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Below are attorney articles published within the last year. For a complete list of all published articles, please click here.

Practice Groups

Appellate Practice

Interlocutory Orders Appealable by Right
Oklahoma Bar Journal - Vol. 84, No. 27 - October 12, 2013
OAPA Appeals: Administering Success
Oklahoma Bar Journal - October 12, 2013

Aviation

The Cape Town Convention: An Evolving Process (with a Side Note on Non-Citizen Trusts)
International Comparative Legal Guide to Aviation Law - 2014

Business Transactions and Finance

New SEC rules on solicitation
The Journal Record - September 12, 2013

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Employers can pay adoption expenses for their employees
EmployerLINC - July 28, 2014
New action steps for employers and their health plans
EmployerLINC Health Plan Update - May 28, 2014
ERISA = Every Ridiculous Idea Since Adam
EmployerLINC - May 14, 2014
HHS announces new risk assessment tool for HIPAA security compliance
EmployerLINC Employee Benefits Law Alert - April 22, 2014
Post-DOMA, IRS and CMS issue further guidance regarding same-sex spouses
EmployerLINC - April 8, 2014
IRS outlines new reporting requirements for employers on health care coverage
EmployerLINC Employee Benefits Law Alert - March 10, 2014
Gavel to Gavel: Big time for benefits
The Journal Record - February 13, 2014
Administration issues new game-changing health care reform regulations
EmployerLINC Employee Benefits Law Alert - February 11, 2014
Oklahoma workplace tobacco laws revised
EmployerLINC Employment Law Update - October 16, 2013
No employer penalties for lack of exchange notice
EmployerLINC Employee Benefits Alert - September 13, 2013
IRS issues new guidance on same-sex spouses
EmployerLINC Employee Benefits Alert - September 6, 2013

Healthcare Law

Are your HIPAA ducks in a row?
The next round of OCR HIPAA audits is approaching
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Legal Update - July 9, 2014
Brace for Medicaid data mining and recoupment demands
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Alert - June 9, 2014
Government targets ‘risky business’ with free HIPAA assessment tool
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Alert - April 9, 2014
CMS authorizes contractors to deny ‘related’ claims of physicians who are not undergoing review
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Alert - March 7, 2014
New Oklahoma security law requires fingerprint-based background checks on certain healthcare employees
Staggered implementation begins March 1
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Alert - January 31, 2014
Norman Physician Hospital Organization — Factors Supporting Clinical Integration
Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter - September 19, 2013
HIPAA — Countdown to New Regulations
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Alert - August 29, 2013

Intellectual Property

For goodness sake!
Taking cause-related marketing rules to heart
McAfee & Taft tIPsheet - August 2014
Protecting your intangible assets
The Journal Record - June 19, 2014
‘Naturally’ confusing
A cautionary tale about choosing labels and advertisements that limit the risk of false advertising lawsuits
McAfee & Taft tIPsheet - June 2014
Trade secrets vs. patents
McAfee & Taft tIPsheet - April 2014
Down the rabbit hole: Alice case chases the elusive white rabbit of patent reform
McAfee & Taft tIPsheet - March 2014
Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
Patent and trademark misuse
McAfee & Taft tIPsheet - February 2014
Gavel to Gavel: It all ads up
The Journal Record - January 2, 2014
Copyright myths and legends
McAfee & Taft tIPsheet Intellectual Property Newsletter - January 2014
Legal risks on the rise for businesses that auto-dial, text
McAfee & Taft tIPsheet Intellectual Property Newsletter - November 2013
Copyright myths and legends
The Journal Record - October 17, 2013
Buying or selling a business? Handle your IP assets with care
McAfee & Taft tIPsheet Intellectual Property Newsletter - September 2013

Labor and Employment

EEOC amps up attack on background checks
EmployerLINC - August 12, 2014
Employee fired for failing to cooperate with FMLA leave approval process
EmployerLINC - August 11, 2014
Lifting restrictions weigh down employees' ADA claims
EmployerLINC - August 6, 2014
Prohibiting discrimination
The Journal Record - July 31, 2014
Amended Executive Orders expand employment discrimination prohibitions
EmployerLINC Employment Law Alert - July 31, 2014
Not a ‘team player’... or sex discrimination?
EmployerLINC - July 23, 2014
Oklahoma employer not responsible for workplace prank
EmployerLINC - July 8, 2014
Be careful how you treat employees after a complaint of harassment is made
EmployerLINC - July 3, 2014
Cursing employee denied unemployment benefits
EmployerLINC - June 30, 2014
Top court expands universe of employers affected by whistleblower protections
EmployerLINC - May 29, 2014
Employers prohibited from requiring access to social media accounts
EmployerLINC Oklahoma Law Alert - May 22, 2014
Harassment-free workplace: Potential harassers not limited to employees
EmployerLINC - May 19, 2014
Legislature clarifies ‘misconduct’ definition for denial of unemployment claims
EmployerLINC Oklahoma Law Alert - May 12, 2014
Gavel to Gavel: Failure to report costly
The Journal Record - May 8, 2014
Advances in technology require another look at telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation
EmployerLINC - May 5, 2014
Are you complying with your reporting and notification obligations for unclaimed wages?
EmployerLINC - April 15, 2014
Courteous, professional workplace policy outlawed
EmployerLINC - April 14, 2014
Passing a DOT medical exam is a ‘marginal function’ of the job?
EmployerLINC - April 10, 2014
Message to Employers: Stick to your story
EmployerLINC - March 31, 2014
Gavel to Gavel: Blurring online
The Journal Record - March 27, 2014
Has unionized college football arrived?
EmployerLINC - March 27, 2014
SCOTUS: Severance payments are taxable
EmployerLINC Employment Law Alert - March 26, 2014
Policing the workplace: Are you my supervisor?
EmployerLINC - March 25, 2014
A closer look at the expansion of overtime
EmployerLINC - March 20, 2014
NLRB continues quest to expand its authority
EmployerLINC - March 18, 2014
Employer's quick action bars racial harassment claim
EmployerLINC - March 4, 2014
Federal agency proposes clearinghouse for commercial driver drug test results
EmployerLINC - February 26, 2014
Not all offensive behavior is actionable
EmployerLINC - February 20, 2014
Social media restrictions on employers passes Oklahoma House
EmployerLINC - February 17, 2014
Vegas vacation protected by the FMLA
EmployerLINC - February 13, 2014
New workers' comp law expands scope of potential retaliation claims
EmployerLINC Oklahoma Law Alert - February 12, 2014
Don't let medical absences cloud your judgment
EmployerLINC.com - February 7, 2014
She tweeted what?!
EmployerLINC.com - February 4, 2014
Unions in college football?
EmployerLINC.com - January 29, 2014
Maintaining a religious-neutral workplace
EmployerLINC.com - January 28, 2014
Discriminatory drug testing leads to liability
Oklahoma Employment Law Letter - January 2014
Different pay for unequal jobs OK
Oklahoma Employment Law Letter - January 2014
State prohibition on same-sex marriages found unconstitutional
EmployerLINC Oklahoma Law Alert - January 16, 2014
A place to pray
EmployerLINC.com - January 14, 2014
When gossip becomes harassment
Oklahoma Employment Law Letter - January 2014
Snow, ice and blizzard tips for employers
EmployerLINC.com - January 6, 2014
2014 Resolution: Social media training for your employees
EmployerLINC.com - January 1, 2014
Past use of a false Social Security number: An employment disqualifier?
Oklahoma Employment Law Letter - January 2014
Beware the microunit: Court upholds NLRB's bargaining unit standard
Oklahoma Employment Law Letter - December 2013
Workplace bullying on the rise
The Journal Record - November 21, 2013
Court to employees: 'Speak up'
Oklahoma Employment Law Letter - November 2013
A preview of future overtime lawsuits?
Oklahoma Employment Law Letter - November 2013
Single employer doctrine raises concerns for nonunion employers
Oklahoma Employment Law Letter - October 2013
Oklahoma workplace tobacco law revisions effective November 1
Oklahoma Employment Law Letter - November 2013
Oklahoma workplace tobacco laws revised
EmployerLINC Employment Law Update - October 16, 2013
Tenth Circuit: Burden on employee to speak up about religious accommodation
EmployerLINC Employment Law Update - October 2, 2013
Employers' evolving use of background and credit checks
Oklahoma Employment Law Letter - October 2013
Employer not liable for shift leader's bad acts
Oklahoma Employment Law Letter - October 2013
FMLA leave and same-sex spouses
EmployerLINC Employment Law Update - September 4, 2013

Litigation

Brace for Medicaid data mining and recoupment demands
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Alert - June 9, 2014
Oklahoma passes new products liability statute protecting vigilant manufacturers and innocent sellers
McAfee & Taft Manufacturing Industry Alert - May 29, 2014
Concurrent ‘Alter-Ego’ Claims
Oklahoma Leads the Nation in Extending Protection to Shareholders, Officers and Directors
Oklahoma Bar Journal - Vol. 85, No. 8 - March 15, 2014
Down the rabbit hole: Alice case chases the elusive white rabbit of patent reform
McAfee & Taft tIPsheet - March 2014
The (stock) show must go on
Oklahoma Youth Expo secures court win
McAfee & Taft AgLINC - Fall 2013
OAPA Appeals: Administering Success
Oklahoma Bar Journal - October 12, 2013
Interlocutory Orders Appealable by Right
Oklahoma Bar Journal - Vol. 84, No. 27 - October 12, 2013

Real Estate

More than just a handshake
Due diligence, purchase contract required for real estate purchases
McAfee & Taft AgLINC - Fall 2013

Industry Groups

Aerospace

The Cape Town Convention: An Evolving Process (with a Side Note on Non-Citizen Trusts)
International Comparative Legal Guide to Aviation Law - 2014

Agriculture and Equine

More than just a handshake
Due diligence, purchase contract required for real estate purchases
McAfee & Taft AgLINC - Fall 2013
The (stock) show must go on
Oklahoma Youth Expo secures court win
McAfee & Taft AgLINC - Fall 2013
Syndication: A viable option for ownership of breeding stock
McAfee & Taft AgLINC - Fall 2013

Food

‘Naturally’ confusing
A cautionary tale about choosing labels and advertisements that limit the risk of false advertising lawsuits
McAfee & Taft tIPsheet - June 2014

Healthcare

Are your HIPAA ducks in a row?
The next round of OCR HIPAA audits is approaching
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Legal Update - July 9, 2014
Brace for Medicaid data mining and recoupment demands
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Alert - June 9, 2014
Government targets ‘risky business’ with free HIPAA assessment tool
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Alert - April 9, 2014
CMS authorizes contractors to deny ‘related’ claims of physicians who are not undergoing review
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Alert - March 7, 2014
New Oklahoma security law requires fingerprint-based background checks on certain healthcare employees
Staggered implementation begins March 1
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Alert - January 31, 2014
Norman Physician Hospital Organization — Factors Supporting Clinical Integration
Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter - September 19, 2013
HIPAA — Countdown to New Regulations
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Alert - August 29, 2013

Manufacturing and Logistics

Oklahoma passes new products liability statute protecting vigilant manufacturers and innocent sellers
McAfee & Taft Manufacturing Industry Alert - May 29, 2014