|Feb. 1, 2016 | www.fisherphillips.com|
As the national debate roils about how to handle the problem of gun violence in modern American society, employers are asking whether it makes sense to allow employees to carry firearms at work. Although office killings have actually declined over the past 10 years, highly publicized instances of workplace violence have made some employers seriously consider whether a “bring your gun to work” policy could save lives. One Republican Presidential contender recently summarized the rationale for such policies when he said: “You stop bad guys by using our guns.”
Political Apprentice At Work? You're Fired! A Guide To Surviving The Election Season At The Workplace
This presidential election cycle creates unique concerns for companies dealing with employees who wish to discuss politics at work. Regardless of what side they fall on, some of your workers could be more passionate, maybe even incensed, about the perceived inefficiencies occurring in the federal government.
The unannounced arrival of an investigator from a federal agency is an unwelcome business interruption which can be a drain on productive time and arouse collective anxiety in your business environment. Effective management of the investigation from the very beginning is critical to achieving the best possible outcome, no matter which agency comes calling.