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 firearms policy should be examined carefully by Illinois employers who must respond to several critical questions raised by the new law.
The application process opened in January, and the Illinois State Police has up to 90 days to either issue or deny applications. Under this timeframe, employers could start seeing guns in the workplace immediately.
Here are some questions that all employers should be considering:
These are but a few of the issues presented by the new concealed carry law. Thompson Coburn’s labor and employment attorneys can help you navigate this new law and all of its trappings.
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