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Illinois Employers Should Aim for Gun Policy Review

After becoming the 50th state to pass a concealed carry law last year, Illinois has begun accepting applications for concealed carry licenses from individuals wishing to carry a firearm in public. This major change in...more

New Legal Opinion Creates Confusion Over Tennessee “Guns in Trunks” Law

On May 28, 2013, the Tennessee Attorney General issued an opinion that determined that Tennessee’s new “guns in trunks” law did not prohibit an employer from discharging an employee for having a weapon in his or her vehicle...more

Construction E-Note - July 11, 2013

In This Issue: - Ground Control, LLC v. Capsco Industries, Inc., et. al.: Opening the Door to Claims by Unlicensed Contractors in Mississippi - 2013 Alabama Sales and Use Tax Legislation - General Conditions Not...more

Alabama’s New “Guns In The Parking Lot” Law Takes Effect On August 1, 2013

On August 1, 2013, Alabama laws regarding firearms will change to permit employees to bring guns to the parking lots of their workplaces, if certain conditions are met....more

Return Of The Wild West: Mississippi’s New Firearms Law

As many American began to feel the heat of President Obama’s gun control legislation, the Mississippi legislature took steps to further expand gun rights in Mississippi. House Bill 2, which goes into effect on July 1, 2013,...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House 6-7-13

In This Issue: Governor LePage Veto Streak Continues; Governor LePage and Maine International Trade Center Announce Next Trade Mission; Senator Goodall Appointed to Small Business Administration’s Regional Spot, Resigning...more

Guns At Work In Tennessee: What Can Be Banned, What Can Probably Be Banned, And What Is Left

The Tennessee legislature's recent enactment of what has been widely named the "Guns in the Trunk" statute, codified at Tennessee Code Annotated § 39-17-1313, has sparked debate across the state about the statute's impact on...more

Tennessee Attorney General Says Guns in Parking Lots Law Doesn't Prohibit Employee Terminations

Tennessee's "Guns in Parking Lots" bill was signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam on March 14 of this year. The law states that "the holder of a valid handgun carry permit recognized in Tennessee may transport and store a...more

Tennessee Attorney General Clarifies New “Guns in Trunks” Law

On July 1, 2013, a new law, 2013 Tenn. Pub. Act, ch 16, goes into effect in Tennessee allowing individuals with handgun carry permits to carry firearms and ammunition in their personal vehicles. This “guns in trunks” law has...more

Legal Alert: Tennessee's Safe Commute Act May Impact Workplace Weapons Policies

On March 14, 2013, Tennessee governor Bill Haslam signed into law the "Tennessee Safe Commute Act." The new law, which takes effect July 1, 2013, will allow handgun carry permit holders to store firearms and ammunition in...more

Weapons at Work? States Consider Requiring Employers to Allow Firearms in Employees' Vehicles

Several states – including Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina – are currently considering legislation that would require employers to allow their employees to bring firearms to work and store them in their vehicles...more

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