McAfee & Taft to Sponsor ’70’s-Themed Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits Seminar

October 17, 2005

“An Employer’s Guide to Stayin’ Alive” is the theme of this fall’s labor & employment and employee benefits seminar sponsored by McAfee & Taft, the state’s largest law firm.  The half-day seminar and legal update will be held on Thursday, October 27th, from 8am to noon at the Cox Convention Center.

The ‘70s-themed seminar is geared toward human resources professionals and business owners and will feature such topics as “Who Are You?:  Using applications, background checks and applicant testing,” “Mama Told Me (Not to Come) … to Work:  Analysis and interplay of the ADA, FMLA and workers’ compensation laws,” “Up Around the Bend: What’s new with welfare plans and how to avoid future mistakes,” and “That’ll Be the Day: The workers’ compensation laws may be new, but are they improved?”

Attorneys from the firm’s labor and employment, employee benefits and litigation practice groups will make presentations on nine different topics, and attendees will have their choice of attending three different breakout sessions.  In addition, Karl Janke with the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission will be a featured guest speaker for a presentation entitled “I Will Survive:  Tips for successfully opposing unemployment compensation claims.”

The half-day program has been approved for 3.0 recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resources Certification Institute.  Although there is no cost to attend, attendees need to register in advance by calling McAfee & Taft at (405) 552-2379 or registering online at

Earlier this year, the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranked McAfee & Taft first among Oklahoma law firms in the area of Labor & Employment.  The firm also topped the Chambers rankings in the areas of corporate / mergers & acquisitions law, general commercial litigation and real estate law.

McAfee & Taft serves clients throughout the Southwest and nationally in the areas of aviation, business law, corporate and securities, employee benefits, entertainment, environmental law, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, oil and gas, real estate, and tax and family wealth.  The firm employs over 200 Oklahomans, including more than 115 attorneys.