Florida’s Preservation and Protection of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Motor Vehicles Act of 2008, FLA. STAT. § 790.251 (2017), is often referred to as the "Bring Your Gun to Work Law" or the "Parking Lot Law."
Generally, under this law, no employer may prohibit an employee from possessing a legally owned firearm when such firearm is lawfully possessed and secured inside a private motor vehicle in an employer’s parking lot or garage when the employee is lawfully on the premises.
Because of this law, employers are facing a delicate balancing act between honoring their employees' rights under the Bring Your Gun to Work Law, while at the same time maintaining a safe workplace for its other employees, customers and other invited guests.
While the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (“OSHA”) does not have specific standards addressing workplace violence, OSHA’s General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1), requires employers to provide their employees with a pla...