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November 23, 2022
Chipping Away at McGirt: SCOTUS Rules in Favor of State Sovereignty
On June 29, 2022, in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta, the U.S. Supreme Court held in a 5-4 decision that the state of Oklahoma had concurrent jurisdiction with the federal government to prosecute crimes committed by non-Indians against Indians in Indian Country. Indian Law & Gaming Practice Group Chair Mike McBride and associate Greg Buzzard discuss the importance of the change in composition to the Supreme Court between McGirt and Castro-Huerta, including the court’s decision to apply the Bracker balancing test for the first time in a criminal law case. They also examine the potential impact of the decision on states with considerably different Tribal jurisdictions and demographics to those in Oklahoma.
November 2, 2022
Prioritizing Functionality: New Office Space Promotes Connectivity and Comfort
Crowe & Dunlevy’s Tulsa office recently relocated to 222 North Detroit, becoming the first tenant to occupy space in the new building in downtown Tulsa’s Greenwood District. Real Estate Practice Group co-chair Malcolm E. Rosser IV joins Briefly Legal to discuss the more than 34,000 square feet of office space that prioritizes functionality, technology and efficiency while also promoting connectivity and comfort. Mac discusses moving away from the traditional heavy allocation of square footage to individual offices and toward work café and other connection spaces facilitating collaboration and interaction among its team and visitors—a new concept for large law firms, and food for thought for business people in this new era when traditional brick-and-mortar is learning to adapt to post-pandemic expectations from the workforce.
About Malcolm E. Rosser IV
October 10, 2022
Highway to the Dress Code Danger Zone: NLRB Makes Precedent-Altering Decision
In a recent decision regarding the dress code at a Tesla manufacturing plant, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found that a dress code or uniform policy that even implicitly limits employees’ ability to wear clothing that supports a union, unionization, or any collective action related to the terms and conditions of employment violates the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Along with Briefly Legal host Adam Childers, Labor & Employment Practice Group member Michael W. Bowling discusses how the rule will be applied moving forward, exceptions to the rule in special circumstances, and why employers should consider updating their dress code policies. Adam and Michael also preview the upcoming annual Labor & Employment Seminars in Oklahoma City on October 13 and in Tulsa on October 25.
About Michael W. Bowling
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