News Digest 1-12-2022


Supreme Court agrees to review state law that helps ill Hanford employees

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to review a Washington state law that makes it far easier for ill employees of the Hanford nuclear site to be compensated. The Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to weigh in after it lost a case opposing the state law in U.S District Court in Eastern Washington and then an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Tri-City Herald


Injured Kentucky candle factory tornado survivor takes steps to heal

An injured survivor of the recent Kentucky tornado, who was pinned under debris at a candle factory and suffered a fractured back, struggling to recover from physical trauma and panic attacks related to the disaster. NewsChannel5 (Nashville)


What you have to disclose to an employer when COVID-19 positive

A University of Virginia law professor discusses what can, and can’t, be asked by employers about employees’ COVID-19 or their vaccination status. NBC 29


Florida AG warns of COVID-19 test scams

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has issued a consumer alert warning Floridians about new and reemerging COVID-19 test scams intended to steal personal, financial or medical information as Omicron variant cases increase nationwide, noting recent reports of potential fake COVID-19 testing sites, imposter health care workers at legitimate sites and at-home testing scams in the state and nationwide. WINK


Manitoba needs centralized database for rapid test results, opposition party contends

The Manitoba NDP says the provincial government needs to roll out a centralized database that will allow people to report their rapid test results, in order to help Manitobans filing for workers’ compensation, disability, and insurance claims. CBC