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Louisiana Employers No Longer Can Prohibit Guns At Work

  • July 11, 2008

Louisiana employers whose policies include a blanket prohibition of firearms on the employer's premises must revise their policies in light of Louisiana's recently enacted "bring your gun to work" law.  The "Transportation and storage of firearms in privately owned motor vehicles" law provides that firearms may be brought on the premises if they are locked in a privately-owned motor vehicle.  La. Revised Statute 32:292.1, which will go into effect on August 15, does allow an employer to place certain restrictions on the possession or transport of a firearm on its premises.  However, whether those restrictions are appropriate must be determined based on the individual circumstances of the employer. 

For questions concerning Louisiana's firearm law, please contact René Thorne or Jason Stein at Jackson Lewis's New Orleans, Louisiana office at 504.208.1755, thorner@jacksonlewis.com, or steinj@jacksonlewis.com.

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