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Three Dozen Supporters, Opponents Turn Out on Presumption, Liability Bill

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Friday, June 26, 2020 | 428 | 0 | 85 min read

A bill that would provide protection for workers and for employers seems to have struck a nerve in Ohio, with more than three dozen people testifying on it during a legislative hearing this week. House Bill 606 would grant coronavirus liability lawsuit protection for Ohio businesses and local governments. And, as amended at the last minute in the state House of Representatives last month, it also would establish a broad workers' compensation presumption for essential workers. More than 20 businesses, employer groups, and labor interests spoke and filed comments in favor of the bill at a ...

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