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December 4, 2020

Citing OSHA Primacy, Court Rejects Amazon Workers’ COVID-19 Suit

November 4, 2020 at 4:25 PM
A federal district judge has rejected Amazon workers’ suit over alleged violations of New York COVID-19 protections at a warehouse in the state, holding that OSHA has “primary jurisdiction” over the issue in a decision that underscores states’ limited authority to enforce more-stringent protections than the federal government. In a Nov. 2 ruling , Judge Brian M. Cogan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York grants the online retailer’s motion to dismiss Palmer, et al.,...

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