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Labor & Employment Practice Group member Melissa McDuffey explains the significance of observing Equal Pay Day every April and the importance for employers to monitor pay practices. Read the full Q&A in The Oklahoman. Continue reading Equal Pay Day Reminds Employers to Review, Monitor Pay Practices
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.
Indian Law & Gaming Practice Group member Alexander Sokolosky explains an ongoing case that brings into question the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act and the implications of an unconstitutional ruling. Continue reading Indian Child Welfare Act Held Unconstitutional
Mary P. Snyder, member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group, analyzes the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, a new law providing extensive medical marijuana regulatory framework. Continue reading New Law Provides Clarity on Marijuana Use in Safety Sensitive Jobs
Labor & Employment Practice Group member Lauren K. Clifton discusses changes to the application process for H-1B visas in a recent Q&A with The Oklahoman. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting H-1B petitions on April 1, 2019.… Continue reading Time Nears for H-1B Visa Registration
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
For second-straight year, firm honored for its positive impact on health of employees and patrons OKLAHOMA CITY – For the second consecutive year, Crowe & Dunlevy has achieved the designation of a Certified Healthy Business, recognizing the firm’s commitment to… Continue reading Crowe & Dunlevy Recognized as a Certified Healthy Business
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