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Tenth Floor, Two Leadership Square
211 N. Robinson
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102-7103, United States
Contact: Brad Neese
Phone: (405) 235-9621
Fax: (405) 235-0439
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Oklahoma
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

DOL back at it: FLSA ‘white collar’ exemption salary threshold likely to increase

Last year was a busy year for employers. Many conducted internal audits and went through intense planning to comply with new U.S. Department of Labor overtime regulations that were to take effect December 1, 2016. Those 2016…more
 /  Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Medical exam results and tasks actually performed

When addressing the issues of a person’s ability to perform a job or the potential need for accommodation, don’t forget to take into account work the individual has previously performed. Sometimes that can be every bit as…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Free speech legal battle changes law on disparaging trademarks

Last month, in Matal v. Tam, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision that struck down a portion of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

DOL brings back an old favorite, seeks input on overtime changes

For more than 70 years, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provided attorneys and human resources professionals with a very useful resource for determining how to comply with the laws and…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Best practices for employers under the EEOC’s new strategic enforcement plan

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced its “Strategic Enforcement Plan” for years 2017 to 2021. The 2017 plan replaces the earlier version, issued in 2012, but is not a radical departure from the previous…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Department of Labor withdraws joint employer guidance

A joint employer relationship can arise in circumstances where an individual performs work for two entities that share control over how that individual performs his/her work. Although joint employment relationships are most…more
 /  Agriculture, Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

The non-existent corporate practice of medicine prohibition in Oklahoma

Physicians, hospitals and healthcare organizations frequently ask us about corporate practice of medicine restrictions in Oklahoma. The corporate practice of medicine doctrine basically restricts physicians from being employed…more
 /  Business Organizations, Health

Gavel to Gavel: Consistency of judgment

It’s a common scene played out in employment discrimination and retaliation lawsuits everywhere: An employee is demoted, terminated, or otherwise affected by an employer’s action. The employer claims the decision was made for…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Court finds ethical considerations, not same-sex relationship, determined demotion decision

The issue of pretext recently played out in a sex discrimination case in which the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals had to decide whether an employer’s reasons for demoting an employee were legitimate or just a ruse to cover up…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Best practices for Oklahoma employers when inquiring about criminal histories

You’ve probably at least heard of the so-called “Ban the Box” movement, a campaign aimed at convincing employers to remove any checkbox on applications designed to elicit information regarding an applicant’s criminal record…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New U.S. Supreme Court decision changes venue rules in patent cases

Early last week, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit in an 8-0 decision that will make it easier for companies to defend patent infringement lawsuits. In TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, LLC, the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Are questions about a job applicant’s salary history fair game or off limits?

Prior salary history is a common question asked of job applicants, both during interviews and on job applications. Until recently, employers likely would not have thought twice about asking a candidate the question, “How much…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. House passes bill to substitute overtime pay with time off

On May 2, 2017, the Executive Office of the President issued a statement supporting a new House bill, H.R. 1180. H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017, proposes to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Appeals court rules diagnosed mental impairment not proven to be actual disability

As many employers know, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) broadened the scope of who may be considered disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Indeed, through the ADAAA, Congress sought to make it easier…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Avoiding contractual pitfalls and 'gotchas'

You’re likely to see the same clauses repeated in most patent, trade secret and software license contracts. As a result, these agreements have a similar structure and feel, which can lead one to assume that a clause in a new…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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