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

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

Browsewrap or Clickwrap: Choose wisely

Technology has drastically changed how we do business. Thanks to the Internet, virtually anything you want – from personal information to a bag of dog food – is obtainable. You can trade stocks or file taxes online with just the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Despite settlement, EEOC continues and expands discrimination investigation

At this point, employers have become all too familiar with the new, aggressive enforcement agenda of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The agency’s systemic initiative to root out alleged discriminatory employment…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Asking about religion accommodations

An employer’s obligation to raise the issue of potential accommodations for religious discrimination under Title VII will soon receive clarification, as the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear E.E.O.C. v. Abercrombie & Fitch…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Care for parent leads to firing

Can an employer terminate an employee out of a belief that the employee is too distracted from his job duties due to caring for a relative with a disability? That was the issue in the recent case, Kourimihelakis v. Hartford Fire…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Demand rising for alternative fees in intellectual property matters

A recent report found that corporate clients use Alternative Fee Agreements (AFAs) more often on Intellectual Property matters than any other practice area. The report provides that clients rely on AFAs for 37 percent of their…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property
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