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

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

NLRB ruling on ‘ambush’ elections poses real threat to non-unionized workplaces

The National Labor Relations Board recently issued its new rule for union organization elections. The new rule makes several changes, most significantly shortening the time frame for conducting a union election, requiring the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

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
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