Make your guns-at-work policy clear to staff.

After the U.S. Supreme Court recently gave Americans more freedom to conceal-carry firearms in public, your employees (and customers) may overestimate their rights to bring guns into your workplace. But the landmark ruling doesn't have to turn your workplace into the Wild West.

Private employers still have the right to prohibit the carrying of weapons into the workplace, regardless of whether the person possesses a concealed-handgun license. (Some states may require you to allow people to keep legally owned firearms locked in their cars in the company parking lot.)

If you haven't already, remind employees in an email about your weapons-at-work policy and how it specifically applies after the Supreme Court ruling. You may also want to use signage to express your policy to customers, vendors and other third parties who come onto your premises.

The ruling: The high court's 6-3 ruling struck down a New York state law that required applicants for a license to carry a gun outside their homes to have a "proper cause" to do so. (New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen)

Typically, a concealed-carry permit allows holders to carry a firearm in most public places. However, most jurisdictions stipulate that gun owners...

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