The Florida legislature is signaling that it will return to Tallahassee after the Nov. 3 election to hammer out a COVID-19 liability bill to protect businesses from frivolous and predatory lawsuits.
This effort will likely take the form of a special session to last about a week in which many newly-elected legislators will vote on legislation that could directly impact your small business.
COVID liability protection is a priority for NFIB at the state and federal levels. Last month, NFIB State Executive Director Bill Herrle said liability protections are urgently needed:
“Small businesses make decisions not just on a daily basis, but on almost an hourly basis, in terms of what staff they deploy, how they direct their staff, how they recommended their staff self-quarantine, and so forth. Lots of decisions that are COVID-driven – there’s liability potential in all those decisions. So, small business owners very much feel that someone must have their back in that, and that has to be the state.”
Be on the lookout for action alerts from your Tallahassee NFIB office as we work to ensure that your business receives critical COVID liability protections.