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OSHA further delays enforcement of post-accident testing ban

In a previous article, we outlined the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new final rules regarding the reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses. These rules include a substantial limitation on an…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Faragher/Ellerth defense used to defeat Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act claim

As a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit shows, the same employer defenses used to defeat Title VII discrimination claims can also be used to defeat claims under the Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

I accept!

So, you’re ready to launch your new online business or mobile app. The website looks great, and the app tile has an elegant, simple design that’s sure to stand out on phone and tablet screens. Missing anything? Oh, yeah, that…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

2016 presidential election dynamics in the workplace: Free speech? ‘You’re fired’

None of us are immune from this year’s presidential election dynamics. Disrespect and name-calling seem more prevalent than policy discussions. The election is highly polarizing, potentially pitting employee against…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Employee fired while on FMLA leave: Why it was OK

Don’t get me wrong: Firing an employee while they are on a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) absence is dicey. But, as a recent federal appeals court decision that covers Oklahoma employers demonstrates, there are…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

DOL Issues Final Rule On Paid Sick Leave For Federal Contractors

On September 7, 2015, President Obama signed Executive Order 13706, an order that requires federal contractors to provide paid sick leave to their employees. Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its long-awaited final…more
| Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB’s new ‘joint employer’ standard threatens business interests

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) demonstrated intent to change the traditional employer-employee relationship to broaden unionization in the United States in a series of cases over the last year. In three cases, the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Gavel to Gavel: The insolvency dilemma for directors

In light of a recent swell of bankruptcies in Oklahoma and surrounding areas – predominantly triggered by the turbulent energy market – directors should fortify their understanding of fiduciary duties owed to companies in times…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations

Misclassification Of Workers Just Got Riskier For Oklahoma Employers

For years, we have been warning employers of the dangers of misclassifying workers as independent contractors when they are actually employees. Information-sharing among agencies on the rise - The federal government…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Are you prepared for overtime regulations?

On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s new Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations will take effect. Millions of employees who are currently exempt will, for the first time, earn overtime for any hours worked…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Must be qualified to apply

When someone contends they have been discriminatorily denied employment, whether the individual was truly qualified often becomes the primary issue. To defeat a discriminatory failure-to-hire claim, the employer must establish…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

New OkPOLST form designed to improve end-of-life and crisis care

Beginning Friday, August 26, 2016, Oklahomans have another tool available to them for use in planning end-of-life care and treatment. It’s called an OkPOLST, which stands for Oklahoma Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining…more
| Health, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Healthcare Records Held Hostage: When ransomware attacks

Imagine for a moment that your hospital or physician practice suddenly cannot access its electronic medical records. There hasn’t been a natural disaster. No, instead you are inexplicably staring at a computer screen from an…more
| Consumer Protection, Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Proposed IRS regulations will limit valuation discounts for family-held entities

On August 2, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released proposed regulations that, when finalized, will affect clients holding and transferring interests in family-controlled entities. Family limited partnerships (FLPs),…more
| Business Organizations, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Lessons in dealing with an “equal opportunity” harasser

A new opinion released by the Tenth Circuit provides practical tips to employers dealing with multiple employee complaints alleging generalized harassment and/or discrimination throughout the workplace…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
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