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Employers Raise Liability Concerns Over Return-to-Work Plan

April 21, 2020, 6:54 PM

Two leading business groups are raising concerns that the White House’s plan for reopening the economy could create increased liability issues for employers, particularly as critical safety gear remains in short supply.

The National Association of Manufacturers called Tuesday for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other federal agencies to clarify the requirements employers will need to meet under the White House’s three-stage “Opening Up America Again” plan. The group’s request came after the question of employer liability for workers who become ill with Covid-19 upon returning to their jobs was raised at the White House’s coronavirus...

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