Amazon settles California claims it concealed COVID-19 cases from workers

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By Jonathan Stempel - Amazon.com Inc has reached a settlement with California to resolve claims it concealed from warehouse workers and local health agencies the numbers of workers being infected with COVID-19, the state's attorney general said on Monday. California accused Amazon of violating a September 2020 state "right-to-know" law, Assembly Bill 685, requiring that it keep workers
6 months ago·Sacramento, United States

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Amazon settles California COVID workers notification dispute

Amazon has agreed to pay $500,000 and be monitored by California officials to ensure it properly notifies its workers about new coronavirus cases, the state's attorney general said Monday. Amazon employs about 150,000 people in California, most of them at 100 “fulfillment centers” — sprawling warehouses where orders are packed and shipped. Amazon also agreed to notify local health agencies of new virus cases within 48 hours and will stop issui…

6 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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Reuters

Amazon settles California claims it concealed COVID-19 cases from workers

By Jonathan Stempel - Amazon.com Inc has reached a settlement with California to resolve claims it concealed from warehouse workers and local health agencies the numbers of workers being infected with COVID-19, the state's attorney general said on Monday. California accused Amazon of violating a September 2020 state "right-to-know" law, Assembly Bill 685, requiring that it keep workers

6 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Amazon to pay $500,000 fine for failing to notify workers of Covid cases

In a landmark US judgment, California official says the company failed to ‘adequately notify’ employees and local health agencies

6 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Amazon Settles California Claims It Concealed COVID-19 Cases From Workers

Amazon.com Inc has reached a settlement with California to resolve claims it concealed from warehouse workers and local health agencies the numbers of workers being infected with COVID19, the state's attorney general said on Monday.

6 months ago·India
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CBS Local

Amazon Pays $500K To Settle California COVID Workers Notification Dispute

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – Amazon has agreed to pay $500,000 and be monitored by California officials to ensure it properly notifies its workers about new coronavirus cases, the state’s attorney general said Monday.Amazon employs about 150,000 people in California, most of them at 100 “fulfillment centers” – sprawling warehouses where orders are packed and shipped. The agreement, which must be approved by a judge, requires the Seattle-based retaile…

6 months ago·United States
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USA Today

Amazon settles suit over warehouse COVID-19 cases

The California Department of Justice said Amazon failed to adequately notify workers and health officials of COVID-19 cases at its facilities. Now it has agreed to pay $500,000 and will be monitored by officials (Nov. 15)

6 months ago·United States
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