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3 stores at Fashion Show mall fined for COVID-19 violations

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Posted at 2:50 PM, Aug 10, 2020

The Division of Industrial Relations has announced that violation of required workplace health and safety measures has resulted in Nevada OSHA issuing notices of citation and penalty to the following businesses:

-Saks Fifth Avenue #645 (3200 Las Vegas Blvd.)

-Shiekh Shoes LLC (3200 Las Vegas Blvd.)

-Forever 21 (3200 Las Vegas Blvd.)

All three stores located inside of Fashion Show mall were penalized with a $8,501 fine.

The citations were issued after officials observed noncompliance with one or more requirements of general and industry-specific guidance and directives during both an initial observation and a follow-up visit by division officials.

The employers were provided a notice and a request for compliance during the first visit. Upon observation of ongoing noncompliance during a follow-up visit, a formal investigation was opened with the employer.

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In addition, a notice was provided indicating that in the event of future noncompliance, the Administrator may issue an order requiring the business to cease all activity at that location during this state of emergency under NRS 618.545(1) until the business has established and implemented operating procedures to comply with the requirements.

Since observations to determine compliance with mandated health and safety measures began, Division of Industrial Relations officials have visited 5,444 business establishments, resulting in an 88 percent statewide compliance rate during initial visits.

Follow up observations have been conducted at 572 businesses. Ninety-four percent of businesses were in compliance at time of follow up.

Fifteen businesses have received a notice of citation and penalty - eight in northern Nevada, seven in southern Nevada - as a result of an inspection opened by Nevada OSHA officials when ongoing noncompliance with face-covering emergency directives and Nevada OSHA guidance was found during in-field observations. The total penalty amount for these 15 citations is $115,251.

Workplace health and safety complaints can be reported to the Division by filing an online complaint here.