Josh Cline

Josh Cline

McAfee & Taft

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Court sets aside portions of Oklahoma's new workers' comp law

It has been just over two years since Oklahoma’s completely overhauled workers’ compensation system went into effect. Since then, various provisions have come under attack by employees. Shortly after the effective date, the...more

4/21/2016 - Administrative Hearings Arbitrary and Capricious Due Process OK Supreme Court Permanent Disability Retaliation Workers Compensation Reform

Proposed EEOC Rule To Place New Reporting Burdens On Employers

Many employers will be required to supply pay data to the United States government under a recently proposed EEOC rule. The proposed rule will require federal contractors and other employers with more than 100 workers to...more

2/5/2016 - EEO-1 EEOC Pay Transparency Reporting Requirements

Gavel to Gavel: Complying with garnishments

On the whole, most employers do an admirable job of keeping up with the ever-changing statutes and regulations that apply to the employer-employee relationship. Wage garnishments, however, are often overlooked by...more

1/21/2016 - Discovery Employer Liability Issues Penalties Wage Garnishment

Pizza franchisee jailed for wage violations

Most employers know that failing to pay minimum wage or overtime pay to their employees can lead to serious consequences. When employees file lawsuits claiming unpaid overtime wages, they can bring in their co-workers,...more

11/20/2015 - Corporate Counsel Criminal Prosecution DOL FLSA Franchises Labor Law Violations Minimum Wage Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

Males need not apply: Restaurant chain sued for gender-specific job posting

The restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday, Inc. was hit with a discrimination lawsuit in Oregon earlier this year that claimed employees were categorically denied positions with the company based on gender. That, of course, is not a...more

6/7/2015 - Class Action EEOC Gender Discrimination Job Applicants Popular Settlement Sex Discrimination Title VII

Employer beware: NLRA rulings often conflict with existing employer policies

One of the biggest misconceptions employers have is that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) only applies to unionized employers. As a result, employers may hear of an adverse ruling from the National Labor Relations...more

2/23/2015 - Facebook NLRA NLRB Non-Union Protected Concerted Activity Section 7 Social Media Policy

Asking about religion accommodations

An employer’s obligation to raise the issue of potential accommodations for religious discrimination under Title VII will soon receive clarification, as the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear E.E.O.C. v. Abercrombie & Fitch...more

11/20/2014 - EEOC EEOC v Abercrombie Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Reasonable Accommodation Religious Clothing Religious Discrimination SCOTUS Title VII

Legislature clarifies ‘misconduct’ definition for denial of unemployment claims

For the second time in two years, the Oklahoma Legislature has passed reform related to the definition of “misconduct” as defined in the Employment Security Act. The reform provides clarification to employers as to which...more

5/13/2014 - Compliance Denial of Benefits Employee Rights Unemployment Benefits

Vegas vacation protected by the FMLA

Last month, in Ballard v. Chicago Park District (Case No. 13-1445, 7th Cir. 1/28/14), a federal court of appeals addressed whether an employee was eligible for FMLA leave while vacationing in Las Vegas with her terminally ill...more

2/21/2014 - Employee Benefits Employee Rights FMLA Paid Leave Unpaid Leave

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