COVID-19 Legal Update: Florida
Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission
How does the state define an occupational disease?
440.151(2) Whenever used in this section the term "occupational disease" shall be construed to mean only a disease which is due to causes and conditions which are characteristic of and peculiar to a particular trade, occupation, process, or employment, and to exclude all ordinary diseases of life to which the general public is exposed, unless the incidence of the disease is substantially higher in the particular trade, occupation, process, or employment than for the general public. "Occupational disease" means only a disease for which there are epidemiological studies showing that exposure to the specific substance involved, at the levels to which the employee was exposed, may cause the precise disease sustained by the employee.
COVid-19 Specific Laws, agency declarations/ press releases, or enacted regulation?
Court Closures & Modified Call
Judge of Compensation Claims Updates - beginning 6/1/20, mediators will determine if mediations will be telephonic or otherwise.
Is the administrative court system closed or open?
Open, with skeleton crew.
Does this state have a shelter-in-place in order?
Any state-specific guidance on disability, unemployment, or health benefits for COVID-19?
Last Updated: 7/29/2020