Michigan House being investigated for workplace violations

Authorities are investigating a workplace COVID-19 safety complaint lodged against the state House of Representatives.

A complaint alleges that the Michigan House of Representatives is violating state COVID-19 workplace regulations. Filed by an employee, the complaint is being investigated by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).

The complaint comes less than a week after President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, testified to a House committee while likely infected with the coronavirus.

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The timing of the testimony, and a subsequent COVID-19 diagnosis of a House staffer, has led the House to cancel all hearings for the rest of this week.

The alleged violations of workplace safety rules include a lack of health screenings, face coverings, employee training, cleaning measures and overall preparedness plans.

Republicans hold the majority of seats in the state House and have been resistant to calls from Democrats to strengthen anti-COVID measures.

You can read more on Bridge Michigan.

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