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How to Limit Business Liability for COVID-19 Exposure

October 19, 2020 2:11 pm Published by Stephen M. Roche

As more businesses have re-opened their doors, they have implemented a range of safety measures to protect their employees and customers from COVID-19. Providing complete protection against the virus, however, is nearly impossible. As a result, if one of your employees or customers contracts COVID-19, you may be subject to a lawsuit on the grounds that your business is responsible for the infection.

No National Law Shields Businesses from COVID-19 Civil Liability Lawsuits

Although lawmakers at the federal level have discussed protections for businesses, there is currently no national law that shields companies from negligence lawsuits. In the absence of a specific federal statute, employers should consider non-specific—but potentially applicable—federal statutes and regulations.

Under OSHA’s general duty ...