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Liability on the Minds of Employers, Lawmakers as Businesses Reopen

May 7, 2020

Via: HR Hero

As some states begin to loosen restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, employers are eager to get back to business but also worried about potential legal liability triggered by the virus.

Drafts of legislation have begun to make the rounds in the U.S. Senate to provide a shield for employers against what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been quoted as calling a “second pandemic” of litigation. He and other Republican leaders want liability protection to be a part of any new coronavirus relief measures, but Democratic leaders have voiced opposition to the idea.

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