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FILE - In this April 14, 2020, file photo FDNY firefighters gather to applaud medical workers as attending physician Mollie Williams, left, wears personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns outside Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York. Essential workers are lauded for their service and hailed as everyday heroes. But in most states nurses, first responders and frontline workers who get COVID-19 on the job have no guarantee they'll qualify for workers' comp to cover lost wages and medical care. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

COVID-19 heroes must jump through hoops for workers' comp

Jul. 11, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lauded for their service and hailed as everyday heroes, essential workers who get the coronavirus on the job have no guarantee in most states they'll qualify for workers' compensation to cover lost wages and medical care. Fewer than one-third of the states have enacted policies that shift...

Arkansas governor gives businesses virus lawsuit protections

Jun. 15, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday granted businesses protections from coronavirus lawsuits, while the state’s epidemiologist said she’s concerned loosened restrictions may have caused some to lower their guard against the virus. Hutchinson signed executive orders...

Connecticut surpasses 4,000 deaths; Lamont fears complacency

Jun. 4, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As the number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continues to decline, Connecticut surpassed 4,000 deaths from the virus on Thursday, prompting Gov. Ned Lamont to warn residents not to become complacent about social distancing. The Democrat said he's worried that people...

Retaliation claim against firm over softball injury nixed

May. 20, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Delaware law firm filed by a paralegal who claims he was targeted for retaliation after being injured while playing on the law firm’s softball team and filing a workers compensation claim. The judge last week granted a motion by the Morris...