Workplace Weapons-Now A Reality!!!
Well, the wold is coming to an end!!! Two states have laws going into effect on July 1, 2008, that employees can now bring guns to work!! Am I serious? I kid you not! According to the laws of both of these states, employees have the right to store guns in their vehicles while parked on company premises. These laws will severely limit an employer’s right to enforce no-weapons policies within their property limits. Can you imagine this! Do you think this may encourage violence in the workplace!! Oh, by the way, I intentionally did not tell you which two states!! Any guesses?
My first guess would be Texas, followed by possibly Arizona. If this passes, can the employers at least have a rule in place that the weapon remain locked in the vehicle at all times?
Texas and Idaho? Please tell me it’s not California…
FLORIDA & OKLAHOMA?
I know of Florida, effective 7/1/08, if an employee, has a legally owned weapon and a license to carry a concealed weapon can leave it locked in their car during work hours. And I know Georgia passed a similar law in May 2008, but I am not sure when it is effective.