COVID-19 Legal Update: Georgia
Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission
How does the state define an occupational disease?
Section 34-9-280(2) "Occupational disease" means those diseases which arise out of and in the course of the particular trade, occupation, process, or employment in which the employee is exposed to such disease, provided the employee or the employee's dependents first prove to the satisfaction of the State Board of Workers' Compensation one of the following: (A) A direct causal connection between the conditions under which the work is performed and the disease; (B) That the disease followed as a natural incident of exposure by reason of the employment; (C) That the disease is not of a character to which the employee may have had substantial exposure outside of the employment; (D) that the disease is not an ordinary disease of life to which the general public is exposed; (E) That the disease must appear to have had its origin in a risk connected with the employment and to have flowed from that source as a natural consequence.
COVid-19 Specific Laws, agency declarations/ press releases, or enacted regulation?
Hearings Postponed / Deadline Extension
Court Closures & Modified Call
Is the administrative court system closed or open?
Does this state have a shelter-in-place in order?
For vulnerable individuals only: No - order was 4/3/20 to 6/12/20.
Any state-specific guidance on disability, unemployment, or health benefits for COVID-19?
Last Updated: 7/14/2020