Business Liability Protection
In 2021's legislative session, House Bill 112 was passed to extend SB 359's requirements through July 14, 2022. HB 112 is currently awaiting signature by Governor Brian Kemp.
On August 5, 2020 Governor Kemp signed Senate Bill 359, which enables some protection for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses can post either (1) a sign at their entrance or (2) issue any receipt or proof of purchase for entry, including but not limited to an electronic or paper ticket or wristband, to a person upon entry. The ticket and poster MUST have specific language in certain size specifications, which can be found in section 51-16-3 (starting at line 108) of the bill. We have created files for a ticket and a poster that you can print and use for your restaurant. (If you would rather create your own poster, here's a helpful hint for font size: one inch = 72 point)
NOTE: This is not and should not be considered blanket amnesty for businesses. This protection will not help if proven that something happened because of a business’ “gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm.” You should continue to follow the Governor’s Executive Order and guidelines from the Georgia Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control.
Business Liability Protection Entrance Ticket (8.5in x 2.75in)
Business Liability Protection Poster (must be printed at least 18in x 24in)
What does Georgia require to post in your restaurant?
Federal and state laws require employers to display official labor and employment posters detailing federal and applicable state labor laws where employees can read them. Both federal agencies such as, the U.S. Department of Labor, and state agencies provide posters at no cost to employers.