Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Update on Guns in Oklahoma

The folks over at the Workers Comp Insider have an update on the battle between some Oklahoma employers and recent legislation which prevents employers from barring employees from bringing guns to work (abeit that they have to be kept in their locked vehicles). Check out Guns at work, which has some great links to other stories, as a follow up to my earlier post, Who's Packing in the Car?

In response to WCI's request for employer's input, I can only speak as an employer's lawyer, but I am hard pressed to see any upside for an employer in this law. Violence at work is still, fortunately, not all that common. But it only takes once if it is at your place of business to make it the very most important thing in the world.

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