New Ohio law allows guns to be locked in vehicles on employer premises

March 09, 2017 0 COMMENTS

by Jourdan Day

Ohio’s new law prohibiting employers from creating or enforcing policies that prevent employees with a concealed carry license from storing a firearm in their locked vehicle while on employer premises takes effect March 19.

The law means that as long as an employee keeps her firearm and ammunition in a locked compartment of her vehicle while she is away from it, her employer may not take any action against her for bringing the firearm or ammunition onto its property.

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New Oklahoma law allows ammo in locked cars parked at work

October 12, 2012 3 COMMENTS

by Charlie Plumb

An Oklahoma law going into effect on November 1 allows employees to store ammunition in their locked vehicles parked at work.

A key aspect of Oklahoma’s Self-Defense Act allows people with valid gun licenses to carry handguns openly as well as concealed weapons in many public places. But another part of the open-carry law affects how people can store ammunition in their cars. The bill was signed by Governor Mary Fallin on November 15.

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Minneapolis shooting a reminder to be on guard against workplace violence

October 02, 2012 0 COMMENTS

by Tammy Binford

The September 28 shootings that killed six at a Minneapolis business put employers on notice that workplace violence can occur with no warning.

Other times, though, there are signs that employers should heed. The October issue of Minnesota Employment Law Letter contains an article titled “Employers look anew at preventing violence in the workplace.” It reminds employers that indications of potential workplace violence can include violent or aggressive behavior, threats, employees carrying weapons, and drug or alcohol abuse.

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