The rights of employers in Florida, Georgia and Alabama to control the presence of guns on their property and to set the terms and conditions of the workplace are in the crosshairs of the National Rifle Association.
Bills pending in those states are among the latest in the powerful gun lobby's fight to ensure employees the right to keep guns in their vehicles while at work.
Stubbe says such clauses do not allay his concerns about employer liability.
"Potential liability claims for acts of gun violence could be brought under a number of theories, including negligent hiring, negligent supervision and negligent retention," Stubbe says. Until the scope of the no-liability clauses is tested in the courts, the protection they afford is questionable, he adds.