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New legislation that will alter the language relating to employment protections for medical marijuana license holders and dispensaries will be heard on the first day of the 2020 Oklahoma legislative session. Adam W. Childers, co-chair of the firm’s Labor &… Continue reading Bill Calls for Changes to Medical Marijuana Law
There are several legal steps that nonprofit organizations must take before properly operating as a charity. Nonprofit/Charitable Foundations Practice Group Chair Matthew B. Hickey discusses his role in assisting charitable entities structure their business plans to ensure growth. Continue reading Attorney Specializes in Solutions, Assistance for Charitable, Nonprofit Entities
Employers in Oklahoma are certain to encounter applicants with criminal records due to the state’s history of strict crime policies. Michael W. Bowling, a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, discusses why employers should consider how they… Continue reading Should Oklahoma Employers Hire Felons?
State and federal law prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. Labor & Employment Practice Group member Tanya S. Bryant discusses the policies businesses should provide to accommodate pregnant employees and ensure compliance with various laws that may impact… Continue reading Pregnancy Policies Protect Employers, Employees
The deadline for selecting healthcare coverage is approaching. Kevin D. Gordon, a member of the firm's Healthcare and Insurance Practice Groups, discusses the insurance policies available during the open enrollment period and the legal limitations that could arise in such a highly regulated industry. Continue reading Time is Now to Make 2020 Health Insurance Selections
On November 4, 2019, Oklahoma experienced the largest single-day commutation in U.S. history. A total of 527 people saw their sentences for low-level drug and nonviolent offenses reduced. This day marked the first fruits of concerted efforts to reduce Oklahoma’s… Continue reading Considering Applicants’ Criminal Backgrounds in Hiring Decisions
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army recently released a final rule repealing the 2015 Clean Water Rule. Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Practice Group member Erin Potter Sullenger explains the primary reasons for the repeal… Continue reading Gavel to Gavel: Clean Water Rule Repeal Impacts WOTUS
While sexual harassment and its negative impacts in the workplace are nothing new (and are, in fact, as old as time), cultural attention to this issue has increased with the rise of #MeToo and near continuous media coverage of sexual… Continue reading Is Your Anti-Harassment Program Effective?
Micah L. Adkison, a member of the firm's Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Practice Group recently discussed how his service in the U.S. Marines has played an important role in his legal career. Continue reading Military Experiences Help Guide Local Attorneys in Legal Profession
Allen L. Hutson was recently named to the Top 20 Under 40 list by The Edmond Sun and The Business Times of Edmond. A member of the Labor & Employment and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups, Allen is a valuable… Continue reading Allen L. Hutson Honored as Top 20 Under 40 in Edmond, Okla.