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Texas Employers in the Crosshairs: Gun Rights vs. Workplace Safety

 
June 23, 2016
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Texas recently passed new "open carry" laws that can present employers with unattractive options if they want to prohibit visibly displayed or concealed handguns on their premises. Additionally, Texas and more than 20 other states have enacted “Parking Lot” laws or “Guns in Trunks” laws, which make it illegal for employers to prohibit the possession of firearms in employee-owned vehicles on employer-owned property. In many cases, these laws constrain employers from discharging or taking other adverse employment action against employees who lawfully possess firearms in their vehicles.

While these laws create liability for employers who attempt to regulate the possession of firearms on their property, at the other end of the spectrum, workplace violence and shootings also create potential liability issues for employers. Businesses are left trying to comply with laws that enhance gun rights while maintaining a safe work environment as required by state and federal law.

Please join Husch Blackwell attorneys for a webinar that will provide an overview of gun legislation that affects the workplace in Texas and elsewhere and offer guidance on complying with that legislation in a way that is consistent with legal obligations for workplace safety.

Learning Objectives

  • Overview of gun legislation that affects the workplace in Texas and elsewhere
  • Review of employer liabilities
  • Guidance on complying with gun legislation in a way that is consistent with legal obligations for workplace safety

Date and Time
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Noon - 1 p.m. CDT

Presenters
Stephen Cockerham, Partner, Husch Blackwell
Kevin Koronka, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Who Should Attend
Compliance personnel, in-house counsel, human resources professionals, safety or security personnel and business owners.

Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is pending approval for Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee and Texas continuing legal education credit and HRCI and SHRM recertification credit.

Questions?
Contact Shana Hoy at 816.983.8809.

Professionals:

Kevin Koronka

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