Today is a historic day for employers in the State of Oklahoma. Governor Mary Fallin signed legislation eliminating the current court-based workers’ compensation system and replacing it with a system that gives employers three…more
No more piles of torn magazine pages or envelopes full of paint chips. Bookmarking sites like Pinterest, Manteresting or Pixcited let us post images of things we like in a neat digital format. Like most other social media sites,…more
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released its final regulations – also known as the “Final Rule” or “Omnibus Rule” – modifying the privacy, security, breach notification and enforcement rules associated…more
Originally published in The Journal Record - March 14, 2013.
Your company just hosted a successful public event, perhaps a fundraiser for a local charity. The event is over, and all that remains is to post photos from the…more
On March 8, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) released an updated version of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form. While the new I-9 form is effective immediately, employers have a 60-day…more
Most states have adopted some version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which is designed to prevent the disclosure of trade secrets. FOIA, or the Freedom of Information Act, allows individuals to access records collected by…more
On December 19, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission amended the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule to be consistent with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. The amendments to the COPPA Rule…more
If you’re an employer, chances are good that you employ some of the 1.06 billion individuals who regularly use Facebook®, as well as some of the millions who regularly post to other popular social media websites. And, whether…more
In This Issue:
- 3 Monitoring employees’ use of company trademarks in social media
- 5 Keys to ensuring the secrecy of trade secrets
- 6 FTC amends Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule
- Excerpt from…more
“Three can keep a secret if two are dead.” — Benjamin Franklin.
In the shrinking world of social media, privacy seems to be an all but forgotten concept. But in the world of business, trade secrets are critical to…more
In a January 23, 2013 decision, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma continued a recent trend in Oklahoma cases enforcing arbitration clauses included in employment agreements or relationships…more
Originally published in The Journal Record - February 7, 2013.
Employers concerned with recent expansive rulings by the National Labor Relations Board got a significant measure of relief on Jan. 25. The U.S. Court of…more
On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule amending the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security regulations and implementing the Health…more
Under the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), employers may not discriminate against employees based on military service. USERRA also affords employees returning from military leave with…more
In some cases, employees who have suffered an emotional or psychological injury in the course of their job may seek benefits under Oklahoma’s Workers’ Compensation Act. However, a recent Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals decision…more
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