Ohio’s New Gun Law Takes Effect June 13

Recent high-profile shootings have caused some employers to re-examine their workplace weapons policies. But in this guidance, OMA Connections Partner Frantz Ward advises employers to be careful to ensure their policies comply with applicable laws. Ohio law prohibits employers from banning firearms from their parking lots if an employee has a valid concealed handgun license and stores them in a privately owned vehicle.

Frantz Ward notes that Ohio’s new gun law takes effect June 13, permitting all qualified adults to carry certain concealed firearms, even without a license — and it’s “reasonable to conclude” that it will allow qualified adults to “store them in personal vehicles in their employer’s parking lot.” 6/1/2022