On June 11, 2021, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order Number N-07-21 rescinding the March 19, 2020 COVID-19 statewide Stay-at-Home Order. As a result of this Executive Order, certain Coronavirus Disease 2019 Payroll Reporting Rules have terminated or will soon be terminating.
The Insurance Commissioner adopted the following rule, effective July 1, 2020, to address issues that arose as a result of the March 19, 2020 Stay-at-Home Order.
A single employee’s payroll may be divided between Classification 8810 and another classification only once during this time period. Once the employee’s duties are no longer exclusively clerical in nature, Classification 8810 shall not be assigned.
See Part 3 Standard Classification System, Section III, General Classification Procedures, Rule 7 of the California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (emphasis added.)
The WCIRB has confirmed with the Insurance Commissioner that the Governor’s Executive Order Number N-07-21 constitutes a lifting of the stay-at-home order as contemplated under the above referenced rule. Therefore, subsection a will sunset on August 10, 2021, and subsection b sunsetted on July 11, 2021.
WCIRB Bulletin 2021-12 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Payroll Reporting Rules
WCIRB Bulletin 2020-25 Application of July 1, 2020 COVID-19 Rule Change – Excluded Remuneration
WCIRB COVID-19 Resources Web Page