Texas Employers Held Hostage By New Gun Law

Law360, New York (November 23, 2011, 12:00 PM EST) -- It has been two months since a new law became effective, prohibiting Texas employers from banning guns and ammunition in their employees’ locked personal vehicles on company parking lots.

While the law purportedly gives employees the opportunity to defend themselves while traveling to and from work, without fear of termination for violating company policies, it raises several new concerns for employers.

Nonetheless, it is not too late for employers to implement steps to ensure that the new law does not undermine workplace safety.

Though the new law dilutes an employer’s property rights, it also limits liability arising out of incidents involving...

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