Governor Mary Fallin to Take Part in Bring Small Business Back Event in Oklahoma City

Governor Mary Fallin will be among the speakers at a Bring Small Business Back event this week in Oklahoma City. The event is scheduled from 9:30 until 11 a.m. Friday at the student center building on the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City campus, 900 N. Portland Ave. Read More

Workers’ Compensation Forums Scheduled in Oklahoma City and Tulsa

Workers’ compensation professionals in Oklahoma will have the opportunity to learn crucial information about the industry at two free events. Read More

Worker Misclassification Likely to be even Costlier for Employers

Questions and Answers with Roberta Fields, employment law attorney with McAfee and Taft Read More

State Court Decision May Make it Harder to Fire at-will Workers

Questions and Answers with Melissa McDuffey, OCHRS member and an attorney with Crowe & Dunlevy in Oklahoma City Read More

Workplace Retaliation Guidance May Require Policies to be Updated

Paige Hoster Good is a labor and employment attorney with McAfee & Taft, and she answers some questions about retaliation. Read More

Supreme Court Rules Workers’ Comp Option Unconstitutional

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

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

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

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

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