McAfee & Taft

Tenth Floor, Two Leadership Square 211 N. Robinson
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102-7103, United States

Contact: Brad Neese

  • (405) 235-9621
  • (405) 235-0439

Labor Board ruling has far-reaching impact on employers and workplace policies

Late last week, the National Labor Relations Board changed the rules on employee use of the employer’s email systems for labor organizing. The Labor Board’s new rule is that employee use of email for union-related communications…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Oklahoma Legislature significantly expands peer review privilege

Oklahoma’s peer review statute provides that peer review information is private, confidential, and privileged. It encourages health care professionals to police themselves by evaluating their peers. It also promotes the…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery, Health, Professional Malpractice

Gavel to Gavel: What's in store for employers?

In 2014, the government’s employment agencies were aggressive and active in terms of investigations and lawsuits. Employers should expect this to continue in the new year and pay particular attention to the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Browsewrap or Clickwrap: Choose wisely

Technology has drastically changed how we do business. Thanks to the Internet, virtually anything you want – from personal information to a bag of dog food – is obtainable. You can trade stocks or file taxes online with just the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Despite settlement, EEOC continues and expands discrimination investigation

At this point, employers have become all too familiar with the new, aggressive enforcement agenda of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The agency’s systemic initiative to root out alleged discriminatory employment…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

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
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Care for parent leads to firing

Can an employer terminate an employee out of a belief that the employee is too distracted from his job duties due to caring for a relative with a disability? That was the issue in the recent case, Kourimihelakis v. Hartford Fire…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Demand rising for alternative fees in intellectual property matters

A recent report found that corporate clients use Alternative Fee Agreements (AFAs) more often on Intellectual Property matters than any other practice area. The report provides that clients rely on AFAs for 37 percent of their…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Sixth Circuit decision bucks trend on same-sex marriage

As you all know, the last several weeks and months have seen an unmistakable trend in federal court decisions paving the way for same-sex marriage in a majority of states. But just when it appeared that same-sex marriage might…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law, Family Law

Group health plans for same-sex spouses: Equal treatment required or not?

In our recent webinar, McAfee & Taft attorneys shared with you a number of ramifications from the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized same-sex marriage in Oklahoma. One of the key questions we…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Ebola answers for employers

It comes as no surprise that employers increasingly find themselves dealing with workplace challenges relating to Ebola. The issues tend to arise in two contexts: How should employers respond to employee concerns, and what steps…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Questioning employees about prescription drugs that could affect performance and safety

Employers often have policies and procedures (frequently included in a drug testing policy) that require their employees to disclose the lawful use of prescription drugs (i.e., per the advice and prescription of a licensed…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Gavel to Gavel: A tiger by the tail

Back in school, I recall reading the short story The Lady or the Tiger? It’s about a woman made to choose between two fates for her would-be husband, neither of which was particularly pleasant. What she would choose is left for…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Five tips on preventing workplace violence

Acts of workplace violence have, unfortunately, become all too common. Workplace violence can include anything from minor physical altercations and threats to tragic and brutal attacks or shootings. For employers, preventing…more
| Labor & Employment Law

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS LAW ALERT: What the legalization of same-sex marriage means for Oklahoma employers

On Monday, Oklahoma became one of five additional U.S. states required to allow same-sex couples to marry after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review lower court decisions that overturned state bans on same-sex marriage…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation
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