ATRA supports the SAFE TO WORK Act as part of the Senate’s HEALS Act legislative package for coronavirus relief.
Employer Liability Protection Crucial to Re-Open the Economy
President Trump is considering employers’ liability concerns surrounding the planned re-opening of U.S. businesses in the wake of COVID-19.
ATRA is pleased that President Trump is taking into consideration the issue of employers’ liability concerns surrounding the planned re-opening of businesses across the country while the nation continues to address the coronavirus pandemic.
The administration, Congress and individual states should foster a reliable and predictable business climate that will allow companies to re-open for business without fear of potential legal repercussions should an employee contract COVID-19 while at work.
Employer liability is an important topic that must be addressed now, before urging businesses to re-open without specific guidelines or clarity on what sort of liability they may face.
ATRA’s policy recommendations and liability concerns were relayed to the Trump Administration, Congress, and state government leaders in the early weeks of the outbreak, and we have since issued a comprehensive white paper detailing those policy prescriptions.
We look forward to the continuation of these critical conversations while President Trump works with Congress and the states and proceeds with his “Opening America Again” plan.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes about the American Law Institute’s diversion from its original mission in this opinion editorial for Law360.
ATRA President says COVID-19 statutes reflect a broader perspective than lawsuit shields as they are enacted by lawmakers, not just a single governor.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed into law reforms to the state’s punitive damages system, writes John Breslin for the St. Louis Record.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed S.B. 591 to amend Missouri’s consumer protection act and the state’s punitive damages system.
Federal Judge William Shubb ruled that due to insufficient evidence, California cannot require glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup to be labeled as “known to the state of California to cause cancer.”
ATRA cited in an opinion editorial by John DeMaggio for The Hill regarding potential lawsuit abuse in the wake of COVID-19.
ATRA thanks Gov. Kim Reynolds for signing and the Iowa legislature for passing S.F. 2338, providing COVID-19 liability protections and reforming phantom damages in Iowa.
ATRA urges the Pennsylvania legislature to enact liability protections for critical industries like healthcare providers, PPE manufacturers and small businesses.
ATRA encourages the Louisiana State Senate to pass and Gov. John Bel Edwards to sign H.B. 57 to help reduce auto insurance rates.