Bill seeks to limit employer liability during pandemic

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Senator Tony Ada (file photo)

Senator Tony Ada has introduced Bill No. 54-36 which, if enacted, would provide
protection from the risk and expense of litigation filed during a public health
emergency.

The protections afforded by the bill is contingent on the employers making a good faith effort to comply with established directives.

“This measure is particularly important for business owners who have been severely impacted by the COVID pandemic,” Ada said in a news release.

He added: “We need to encourage businesses that are open to remain open and those who are closed to reopen without the threat of being slapped with unreasonable COVID-related lawsuits. While we may not currently have any such litigation, with this law in place, our struggling businesses can focus on business and not the potential threat of baseless claims that could bankrupt them.”

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