23 Jun

June 2021 Texas HR Legal Updates

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Texas Passes COVID-19 Liability Shield Legislation

 Update Applicable to:
All employers in Texas.

What happened?
On June 14, 2021, Texas Governor Abbott signed the Pandemic Liability Protection Act into law.

What are the details?
Like the other COVID-19 related liability shield laws being passed, it creates a higher burden of proof from plaintiffs in cases alleging the contraction of COVID-19 in the workplace. Some of these higher burdens include:

The act can be read here.

What do employers need to do?
Employers should continue to conform to local safety requirements to ensure they are protected by this liability shield.

 

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