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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
As most Oklahoma employers know, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA) is in full force and effect and will begin impacting employers in the near future. As a result, now is the time for employers to review employee handbooks to ensure the handbooks comply with OMMA and other state and federal laws. Continue reading Make Sure Your Drug and Alcohol Policy Isn’t Up in Smoke
Effective August 1, 2018, the FAA has updated and revised the AC Form 8050-1 Aircraft Registration Application. Learn more about the changes to the form. Continue reading FAA Implements Revised AC Form 8050-1—Aircraft Registration Application
On June 26, Oklahoma voters by a large margin approved State Question 788, making medical marijuana legal in the Sooner State. Beginning July 26, Oklahoma residents will have the right to apply for a license permitting them to use marijuana… Continue reading Medical Marijuana is Here: Did Your Workplace Policies Just Go Up in Smoke?
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) this month handed employers a win that should mean fewer challenges to employee handbook rules under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In a memorandum issued June 6, General Counsel Peter B. Robb essentially… Continue reading NLRB Eases Restrictions on Handbook Rules
On June 26, 2018, the citizens of Oklahoma will head to the ballot box to exercise their civic duty and vote in the primary elections. Also on the ballot that day will be State Question 788, which seeks to legalize the… Continue reading Thoughts on Oklahoma State Question 788 and Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
Congress recently passed the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act), which clarifies the ability of law enforcement to reach data stored overseas. Since 1986, the U.S. government has been able to access data stored within the United… Continue reading Recent Legislation Clarifies the Government’s Ability to Reach Data Stored Overseas
In a long-awaited decision issued on May 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court found that arbitration agreements that require employees to arbitrate their claims on an individualized basis (i.e., contain a class action waiver restricting employees from pursuing class… Continue reading Why Employers May Want Arbitration Agreements with Employees