Texas Passes COVID-19 Liability Shield Legislation
Update Applicable to:
All employers in Texas.
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.