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Concealed-Gun Law Concerning Employers

A new Ohio law gives adults the right to carry guns—and some could make it into the workplace.

March 31, 2004
Ohio businesses are figuring out how their workplace security will be affected by a new law giving adults with the right certification the right to carry a concealed gun, according to Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Employers can still ban guns in their workplaces. Their policies, however, may not be prepared to handle the new law. An employer’s policy, for example, might ban “unauthorized weapons” -- and an employee might think that because of the new law, he or she is now authorized to carry a gun to work.

Meanwhile, county sheriff’s offices in Ohio will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars collectively to prepare for the new law. County governments will be preparing to process applications and run background checks on Ohio citizens.