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Supreme Court Rules Workers’ Comp Option Unconstitutional

09/13/2016
Today the Oklahoma Supreme Court issued a ruling declaring the Oklahoma Option or “opt-out” portion of Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation reforms unconstitutional. Read More

Advocacy Action Needed in September

09/11/2016
SHRM outlines actions needed on a U S House bill that concerns the Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act. Read More

Student Assistants Covered by the NLRA

08/24/2016
The National Labor Relations Board issued a 3-1 decision in Columbia University that student assistants working at private colleges and universities are statutory employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act. Read More

Governor Mary Fallin today signed election proclamations

08/22/2016
Governor Mary Fallin today signed election proclamations that place five additional state questions on the November 8 general election ballot. The paperwork signed by the governor placed these issues on the ballot: Read More

Recent Oklahoma Supreme Court Decision May Make it More Difficult to Terminate At-Will Employees

08/12/2016
Oklahoma employers are generally permitted to terminate employees for any reason or for no reason, just as employees can leave their employment for any reason or no reason at all. This is known as the at-will rule. However, for employers the reason must not be unlawful if the employer wants to avoid liability for wrongful termination. Read More

New EEOC fact sheet focuses on acts of religious discrimination

08/05/2016
Questions & Answers with Nathan Whatley, attorney with McAfee and Taft Read More

Update on Over-Time Regulations & Congressional Objections

07/19/2016
Updated on Over-Time Regulations from Patricia Garrett, OKHR Legislative and Governmental Affair Read More

Data on Your Personal Phone May Be Available to Your Employer

07/19/2016
Questions & Answers with Kathryn D. Terry, attorney with Phillips Murrah law firm. Read More

Employing Summertime Workers Can Trigger Specific Laws

07/13/2016
Questions & Answers with Courtney Bru Read More

New Regulations Aiming to Give OSHA Anti-retaliation Authority will be Phased in Over Several Years

06/01/2016
Questions and Answers with Mary Snyder, attorney with Crowe and Dunlevy. Read More