BIA, Chambers of Commerce, Trade Associations Urge Governor to Act on Liability Protections (Concord) – In a letter delivered today to Governor Chris Sununu, BIA and nearly two dozen chambers of commerce and trade associations urged Governor Sununu to promulgate an emergency order creating a legal safe harbor for employers to protect them from COVID 19 related liability litigation. “Absent such protection, business of all shapes and sizes will be deterred from reopening or returning to pre-pandemic operations, slowing New Hampshire’s economic recovery,” the letter says. The letter suggests the governor use language recently drafted by BIA “as a foundation for your emergency order.” Click here for a pdf link to the letter, signatories, and suggested safe harbor language. About the BIA: The Business and Industry Association is New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate. BIA represents more than 400 leading employers in a variety of industries including manufacturing, technology, professional services, financial services, health care, hospitality and tourism, public utilities, higher education, insurance, and many others. Member firms employ 93,000 people throughout the state and contribute $4.5 billion annually to the state’s economy. While proud of its many large members, 69% of BIA members have an annual payroll of $3 million or less. Through advocacy with state legislators and regulators, BIA works to promote a healthy climate for job creation and a strong New Hampshire economy. For more information about the BIA, visit www.BIAofNH.com.