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Elkhart Chamber to Review State’s Gun Law

imageA new gun law passed by the 2010 Indiana General Assembly voids the current human resource policies of many area companies.

To help these companies understand the implications of the new law, the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce is hosting a seminar on May 25 starting at  7:30 a.m. at the Matterhorn Conference Center, 2041 Cassopolis St., in Elkhart, Ind. according to a news release.

According to the new law, a company may not prohibit workers from bringing firearms to work, as long as those weapons are secured in a vehicle. Many companies have policies prohibiting firearms on their property. Those policies are now illegal.

The chamber designed the seminar to provide area companies with guidance on sorting through new liability issues, worker safety concerns and policy requirements. Information will be provided by a panel that includes an attorney from Barnes and Thornburg, an HR manager from NIBCO and a deputy from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.

The breakfast meeting costs $10 for chamber members and $15 for non-members. Register with the chamber at (574) 293-1531 or www.elkhart.org.

During the Statehouse debate, gun rights proponents and property rights proponents were in conflict. Now that the issue has been decided, the chamber feels this seminar will help companies comply with the new rules.

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