Paige Hoster Good


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Paige Hoster Good is a trial attorney who represents employers in all phases of labor and employment law, including litigation before state and federal courts, regulatory and administrative agencies, and arbitration panels. In addition to defending lawsuits filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act, she also represents clients by defending charges of discrimination investigated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other state agencies.

Paige’s counseling practice encompasses a broad range of employment-related issues, including training employees, managers and supervisors on best practices and anti-discrimination; preventing wrongful discharge claims; implementing anti-discrimination, anti-harassment and anti-retaliation policies and practices; conducting workplace investigations into allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and misconduct; drafting and auditing employment, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements; advising clients on Form I-9 employment authorization compliance; defending state wage and hour claims; drug and alcohol testing; employee handbook and policy development; advising on hiring, discipline, and termination decisions; as well as litigation avoidance and compliance with other federal and state laws. Her career experience includes advising institutions of higher education and other covered employers on compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a body of law that prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.  She also advises employers on drafting and enforcing confidentiality, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements and has represented clients in trade secret litigation and related common law claims for misappropriation of confidential information.

Paige is a frequent speaker on issues affecting the workplace and has been a contributing author to numerous business and professional publications, including The Oklahoman, Oklahoma Employment Law Letter,, and EmployerLINC, a legal blog dedicated to employers and workplace issues.

A portion of her practice is devoted to general civil and business litigation.

Paige’s achievements have earned her inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (labor and employment law – management; labor and employment litigation) and Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys.

While pursuing her law degree, she served as a legal extern for the Honorable Michael Tupper of the District Court of Cleveland County, worked as a legal intern for the Oklahoma Attorney General Office’s Victims Services and Criminal Appeals Units, and served as Chief Counsel of the OU Legal Clinic.

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Experience, Honors, & Awards

Representative Experience


  • Successfully defended oil and gas company against Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims for overtime in arbitration.
  • Obtained dismissal of federal claims for race discrimination and harassment brought by a former employee against a construction company.
  • Obtained default judgment against former employee and his new company for violations of non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreement.
  • Obtained dismissal of federal claims for retaliation and gender, race and national origin discrimination, as well as a state claim for wrongful discharge in violation of Oklahoma public policy, brought by a medical professional against a surgery center.
  • Obtained dismissal of claims for breach of agreement, breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment and accounting brought by a former employee who claimed he had been wrongfully excluded from an ownership interest in a client’s business.
  • Obtained dismissal of federal lawsuit alleging malicious prosecution and other civil tort claims brought by a customer against a large retail store.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an oilfield production and drilling equipment distributor on claims of gender discrimination and emotional distress brought by a former employee.
  • Successfully defended global manufacturing company against grievance and wrongful termination claims brought before an arbitrator.
  • Obtained dismissal of a putative FLSA collective action case filed in the District of Kansas brought by workers alleging failure to pay overtime wages.
  • Obtained dismissal of various claims brought by former employees of a non-profit social service agency in two related gender discrimination and harassment lawsuits in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
  • Prevented a lawsuit by successfully defending an aging services non-profit organization from a charge of discrimination submitted by a former employee alleging pregnancy and gender discrimination and retaliation.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for plaintiff oil and gas optimization company in a lawsuit alleging breach of a non-competition agreement, misappropriation of confidential information, and other tortious conduct by a former employee.

Employment Counseling:

  • Advised and assisted a large oil and gas company with multi-state presence regarding the development and implementation of reductions-in-force, considerations for reducing risk, and compliance with the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA).
  • Advised and assisted laser vision center in the development and implementation of a severance program for exiting employees.
  • Counsels and assists institutions of higher education regarding Title IX investigation and compliance.
  • Counsels and advises clients regarding Department of Labor wage and hour investigations.
  • Drafts and assists clients in implementing drug testing policies, including provisions and procedures pertaining to Oklahoma’s legalization of medical marijuana and the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act.
  • Drafts and assists clients in implementing class and collective action waivers in arbitration agreements.
  • Drafts and assists clients in implementing non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements for workforce in compliance with Oklahoma and other state laws.
  • Drafts and assists clients in implementing independent contractor agreements for non-employee workforce.
  • Counsels and advises clients regarding pay practices to maintain compliance with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Audits employment policies and handbooks.
  • Advises employers on compliance with USCIS Form I-9 employment verification procedures when onboarding new employees.
  • Conducts confidential investigations into allegations of workplace misconduct and harassment on behalf of employers.
  • Counsels and assists start-ups with employment law compliance across various jurisdictions.


Honors and Awards

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (labor and employment law – management; labor and employment litigation)
  • Named to Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s up-and-coming attorneys

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association (Former Chair, Labor & Employment Section; Member, Young Lawyers Division)
  • Federal Bar Association, Oklahoma City Chapter (Mentor in Mentorship Program)
  • Luther Bohanon American Inn of Court

Civic Involvement and Leadership

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law Young Alumni Board (Chair)
  • Oklahoma Women’s Coalition (Former Member, Board of Directors)

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At The Podium

Do or Do Not, There is No Try: Getting the FLSA Right

EmployerLINC23: HR in Reel Life
Oklahoma City, OK | March 23, 2023

Ask the Experts: Labor & Employment Panel

Oklahoma City, OK | March 22, 2022

The Continuing and Lingering Impact of COVID-19 in the Workplace

2021 Corporate Counsel Seminar
Oklahoma City, OK | December 2, 2021

Under control: Managing FMLA leave

McAfee & Taft Webinar Series
July 24, 2019

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Updates on the #MeToo Movement”

Oklahoma Office of Civil Rights Enforcement’s 2019 Employment Law Conference
Oklahoma City, OK | April 24, 2019

Tomorrow Never Dies: New developments in employment law

Oklahoma City, OK | April 3, 2019

OBA 2018 Labor and Employment Law Update

OBA 2018 Labor and Employment Law Update
Oklahoma City, OK | September 20, 2018

Can You Keep a Secret? Employer remedies under the Defend Trade Secrets Act

EmployerLINC18: Workplace Issues in the News
Tulsa, OK | March 29, 2018

Can You Keep a Secret? Employer remedies under the Defend Trade Secrets Act

EmployerLINC18: Workplace Issues in the News
Oklahoma City, OK | March 27, 2018

FLSA Update

Western Oklahoma Human Resources Association
Weatherford, Oklahoma | March 8, 2018

Branding: Be Your Own Ad Agency

Federal Bar Association’s 2018 Rising Professionals Symposium
Las Vegas, Nevada | February 2, 2018

I-9s and Immigration Enforcement

McAfee & Taft Webinar Series
Online | July 19, 2017

Bullies, Exes and Lone Shooters: Getting the drop on workplace violence

EmployerLINC17: Back to Basics
Tulsa, Oklahoma | March 23, 2017

Bullies, Exes and Lone Shooters: Getting the drop on workplace violence

EmployerLINC17: Back to Basics
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | March 22, 2017

Preparing for Radical Changes in Overtime Law

Oklahoma Travel Industry Association
Norman, OK | September 26, 2016

Punching the Clock: The New Overtime Rules

Oklahoma Restaurant Association Convention & Expo
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | August 31, 2016

FLSA Update — Preparing for the Radical Changes in Overtime Law

Central Oklahoma Human Resources Association
Shawnee, Oklahoma | May 26, 2016

Social Media in the Workplace: Potential Pitfalls

Management Training with JD Young
Tulsa, Oklahoma | September 1, 2014
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Sixth Circuit lifts stay on vax-or-test mandate for large employers

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Breaking: Federal contractor vaccine mandate on hold nationwide for now

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Legal challenges to federal vaccine mandates continue

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Healthcare industry’s full compliance now required for OSHA’s emergency temporary standards

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National paid employment leave program included in proposed American Families Plan

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Tenth Circuit rules hybrid ‘sex-plus-age’ claims permissible under Title VII

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Summer camp or summer program closures may provide child care leave under FFCRA

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Updated Title IX regs to change the way colleges respond to sexual harassment allegations

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EEOC cautions employers when considering actions affecting individuals with underlying medical conditions

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EEOC: Employers permitted to administer COVID-19 tests

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EEOC updates guidance on workplace safety, confidentiality and accommodations

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Small business exemptions from requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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DOL updates guidance for employers on implementation of FFCRA

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DOL provides required notice posters for Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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DOL releases Q&A regarding Families First Coronavirus Response Act

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Pandemic’s ‘direct threat’ classification allows employers to take extraordinary actions

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EEOC allowing employers to take temperatures during pandemic

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Across Campus: Title IX ‘pre-assault’ claims may increase liability for universities

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Because of . . . sex

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Sexual harassment claims on the rise … and so is EEOC enforcement

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

DOL publishes proposed rule on new overtime laws

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

US Supreme Court upholds arbitration agreements with class action waivers

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Employers prevail in auto service advisors FLSA exemption decision

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Confidential sexual harassment settlement payments no longer tax‑deductible

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Work schedule conflict leads to religious accommodation lawsuit

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

States take pay disparity laws a step further by banning pay history inquiries

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Rulemaking revisited: Employer input sought on new overtime regs

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Court finds ethical considerations, not same-sex relationship, determined demotion decision

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Consistency of judgment

The Journal Record |

U.S. House passes bill to substitute overtime pay with time off

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Appeals court rules diagnosed mental impairment not proven to be actual disability

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

OSHA delays enforcement of limitations on post‑accident drug testing

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

OSHA further delays enforcement of post-accident testing ban

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Faragher/Ellerth defense used to defeat Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act claim

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

EEOC issues new guidance on leave of absence and ADA accommodations

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EEOC issues new guidance on leave of absence and ADA accommodations

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Understanding Judicial Diversity Through the Native American Lens

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  • Oklahoma, 2013
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma


  • J.D., with honors, University of Oklahoma, 2013
    • Order of the Solicitors; Editor-In-Chief, American Indian Law Review; National Trial Competition Team; Phi Delta Phi
  • B.A. (Religious Studies), summa cum laude, University of Oklahoma, 2009
    • Phi Beta Kappa; Outstanding Senior Award

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Employment attorney Paige Hoster Good joins firm