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OSHA Proposes Largest COVID-19 Penalty For Tax Preparation Firm

April 19, 2021 at 6:08 PM
In the highest-profile enforcement action so far under OSHA’s new COVID-19 national emphasis program (NEP), the agency is proposing to levy $136,532 in penalties, the largest in a pandemic-related case, against a tax preparation firm it says barred employees from taking infection-control measures. OSHA Region 1, which covers New England, announced on April 13 that it would fine the owner of Liberty Tax Services, in Lynn, MA, “for prohibiting her employees and customers from wearing masks, failing to ensure employees...

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