New rules put into place to allow businesses to re-open mandate that employees must wear face masks, and can be disciplined or even fired for refusing to do so.

Bloomberg law noted last week that face coverings are being mandated as a “term of employment,” and can only be avoided in very limited circumstances.

Anyone refusing to go along with the rules means “In essence, they’re saying ‘I really don’t want to work here. That really is like someone coming in and saying ‘I don’t like your rules.’” said Katherine Dudley Helms, an Ogletree Deakins attorney who represents employers.



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