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New Law Shields Nev. Businesses From Virus Injury Suits

"We all understand the need to protect these jobs, and these workers," Sisolak said. "This does that by making sure our industry employees feel safe and protected at work, while our businesses creating these vital jobs are safe from unwarranted harm."

The law is retroactive to Aug. 5 and will remain in effect until the end of the state's COVID-19 health emergency or July 1, 2023, whichever is later.

More than 280,000 union and nonunion hospitality workers in Las Vegas and Reno will be protected by the law, according to the Culinary Workers Union, the largest local workers' union in Las Vegas.

"Behind every worker in this state there is a family and the Culinary Union is proud to have won the best safety standards for all workers in the state's largest industry," the union's secretary-treasurer, Geoconda Argüello-Kline, said in a Tuesday statement.

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