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Crowe & Dunlevy attorney LeAnne Burnett has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). Continue reading Burnett Appointed as Litigation Counsel of America Fellow
Employers hoping for clarification from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on whether workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will have to wait a bit longer. On March… Continue reading U.S. DOL Wage & Hour Division Questions, Proposes to Withdraw Final Rule for Classifying Workers
A. Raylee Starnes joins firm as an associate OKLAHOMA CITY – A. Raylee Starnes has joined Crowe & Dunlevy’s Dallas office as an associate attorney. Starnes is a member of the Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights, Labor & Employment and Litigation… Continue reading Attorney Added to Crowe & Dunlevy Dallas Office
Congress recently passed H.R. 1319, the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021,” which is projected to increase the deficit by $1.9 trillion over the next decade. In a $1.9 trillion spending bill where $160 billion goes to COVID-19 vaccination and… Continue reading $1.9 Trillion! What’s in it for Me?
The debate over whether or not mask mandates are infringing upon an individuals liberties continues to be an issue. Labor & Employment Practice Group member Madalene A. B. Witterholt discusses a state’s right to mandate rules to govern public health… Continue reading Business Viewpoint: To Mask or Not to Mask; 2 Camps in Tulsa, U.S., But What’s the Law Say?
This year alone, Oklahoma legislators have introduced several measures aimed at derailing the ballot initiative process. Initiative Petition Practice Group Co-chair Melanie Wilson Rughani discusses the lessons learned from past citizen-proposed initiative petitions and the local legislative response. Continue reading State Legislators Hostile Toward Voter Initiatives
Many professions in Oklahoma require a license or certification that is governed by a state agency with authority to create requirements for approving and revoking license applications. Administrative & Regulatory Practice Group member Aimee Majoue discusses the wide range of… Continue reading State Agencies as Gatekeepers to Employment
A force majeure clause (FMC) is commonly found in commercial lease agreements. Its name being translated from French as “superior force,” this clause is intended to excuse delays in performance due to unforeseen circumstances. In practice, at least until recently,… Continue reading Gavel to Gavel: Force Majeure Clauses in Post-Pandemic Leases
As part of its commitment to enhance diversity within the legal profession, Crowe & Dunlevy has added an externship component to the firm’s Diversity Scholars Program. Continue reading Crowe & Dunlevy Expands Diversity Scholars Program
On Dec. 27, 2020, Congress signed into law new legislation addressing surprise medical bills, titled the No Surprises Act. According to House and Senate committee leaders, this bipartisan and bicameral legislation will “protect patients from surprise medical bills and promote… Continue reading New Surprise Billing Restrictions – A Victory for Patients