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New York Sues Amazon Over COVID Risks Amid OSHA Preemption Fight

February 17, 2021 at 4:30 PM
New York is suing Amazon over what it claims is the retail giant’s failure to protect workers from COVID-19 at its facilities in New York City, creating another front in the wide-ranging court battle over whether OSHA’s “primary jurisdiction” over workplace safety preempts states’ enforcement of their pandemic rules. The Feb. 16 complaint , filed in New York Supreme Court -- which despite its name is the state’s trial court -- does not reference the OSH Act and instead says...

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