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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
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