Employment law may be the practice area most affected by COVID-19. In this third part of a multi-part series, Corporate Counsel presents a dialogue between Steve Kardell, name partner in Kardell Law Group in Dallas, who focuses on the plaintiff’s side of COVID-19 employment law and, on the management side, Harry Jones, a shareholder in the Dallas office of Littler Mendelson who is a designated COVID-19 expert for the firm, on a bombshell issue: the proposals to reign in any personal injury (and indirectly, employment-related) COVID-19 lawsuits.

Overall GOP Goal

Steve: So, Harry, there has been a lot of suspense about a likely conflict between Republican and Democrat lawmakers regarding the Senate GOP’s proposed liability protection for businesses and employers. The shoe finally dropped this week, as those protections were introduced in the SAFE TO WORK Act. Interestingly enough, Mitch McConnell told CNBC on Tuesday that Republicans are “not negotiating over liability protection.” What is the deal here? It seems like Republicans think this is a key facet of their COVID-19 response. What does it do?

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