Will Illinois employers be forced to permit firearms in their parking lots under Illinois Concealed Carry Act?

by Joseph Kelly

Governor Quinn used his amendatory veto powers yesterday to reject portions of the proposed Illinois Concealed Carry Act, including the part that would allow employees with concealed carry permits to have firearms in their own vehicle in a parking lot and to store and retrieve their guns in the “immediate area” of their vehicle. It remains to be seen whether Illinois employers will be able to completely prohibit employees from having firearms at work, including in parking lots, under the concealed carry law that ultimately goes into law. Illinois employers accordingly may want to consider a policy on firearms to specifically address employee’s rights regarding firearms in the workplace.

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