Crowe & Dunlevy attorneys selected as administrative law judges by OK Department of Labor

OKLAHOMA CITY – Three Crowe & Dunlevy attorneys were recently selected to serve as administrative law judges by the Oklahoma Department of Labor.

Adam W. Childers, Courtney K. Warmington and Jeremy Tubb serve as directors in the firm’s Oklahoma City office and are members of the labor and employment practice group. They were selected to join 13 other administrative law judges in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

In that role, they will assist the Oklahoma Department of Labor by adjudicating wage disputes between employers and employees, as well as disputes concerning whether or not employers have mandatory workers' compensation coverage. The attorneys will generally handle a full day docket of cases once per month and render written decisions resolving the disputes after hearing and reviewing oral and written arguments, as well as sworn testimony from the parties.

"We are pleased that our firm can help support Commissioner Mark Costello's goal of providing Oklahoma employers and employees with the very best resources to adjudicate and enforce the rules and regulations of the Oklahoma Department of Labor," said Roger Stong, president of Crowe & Dunlevy. “Moreover, the participation of our attorneys in this process provides a broader wealth of experience and expertise in the firm's labor and employment practice group, which ultimately adds value for our clients."

The Oklahoma Department of Labor was created in 1907 by the Oklahoma Constitution. The commissioner of labor is responsible for the enforcement of those labor laws that promote fairness and equity in the workforce, including state wage laws, workers' compensation compliance, state OSHA laws for public employers, asbestos compliance, child labor laws and various other duties.

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