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Amazon Worker Safety Court Fight to Continue, NY Top Lawyer Vows

May 31, 2022, 7:48 PM

The New York Attorney General’s Office is continuing its court fight to enforce state worker safety and labor regulations against Amazon.com Inc., Deputy Solicitor General Ester Murdukhayeva told a federal appeals court Tuesday.

At issue is whether the attorney general’s enforcement of state regulations protecting workers in two Amazon distribution centers on Staten Island from Covid-19 starting in 2020 was preempted by federal enforcement of OSHA and National Labor Relations Board rules and laws.

A ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in favor of the attorney general could lead to New York state agencies taking ...