Georgia’s Business Security and Employee Privacy Act (BSEPA) took effect July 1, 2008. The law expands employees’ rights to transport lawfully registered firearms in their vehicles even if they are traveling to work. The law will not turn the workplace into shooting galleries, but it will limit employers’ rights to search employees’ vehicles.
The BSEPA covers most of Georgia’s public and private employers. (See “BSEPA exemptions” below to learn when and where the law does not apply.)
The BSEPA grants “any employee holding a valid Georgia firearms license the right to store his or her firearm—out of sight—in his or her own locked vehicle in the employer’s parking lot or facility.” The law specifically does not cover employees who lack a valid Georgia firearms license. Additionally, the law bars employers from searching employees’ vehicles for any reason unless the situation falls under one of the law’s...(register to read more)