regard to negligence or fault, if any, of the employer. A disease, including, but not limited to, loss of hearing due to noise, shall be deemed an occupational disease only if caused by a hazard recognized as peculiar to a particular trade, process, occupation, or employment as a direct result of exposure, over a period of time, to the normal working conditions of the trade, process, occupation, or employment.


COVid-19 Specific Laws, agency declarations/ press releases, or enacted regulation?

DOI Press Releases

Dept of Labor Press Release: Unemployment for COVID 19 
     March 16, 2020

Dept of Labor Press Release: Waiver ER charge for COVID-19 related claims
     March 20, 2020

DOI Issues Bulletin Guiding Insurance Services as Essential Services and Continue Operations
     March 30, 2020

DOI - FAQs About Business Interruption Insurance
     April 27, 2020

DOI Issues Bulletin on COVID-19 and Contractual Deadlines within P&C Insurance Policies
     April 29, 2020

DOI Issues Bulletin on Licensing During COVID-19
     April 29, 2020

DOI Issues Bulletin on Licensing During COVID-19 Modifying Previous Bulletins
     May 22, 2020

DOI Issues Bulletin on CMS Extension on Non-Enforcement  Action
     June 15, 2020

DOI Issues Bulletin on Licensing During COVID-19 Modifying Previous Bulletins
     July 29, 2020


Court Closures & Modified Call

Administrative Order Re: In-Person Hearings


Is the administrative court system closed or open?

Open - but closed to the public until 4/30/20.


Does this state have a shelter-in-place in order?

No - order was 4/4/20 until 4/30/20; phased in re-opening began 4/30/20.




ADOL Encourages Employees to File For Benefits Under the CARES Act

Alabama to Begin Processing Claims under the CARES Act Provisions - 4/13/20

ADOL Launches UI Claims Tracker to Assist Unemployment Compensation Claimants - 4/16/20

ADOL Notice that Refusal of Work Can Cause Disqualification in Unemployment Compensation - 4/23/20

DOL Announces Extended Unemployment Benefits Program - 6/29/20


Last Updated: 1/19/2021