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TLDR: Basically employees can't sue their employers if they get Covid-19. Specifics aren't really spelled out yet but an example would be employees couldn't because they were forced to go back to work against their will...or if their employer didn't take precautions for a safe work environment.

Oh, also McConnell is going to try and make any new relief bills contingent on these laws being in those bills.

From the article:

The top Republicans in the U.S. Congress displayed a united front on Friday in their drive for coronavirus-related liability protections for businesses, saying such measures will be crucial to talks about future relief legislation.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Republican leader Kevin McCarthy issued a joint statement redoubling their demands that “Americans on the front lines of this fight must receive strong protections from frivolous lawsuits.”

“Senate and House Republicans agree these protections will be absolutely essential to future discussions surrounding recovery legislation,” they said.

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