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Ever since Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation statute underwent a major overhaul in February 2014 and changed from a court-based system to an administrative commission-based system, the question of how workers’ compensation retaliatory discharge claims would be handled has been a moving… Continue reading Oklahoma Employers Win on Who Administers Retaliation Claims…For Now
Private employers that have more than 100 employees are subject to yearly EEO-1 reporting. [Note: There are other less common instances in which an employer may be covered by EEO-1 reporting requirements that are not discussed in this advisory. If… Continue reading EEO-1 Reporting: The Lingering Effects of the Obama Administration
The U.S. House of Representatives will consider a bill to give cannabis-related businesses access to banking and other financial services. The Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act, or SAFE Banking Act, was passed out of the House Financial Services Committee… Continue reading House of Representatives to Consider Cannabis Banking Bill
Last week we sent you an advisory about the Unity Bill becoming law after House Bill 2612 was signed by Governor Stitt on March 14. This new law provides additional regulatory controls over the medical marijuana industry, and most notably for Oklahoma employers, it contains an exception for positions with safety-sensitive job duties. Continue reading When Do the “Safety-Sensitive” Changes to Medical Marijuana Take Effect? Well, it Depends.
Employers with workers in safety-sensitive positions may rest easier with the passage of the Unity Bill relating to medical marijuana, which was signed into law by Oklahoma Governor Stitt on March 14, 2019. Continue reading New Law Provides Needed Clarity for Employers Regarding Medical Marijuana and Safety-Sensitive Positions
On February 27, 2019, Governor Stitt signed into law a bill that will permit persons 21 and older to carry a firearm without a license, subject to the certain requirements, effective November 1, 2019. In light of this new development,… Continue reading Firearms on Hospital Property
Yesterday the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its proposal to boost the minimum salary level for exempt employees to $679 per week or the equivalent of $35,308 per year. Continue reading U.S. Department of Labor Proposes a New Standard Salary Level
The time is now to start the process for filing new H-1B applications for workers who you hope to move to H-1B status. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B quota-subject filings on April 1, 2019, so employers should start preparing these petitions right away. Continue reading Time to Prepare for the H-1B Visa Registration
Increased public and media exposure regarding sexual harassment, fueled in part by the #MeToo movement, has translated into the increased filing of claims, charges of discrimination and lawsuits alleging sexual harassment in the workplace. Continue reading Not #YouToo: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Mary P. Snyder, a member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group, explains why employers need to regularly update their background check disclosures. Continue reading Employers Need to Update Background Check Disclosures to Comply with Credit Freeze Law