While somewhat late to the starting gate, Missouri has now joined a score of other states in adopting a law designed to provide liability protections for employers, product manufacturers, and health care providers from personal injury lawsuits associated with contracting, or the fear of contracting, COVID-19. This law, SB 51, takes effect August 28, 2021, if signed by the Governor.
Similar protections, outside the scope of this article, are accorded to health care providers and producers of certain types of products used to deal with the COVID-19 emergency.
Chuck Poplstein is the co-chair of Thompson Coburn's Human Resource practice and draws on his 35-plus years of experience to help clients solve personnel problems, conduct investigations, manage exposure to liability, effectively defend their interests in litigation, and receive an early and realistic assessment of their risk.
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