As the nation continues to fight the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, the Wisconsin legislature just took action to help the state’s economic recovery.
The state Assembly just passed a bill that includes liability protections for businesses, schools, and other organizations that take precautions to limit the spread of the virus. Any organization that acts recklessly will not be afforded these protections.
With this key move, the Badger State will become the 35th state to take action to limit liability on responsible organizations trying to recover from the havoc the pandemic has wreaked on society. Businesses and schools have enough to worry about to stay afloat.
This is especially true for small businesses. Recent research released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform shows that the smallest business bear a disproportionate burden of tort costs. They last thing they need is an abusive lawsuit.
Gov. Evers should sign this bill immediately.