A member of the workers’ compensation insurance community, David DePaolo, just reminded all of those who read his blog, and all citizens, that this pending bill is not only an over reaching bill, but all of us have concerns as to how far this bill may go.
This bill involves confirming that workers’ comp be provided to babysitters and others, plus puts bookkeeping records and other future liabilities on homeowners. The bill proposes “a presumption that any injury suffered by domestic worker was caused by the negligence of the employer.”
So the “worker” gets up from the couch to get a glass of water in the other room and their foot is a sleep and they hurt their ankle–that is a compensable claim and the employer is deemed negligent…..Does that seem reasonable to anyone?
Time is quite short and I do not typically involve myself in politics like some of my colleagues, but I must ask you to call, fax or email your Assembly Person to vote “NO” on this bill!
A “yes” by the legislature and a signature by the Governor will cause more work to homeowners, frustration and more expense to the public. This will also open up another opportunity for certain attorneys to clog up the court system with frivolous lawsuits.
This type of legislation only creates jobs for the legal community and does nothing to positive for our State. So, I ask voters, why would you want a law like this?
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