Analysis: Policies Must Be in Place to Protect Workers Despite Ohio’s COVID-19 Liability Law

Last month, Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 606, OMA-supported legislation that provides legal liability protections to businesses and others during COVID-19.

In this updated insight, Connections Partner Roetzel writes that “the caveat to HB 606 is that it will still allow plaintiffs’ lawsuits to go forward if they allege that an ‘intentional, willful, or reckless’ action or inaction by the defendant business led to the COVID-19 transmission(s) on which the plaintiff bases its claim.” The firm urges businesses to consult “with legal counsel and experts to put reasonable policies and procedures in place to limit the risks of COVID-19 exposure and spread at your business locations.” 10/27/2020