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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) has announced its H-1B visa lottery for Fiscal Year 2025. This year, the lottery will open on Wednesday March 6, 2024, at noon Eastern, and it will end on Friday, March 22,… Continue reading The H-1B Visa Lottery: You Must Play to Win
Service animals should be approached and considered like any other reasonable accommodation, using the same means of discussion: the interactive process. In a recent vlog for the Employment Law Alliance, Labor & Employment Practice Group member Katie Campbell discusses the… Continue reading Employment Matters Vlog: Service Animals in the Workplace
Last week, Michael W. Bowling shared a primer on the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the interactive process employers are expected to engage in with all employees who request an accommodation for a disability. As described in that advisory,… Continue reading Service Animals in the Workplace
Indian Law & Gaming Practice Group Chair Mike McBride recently authored an article for Human Rights Magazine, a publication from the American Bar Association’s Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice. His article, “Reconciling Osage Betrayal: Killers of the Flower… Continue reading Reconciling Osage Betrayal: Killers of the Flower Moon
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to determine whether the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) overrides state abortion bans when a pregnant woman presents to an emergency department. Federal courts had reached conflicting decisions. The Biden administration takes… Continue reading Gavel to Gavel: SCOTUS to Consider Abortion Access in Emergencies
Oklahoma recently has implemented new rules regarding alien ownership of real property that will affect every closing within the state. Effective Nov. 1, 2023, no alien or non-U.S. citizen may acquire title, whether directly or via beneficial interest, to any… Continue reading Gavel to Gavel: New Law on Foreign Land Ownership in Effect
The U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s latest announcement of its National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives for 2024-2027 adds addressing exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as a new regulatory priority. PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” are a broad class… Continue reading EPA Regulations – PFAS as Far as the Eye Can See
New U.S. Supreme Court terms begin each year on the first Monday in October. Justices will hear and decide on a number of cases this year, touching on a variety of issues. One poses the possibility of an update to… Continue reading Gavel to Gavel: In New U.S. Supreme Court Term, Should Employers Be Scared?
In September, the Oklahoma Supreme Court issued the latest in a series of decisions analyzing “dram shop” liability. In Murrow v. Penney, the court declined to extend such liability to a defendant that neither served nor overserved alcohol to someone… Continue reading Oklahoma Supreme Court Strengthens Position on “Dram Shop” Liability
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released its Strategic Enforcement Plan for Fiscal Years 2024-2028. The SEP outlines the EEOC’s specific subject matter priorities for preventing workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation. The SEP was a collaborative and bipartisan effort… Continue reading EEOC Provides Forecast of Priorities