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billryan
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April 15th, 2020 at 12:04:41 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

They will point to the government which is giving the all clear to open.

No job is reopening without that go ahead.

It becomes pretty difficult to argue a company followed an unsafe work environment when it's backed by the government.

I am not saying they are correct. The government may be totally wrong. But the business that reopens will have a pretty strong defense



Screw the government. A business owner has an obligation to both his employees and his customers to provide a safe environment.
darkoz
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April 15th, 2020 at 12:54:55 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Screw the government. A business owner has an obligation to both his employees and his customers to provide a safe environment.



Precisely

Governmental regulations help ensure safety in work environments.

Unions help ensure safety of workers as well.

If the unions and the government don't mandate workers can stay home and continue to collect wages due to Coronavirus fears then I don't see any strength to a lawsuit

Even if there was some strength the person staying home could only claim damages. Damages for not working would be lost income. That's not gonna cover one tenth of a lawyer's fee so good luck finding representation
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billryan
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April 15th, 2020 at 6:04:52 PM permalink
So what does the overweight, diabetic, dealer do? Who is looking out for them? What happens when a dozen MGM employees get hospitalized?
In NYC, Latin women are being hospitalized at a rate far above what the population would suggest. What happens when a few housekeepers get sick? A housekeeper tests positive, so now everyone who was around her or whose room she worked in is now supposed to quarantine for two weeks. Hows that going to work?
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darkoz
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April 15th, 2020 at 6:09:30 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

So what does the overweight, diabetic, dealer do? Who is looking out for them? What happens when a dozen MGM employees get hospitalized?
In NYC, Latin women are being hospitalized at a rate far above what the population would suggest. What happens when a few housekeepers get sick? A housekeeper tests positive, so now everyone who was around her or whose room she worked in is now supposed to quarantine for two weeks. Hows that going to work?
Ready, Fire, Aim.



Cuomo in NYS is issuing an executive order that face masks are mandatory in public

Doesn't have to be store bought. Could be home made. Must cover both nose and mouth
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Keeneone
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April 15th, 2020 at 6:12:52 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

NYC, followed by Orlando, followed by Las Vegas.


Same cities but in reverse order.

I would also think smaller towns could be very hard hit. Particularly those reliant on out of state tourists. For example : Gatlinburg TN.
billryan
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April 15th, 2020 at 8:40:52 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Cuomo in NYS is issuing an executive order that face masks are mandatory in public

Doesn't have to be store bought. Could be home made. Must cover both nose and mouth



How times have changed. NYC used to have ridiculous ant-masking laws.
Vegasrider
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April 22nd, 2020 at 1:48:36 PM permalink
Las Vegas Mayor getting desperate. Screw Social Distancing, let the casinos make up their own rules.
rxwine
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April 22nd, 2020 at 2:04:25 PM permalink
Any decision anyone in charge makes for the overall good, could end up being judged wrong later on. They all are probably aware of that. It's not an absolutely clear issue.

Not that I feel sorry for anyone as they want to be in such a job.

(I tried to make that non-political, but pretty difficult)
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SOOPOO
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April 22nd, 2020 at 3:18:24 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Any decision anyone in charge makes for the overall good, could end up being judged wrong later on.



50ish % will think it was opened too soon. 50ish% will think it was opened too late.
Vegasrider
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May 22nd, 2020 at 9:26:41 PM permalink
Nevada’s unemployment rate for April was almost 29% which is the highest in the country. 2nd state was Michigan at 22%. Las Vegas got hit the hardest with numbers like this.

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