Relief, Liability Protection Bill Fails in Senate

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September 11, 2020

On Thursday, the Senate failed to pass a COVID-19 relief bill that would provide financial benefits for Americans and liability protections for businesses and health care facilities, according to a report in USA Today.

The proposal, dubbed the Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act, included additional unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans, funding for schools and liability protections for businesses and health care facilities.

According to a recent study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, two-thirds of small businesses with between 20 and 500 employees are worried about COVID-related lawsuits. A poll conducted by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform found that the majority of the American public believes employers must have liability protections from COVID-19 related lawsuits as post-pandemic plans are realized.

09/11/2020