As citizens and business owners grow eager to see what the government decides to include in its next coronavirus stimulus package, a decision won’t be made until the Democrats and Republicans agree on some of the most pressing issues. One of the issues that could hold the parties up from rolling out the new package is liability protection for businesses. Over the last few weeks, Republicans have expressed that “one of their chief goals is ensuring that businesses and other entities are protected from coronavirus-related lawsuits that emerge from customers and employees” [Source: Vox].
Back in June when discussions of a second stimulus package became more frequent, Senator Mitch McConnell said that “One helpful policy would be strong legal protection for schools, colleges, nonprofits, and employers who are putting their necks on the line to reopen.” He also said, “So long as institutions follow the best available guidelines, they should not have to live in fear of a second epidemic of frivolous lawsuits.” While it isn’t clear whether the Democrats are on board with the Republicans’ request for a liability protection provision, it appears the Republicans are adamant in getting something included in the stimulus package that aims to protect businesses from COVID-19-related lawsuits.
Protecting Your Business from COVID-19-Related Lawsuits
Although Florida might experience another wave of government-ordered shutdowns, if your business is open and operating, you need to be doing all that you can to protect yourself and your business from lawsuits. Some of the steps you can take to protect your business include:
- Ensuring that you and any staff members you have working for you are adhering to all the safety and health guidelines that have been recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
- Ensure you have an Orlando, FL business law attorney who is prepared and ready to take on any COVID-19-related lawsuits that might be filed against you.
Did another party recently file a lawsuit against your business in Orlando, FL?
If a lawsuit has been filed against your business or you have received a notice of intent to sue from a person or entity, now is the time to contact Legal Counsel P.A. to retain an Orlando, FL litigation attorney. Although you may feel confident that the lawsuit filed against you is based on false claims, you must hire an Orlando, FL business law attorney who has the skill and experience needed to defend your rights and protect your business.
If you would like to discuss how you should proceed with the pending lawsuit that has been filed against your Orlando business, contact Legal Counsel P.A. at 407-395-2653.
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