Ohio, Missouri, and Iowa are among at least a half dozen states that want companies to report employees who refuse to return to work during the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure they can’t get jobless benefits.

In Missouri, where a plan to let businesses gradually reopen took effect Monday, a state labor department website tells employers to “report quits or work refusals as soon as possible.” Ohio and Iowa have set up online forms for employers to flag employees who won’t come back to work.

As businesses begin to reopen, a growing number of states that also include South Carolina and Oklahoma are reminding workers that refusing a job for fear of contracting the coronavirus will disqualify them from unemployment benefits. Workers who continue to claim

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