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

Hospital-Physician Alignment

Hospital-physician alignment involves the effective coordination between physicians and hospitals in order to accomplish and prioritize patient care and financial goals. Those goals may relate to better patient-centered care,…more
| Health

OFCCP proposes updated regulations on discrimination on the basis of sex

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced proposed regulations updating its current regulations for federal government contractors and subcontractors regarding…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

More FMLA rights for same-sex couples

Under a new rule published on February 23, 2015 by the Department of Labor (DOL), beginning March 27, 2015, same-sex couples will enjoy expanded Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) rights…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Job descriptions continue to be critical in defending against disability claims

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed summary judgment on behalf of the employer in a case where the employee claimed that the requirement to be a Department of Transportation-certified driver was not an essential…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

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 Board –…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Texas court rules disabled employees must ask for accommodations

What’s an employer to do when a disabled employee has repeated opportunities to ask for an accommodation but doesn’t act on them? In a recent case, a federal court in Texas ruled that the employer was justifiable in terminating…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Rules differ regarding second opinions on fitness-for-duty certifications

Employers may require fitness-for-duty certifications in a variety of circumstances, including employees returning from leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and determining the existence of disabilities or the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employee who quit during interactive process cannot pursue ADA claim

A federal appeals court recently decided against an employee who failed to satisfy her obligation to cooperate in the interactive process with her employer when searching for a reasonable accommodation for her disability. The…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The spy who came in from the kitchen…

Offering workers the opportunity to work from home has many benefits for both the employee and employer, but it can bring challenges as well. One challenge is handling trade secrets, which are defined as any information that…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property

Employee investigation tips

Employers investigate all sorts of odd or disturbing claims. Knowing how to properly investigate these claims is critical. A recent case from the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals put this on full display…more
| Civil Procedure, Education, Labor & Employment Law

New state law mandates education about end-of-life treatment

Beginning in 2015, the newly enacted Medical Treatment Laws Information Act imposes educational requirements on Oklahoma health care providers related to patient end-of-life treatment decision-making. Two groups of professionals…more
| Health

Product labeling requirements aren't all black and white

Your company has created and developed a new, innovative product. You’ve tested your product, you’ve adopted a new trademark, and you’re ready to begin manufacturing. The remaining steps of preparing your product for sale, such…more
| Agriculture, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Intellectual Property

Challenges Physicians Can Expect in 2015

Reimbursement for medical services continues to decline. Continuing uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act persists. Government regulations create burdensome paperwork, busywork, and compliance headaches. Technology costs…more
| Health

The need for actual medical evidence in disability cases

Employers frequently call with concerns about employees who self disclose an alleged disabling condition that is not readily apparent, and who claim substantial limitations as a result. The employer’s concerns center on when…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Secret Connections: LinkedIn contacts may be a trade secret

A California court recently determined that an employee’s LinkedIn contacts could be considered a “trade secret” in a case where the employee retained his contacts after he left the company and began a competing venture…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property
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