McAfee & Taft

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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

The importance of intellectual property notices

So you have a patent, trademark, or copyright that you want the public to know you have rights in? How do you provide such notice? The answer is marking your intellectual property (IP) with symbols such as Pat., Pat. Pending, ®,…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

IRS announces special relief to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Last week the IRS announced that 401(k) plans and certain similar employer-sponsored retirement plans can make loans and hardship distributions to help victims of Hurricane Harvey…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Gavel to Gavel: Scandalous and immoral (trademarks)

Since 1946, federal law has prohibited registration of scandalous, immoral and disparaging trademarks. This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court found the prohibition on disparaging trademarks to be unconstitutional, creating…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Don’t be duped by the trademark solicitation

The number of companies soliciting trademark renewals and other products or services from trademark registrants has skyrocketed. Why? Because the solicitations are effective in duping trademark owners into thinking the fees are…more
 /  Criminal Law, Intellectual Property

Vague, open-ended medical leave denied

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to consider a leave of absence for an employee due to a medical condition as a form of accommodation. However, that requirement is not without limitations. A recent appeals…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employer input sought on new overtime regs

As we previously reported, the U.S. Department of Labor failed to challenge a federal district court’s blocking of the new overtime rule that was set to go into effect last December and, instead, signaled its intent to revisit…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Obtaining informed consent now requires full disclosure of certain surgical assistants

In a previous article titled “Oklahoma Supreme Court broadens scope of state’s informed consent law,” we reported on the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s expansion of the state’s informed consent law as it relates to the requirements of…more
 /  Health, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice

New Form I-9 available

A Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals — both citizens and noncitizens — hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Employers’ right to keep employee tips

A recent decision by the federal appeals court that covers Oklahoma ruled that employers are not required to share customer tips with employees who are already receiving wages at or above the minimum wage amount…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Gavel to Gavel: Preventing data breaches

The risk data breaches and cyberattacks pose to small businesses cannot be overstated. Roughly half experienced a breach within the past year at an average cost of $665,000 and immeasurable lost revenue. Worse yet, approximately…more
 /  Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

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
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