The Business Council of Westchester has joined the Business Council of New York State Inc. and other private and public employers in opposing proposed legislation that amends New York State’s Workers’ Compensation Laws to create an occupational disease presumption for nearly all employees who have contracted COVID-19. The coalition has issued a bill memo to the full Senate and Assembly expressing concern over the legislation.

“The bill, giving presumption of disability to nearly all New York’s private and public sector employees, shifts the cost of these worker’s medical care, lost wages, and other benefits to the workers’ compensation system,’’ said John Ravitz, Vice President and COO of the Business Counc