Packing Heat in the Parking Lot: Texas Employers Deal With Changes to the Concealed Handgun Law
Recent legislation in many states has left employers wondering whether their workplace parking lots could be the stage for a gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
While employers generally are required to provide a safe working environment for their employees under various federal and state laws, new gun laws that allow those with the proper licenses to carry their firearms for personal protection during their commute to and from work, and allow sportsmen and recreational shooters the convenience of having their guns available to use at the range before or after work, may be putting employers into precarious public safety situations.
This article appeared in the October 25, 2011 edition of BNA Daily Labor Report. Click on the link below to view the full article.