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In a recent article in The Oklahoman, the firm was once again recognized for its commitment to diversity and the efforts made to prioritize promoting women to leadership roles. Continue reading A Firm Commitment: OKC Law Offices Seek to Continue Boost in Female Leadership
Real Estate Practice Group member Kari Hoffhines discusses the economic benefits available to opportunity zone investors and highlights key dates for investors to remember. Continue reading Gavel to Gavel: Deadline Approaching for Opportunity Zone Investors
Labor & Employment Practice Group attorney Madalene A.B. Witterholt explains how the recent Fifth Circuit decision makes employment-related arbitration agreements that prevent collective actions more feasible. Continue reading Court Decision Affects Employers with Arbitration Programs
Adam W. Childers, co-chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group discusses the regulatory controls over the Unity Bill and explains how a constitutional challenge may delay the effective date of the new law. Continue reading “Safety-sensitive” Medical Marijuana Changes may be Delayed
On February 27, 2019, Oklahoma 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 a recent Q&A in… Continue reading Law Prohibits Guns in Hospitals Owned by Government Subsidiaries
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
Tara A. LaClair, co-chair of the firm's Securities Litigation, Enforcement & Compliance Practice Group explains the variety of risks associated with different types of investment accounts and what must be considered when making investment decisions. Continue reading Do You Know Your Risks Associated with Your Investment Account?
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.