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Court OK’s termination of diabetic employee for misconduct

A recent federal appeals court decision case upheld an employer’s termination of a diabetic employee for misconduct, despite the employee’s argument that her poor work performance was a result of low-blood sugar…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Gavel to Gavel: Office pool madness

For the 50 million Americans who are expected to participate in March Madness office pools this year, hope springs eternal … that is, until the official first round tips off and brackets begin busting. But for now, there’s…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Attack on an employer’s promotion decision

Are you prepared to defend a promotion or hiring decision when someone accuses you of discrimination? That’s when an employer must be in a position to show their selection was absolutely non-discriminatory and based upon…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Don’t bet the farm on March (legal) Madness

March is upon us, which means spring is near and the sweet smell of tournament brackets will soon fill the air. For many, the month is synonymous with March Madness, the NCAA’s annual tournament that crown’s college basketball’s…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

What not to do in wage and hour investigations

Last month the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a $2.1 million dollar judgment entered against a Tulsa restaurant for Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime and minimum wage violations. If you ever wanted a guide on how…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Strategies for avoiding unnecessary litigation expenses

Litigation is expensive, and concerns about the costs associated with litigation can deter both plaintiffs and defendants from vigorously pursuing their claims and defenses in court — even when those claims and defenses have…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

New White House memorandum likely to result in delay of fiduciary rule

Last Friday, President Trump issued a memorandum for the U.S. Secretary of Labor that seems likely to result in the delay of key regulations issued under the Obama administration, which are currently set to become applicable on…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Gavel to Gavel: The road ahead for employers

Just two weeks into the new administration, and we’re starting to get a sense of what changes may be looming for employers. At the forefront are President Trump’s picks to lead the nation’s federal employment agencies. In…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Court rules employer not able to accommodate pregnant employee

A recent ruling by the federal appeals court that covers Oklahoma reminds employers that they must treat pregnant employees with health conditions or work limitations the same as any other employee with health conditions or work…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

No medical report means no accommodation

Although the Army Ammunition Depot is located in McAlester, it was a Muskogee federal court that upheld an employer’s right to require adequate medical support before granting an employee’s request their job be modified on…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Craft brewery startups: Early stage IP considerations

By all accounts, as we head into 2017, the craft beer industry will continue to experience tremendous growth. This is due to primarily to increasing consumer demand. Also, favorable legislation in some states should help fuel…more
| Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Gavel to Gavel: Fake goods pose real risks when shopping online

"'Twas the week before Christmas, and one click of the mouse ordered the presents for all in the house. With two-day free shipping and discounts galore, we just shop online – why go to a store?" Originally published in The…more
| Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property

Federal court ruling means OSHA drug testing limitations are now live

As we previously discussed, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration made waves earlier this year with its newly announced position that employers who conduct post-accident drug or alcohol testing might violate…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Co-worker’s racial statements may support discrimination claim

As a recent ruling by a Tulsa federal court shows, an employer may be held liable for the racial bias and conduct of its employees, even if those employees do not work in a decision-making capacity within the company…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

IP holding companies offer potential added protection benefits

Protecting intellectual property — from theft or misappropriation, infringement, or even from potential creditors and judgments — is a chief concern among businesses large and small and can be accomplished in a variety of ways…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property
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