The COVID-19 pandemic has taken all of us into uncharted waters. After the unprecedented near nationwide shutdown, businesses are in various stages of reopening. The ability to reopen is often necessary for the very survival of a business. At the same time, a business may have valid concerns that an employee or customer could contract the virus while on the premises, and sue. In an effort to avoid costly litigation, some businesses are requiring workers and customers to sign a liability waiver or release.
Are Waivers the New Normal?
Just as social distancing and wearing a mask in public are now more mainstream, signing a liability waiver or explicitly acknowledging the associated risks before returning to work or entering a business may also become commonplace.
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