GableGotwals

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Oklahoma Government Bodies May Not Consider Race, Sex, Ethnicity Or National Origin In Employment, Contracting, Or School Admissions

In 2003, despite the Constitutional prohibition on racial discrimination, the U.S. Supreme Court in Grutter v. Bollinger permitted the University of Michigan to consider applicants’ race to ensure a diverse student body. In…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Oklahoma Supreme Court Upholds New Discrimination Damages Caps as Constitutional

In late February, 2014, the Oklahoma Supreme Court, in MacDonald v. Integris Health, 2014 OK 10, upheld November 2011 amendments to the Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act (OADA), which abrogated common law remedies for victims of…more
| Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Employee corruption can catch up to businesses

- Q: What is a white-collar crime? - A: While there is no legal definition, white collar is generally used to describe a non-violent, business-related crime committed for financial gain. Antitrust fraud, tax evasion,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law

Gavel to Gavel: E-cig regulations will develop

We’ve all grown accustomed to the sight of lonely smokers, standing a discreet distance from building entrances as they satisfy their need for nicotine. These Oklahomans may soon be joined by their more modern brothers and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

Legislative Report – MLP Parity Act

What: The MLP Parity Act (the “Act”) is a bill currently before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance seeking to expand Section 7704(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (which defines “qualifying income” for publicly traded…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Taxation

Proposed Family and Medical Leave Enhancement Act Would Have Large Impact on Employers

U.S. House Representative Carolyn B. Maloney of New York has introduced H.R. 3999, which would provide for a far-reaching expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The bill introduces two big changes to the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Oklahoma Income Tax Reduction Ruled Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court of Oklahoma has ruled Oklahoma tax legislation enacted in 2013 reducing the top Oklahoma individual income tax rate from 5.25% to 5% in 2015, with further reduction to 4.85% possible in 2016, is…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Taxation

Business Viewpoint: Can a small business deduct charitable contributions?

During this season of giving, charitable contributions can make a significant difference to those in need. While charitable giving is to be applauded and encouraged, a business owner should take care to understand how to…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Protect Your Stuff

From Day One, a start-up company needs to protect its technology and its branding, and to budget for that protection. Some suggested steps follow, many of which require little or no direct, out-of-pocket expense…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

“Shelf-life” and “Hit the Bench” not age-related comments in age discrimination claim

On November 5, 2013, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma which granted summary judgment to GableGotwals client IBM on claims of age discrimination,…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The Oklahoma MLP Quarterly 3Q 2013

Colleagues and Friends, It is with great pleasure that we circulate to you the inaugural edition of T he Oklahoma MLP Quarterly — a publication focused on master limited partnerships, or MLPs, in our great state. …more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

EEOC Strikes Out In Criminal Background And Credit Check Litigation

The EEOC has been aggressively pursuing litigation against private businesses for alleged violations of Title VII based upon the use of criminal background and credit checks in the hiring process. The theory pursued by the EEOC…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Does Someone Else Own the Oil, Gas and Mineral Rights Under Your Home?

Reuters ran an interesting article on October 9, “Special Report: U.S. Builders Hoard Mineral Rights Under New Homes”, an excellent and comprehensive report describing a practice by some developers and homebuilders to reserve…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Residential

Will the Supreme Court Change the Law on Limitations?

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in an ERISA-governed long term disability benefits case, Heimeshoff vs. Hartford Life and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (Case Number 12-729). The plaintiff in the case has…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The Social Media Merry-Go-Round

I have posted before about National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)’s interest in social media, in several cases where employees were fired or disciplined after posting messages on social media sites critical of their employer or…more
| Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law
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