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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

Aviation

The Cape Town Convention: An Evolving Process (with Side Notes on Selected Issues)
International Comparative Legal Guide to Aviation Law - 2015

Business Transactions and Finance

Innovation Districts
McAfee & Taft Business & Legal Update - March 2015

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Sixth Circuit decision bucks trend on same-sex marriage
EmployerLINC - November 7, 2014
Group health plans for same-sex spouses: Equal treatment required or not?
EmployerLINC - November 4, 2014
What the legalization of same-sex marriage means for Oklahoma employers
EmployerLINC Employee Benefits Law Alert - October 10, 2014
Time to get serious about the Affordable Care Act's employer reporting requirements
EmployerLINC - September 26, 2014
Why you should care about the Affordable Care Act
Campuses explore what steps to take after healthcare legislation passes
Talking Stick - September/October 2014
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

Healthcare Law

What Oklahoma's amended Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act means for prescribing medical providers
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Legal Alert - April 7, 2015
Hospital-Physician Alignment
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Legal Update - March 2015
New state law mandates education about end-of-life treatment
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Legal Update - January 19, 2015
Challenges Physicians Can Expect in 2015
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Legal Update - January 8, 2015
Who does your malpractice attorney represent?
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Legal Update - December 30, 2014
Oklahoma Legislature significantly expands peer review privilege
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Legal Update - December 2014
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

Intellectual Property

New procedures available for invalidating patents before the USPTO
McAfee & Taft tIPSheet Alert - April 2, 2015
New ‘.bank’ domain available in mid-2015
McAfee & Taft tIPsheet - March 2015
The spy who came in from the kitchen...
EmployerLINC - February 4, 2015
Product labeling requirements aren't all black and white
McAfee & Taft tIPsheet - January 2015
Browsewrap or Clickwrap: Choose wisely
McAfee & Taft tIPsheet - December 2014
Demand rising for alternative fees in intellectual property matters
McAfee & Taft tIPsheet - November 2014
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

Labor and Employment

Justice Department sues university in Oklahoma on behalf of transgender professor
EmployerLINC - April 8, 2015
President vetoes resolution to block new NLRB election rules
EmployerLINC - April 6, 2015
NLRB rules employee's vulgar, unprofessional social media post is protected concerted activity
EmployerLINC - April 3, 2015
Disabilities that pose a ‘direct threat’ in the workplace
EmployerLINC - April 1, 2015
‘More’ does not equal ‘different’ when job duties are comparable under the Equal Pay Act
EmployerLINC - March 20, 2015
Not following instructions will still get you fired, even when you engage in protected activity
EmployerLINC - March 17, 2015
U.S. Senate blocks NLRB's ambush election' rule; resolution now goes to House
EmployerLINC - March 6, 2015
OFCCP proposes updated regulations on discrimination on the basis of sex
EmployerLINC - March 2, 2015
More FMLA rights for same-sex couples
EmployerLINC Employment Law Alert - February 24, 2015
Texas court rules disabled employees must ask for accommodations
EmployerLINC - February 17, 2015
The spy who came in from the kitchen...
EmployerLINC - February 4, 2015
Employee investigation tips
EmployerLINC - January 21, 2015
The need for actual medical evidence in disability cases
EmployerLINC - January 5, 2015
Secret Connections: LinkedIn contacts may be a trade secret
EmployerLINC - December 29, 2014
NLRB ruling on ambush' elections poses real threat to non-unionized workplaces
EmployerLINC Law Alert - December 18, 2014
Gavel to Gavel: What's in store for employers?
The Journal Record - December 11, 2014
Despite settlement, EEOC continues and expands discrimination investigation
EmployerLINC - November 24, 2014
Asking about religion accommodations
EmployerLINC - November 19, 2014
Care for parent leads to firing
EmployerLINC - November 11, 2014
Sixth Circuit decision bucks trend on same-sex marriage
EmployerLINC - November 7, 2014
Group health plans for same-sex spouses: Equal treatment required or not?
EmployerLINC - November 4, 2014
Ebola answers for employers
EmployerLINC - November 3, 2014
Questioning employees about prescription drugs that could affect performance and safety
EmployerLINC - October 30, 2014
Gavel to Gavel: A tiger by the tail
The Journal Record - October 23, 2014
Five tips on preventing workplace violence
EmployerLINC - October 15, 2014
New OSHA injury and illness reporting requirements
EmployerLINC - October 3, 2014
EEOC: Trolling for plaintiffs
EmployerLINC - September 29, 2014
Court rules interactive process should have been triggered by a couple of stray comments
EmployerLINC - September 22, 2014
When is a company considered the employer of another company's employees?
EmployerLINC - September 12, 2014
Gavel to Gavel: Helpful to employers
The Journal Record - September 11, 2014
Prescription drug addiction: Medical review officers can help eliminate disability discrimination claim
EmployerLINC - September 5, 2014
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

Litigation

Gavel to Gavel: Rulings could limit jurisdiction
The Journal Record - March 19, 2015
Oklahoma passes new products liability statute protecting vigilant manufacturers and innocent sellers
McAfee & Taft Manufacturing Industry Alert - May 29, 2014

Industry Groups

Aerospace

The Cape Town Convention: An Evolving Process (with Side Notes on Selected Issues)
International Comparative Legal Guide to Aviation Law - 2015

Agriculture and Equine

Oklahoma law encourages livestock shows
McAfee & Taft AgLINC - Spring 2015
McAfee & Taft continues the fight for American farmers' right to the 2014 Farm Bill's APH Adjustment Option
McAfee & Taft AgLINC - Spring 2015
AQHA victorious in appeal of cloned horses' lawsuit
McAfee & Taft AgLINC - Spring 2015
McAfee & Taft takes the lead in protecting American farmers' right to 2014 Farm Bill's APH Adjustment Option
McAfee & Taft AgLINC Ag Industry Alert - September 9, 2014

Biotech

Innovation Districts
McAfee & Taft Business & Legal Update - March 2015

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

What Oklahoma's amended Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act means for prescribing medical providers
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Legal Alert - April 7, 2015
Hospital-Physician Alignment
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Legal Update - March 2015
New state law mandates education about end-of-life treatment
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Legal Update - January 19, 2015
Who does your malpractice attorney represent?
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Legal Update - December 30, 2014
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

Manufacturing and Logistics

Gavel to Gavel: Rulings could limit jurisdiction
The Journal Record - March 19, 2015
Oklahoma passes new products liability statute protecting vigilant manufacturers and innocent sellers
McAfee & Taft Manufacturing Industry Alert - May 29, 2014