U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) Poll | Americans support protecting employers from coronavirus lawsuits. ILR National COVID-19 Liability Survey results revealed that Americans across the political spectrum believe that employers must have protections from COVID-related lawsuits as they make decisions about how to safely and sustainably reopen their businesses.
More than six in ten Americans say that Congress should extend liability protections to employers from lawsuits related to the coronavirus.
U.S. Chamber & MetLife Small Business Coronavirus Impact Poll | Results of the Small Business Impact Poll show small businesses adopted new practices. To mitigate financial impact of the pandemic:
- 27% shortened their hours
- 26% asked customers for support or started a crowdfunding campaign
- 19% adjusted employee salaries or hours
- 19% applied for a working capital loan, an almost five-fold increase since last March
U.S. Chamber executive vice president & chief policy officer, Neil Bradley’s statement