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McAfee & Taft’s Labor and Employment Group is one of the largest of its kind in the region and represents management exclusively in all areas of labor and employment law. Our attorneys also work closely with the firm’s highly regarded Employee Benefits (ERISA) and Executive Compensation Group on related compensation and benefits issues, providing employers with the full spectrum of legal counseling on issues affecting the workplace.

In the most recent edition of the legal industry’s highly regarded Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, researchers once again gave McAfee & Taft top marks in the area of labor and employment law and singled out eight individual attorneys — the most of any Oklahoma firm — for inclusion in the guide.

As leaders in the field of labor and employment law, McAfee & Taft attorneys are perhaps best known for reaching out to employers and equipping them with timely legal information, news, resources, insight and analysis through our EmployerLINC law blog, complimentary webinars and seminars, and monthly contributions to the Oklahoma Employment Law Letter. Our attorneys are also the exclusive editors for the Oklahoma sections of the annual guidebook for employers and human resources professionals, 50 Employment Laws in 50 States.

Leaders in creating legal solutions for employers

While a majority of our clients are concentrated in the Oklahoma and surrounding states, we also represent a number of clients on a national level. The practice group’s widely recognized expertise, combined with the relatively low business costs in Oklahoma, makes McAfee & Taft the easy choice for regional and national representation in labor and employment matters. In recent years, our attorneys have been lead counsel in significant employment litigation in Texas, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kansas, Colorado, Arizona, California and Washington.

Our diverse clientele includes organizations of all types and sizes, including Fortune 500 companies, publicly owned and privately held businesses, self-employed individuals, family-owned businesses, professional employer organizations, Indian tribes and their affliates, minority-owned businesses, municipalities, public and private educational organizations, and religious and charitable organizations. Such diversity has provided us with the depth of experience and skills needed to recognized and address virtually every kind of legal concern in the marketplace.

Individually, our labor and employment attorneys are perennially listed in leading industry publications, including Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, and Oklahoma Super Lawyers.

Our group also includes nationally recognized speakers who routinely address both attorney conferences and management seminars. For example, our attorneys have addressed audiences on the defense of disability discrimination claims, prevention of violence in the workplace, reductions in force, electronic records retention, Family and Medical Leave Act, and medical marijuana in the workplace. Our lawyers also collaboratively authored a treatise on age discrimination in the workplace published by the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation.

In addition to writing for our EmployerLINC law bog, Oklahoma Employment Law Letter and 50 Employment Laws in 50 States, our attorneys’ writing credits include white papers and scholarly articles for industry journals, SHRM and employment-focused periodicals, law reviews and other professional publications.

Because of the Labor and Employment Group’s outstanding reputation in the field of employment law, McAfee & Taft was selected as the exclusive member firm representing Oklahoma in the Employers Counsel Network, a nationwide affiliation of leading law firms providing legal assistance and representation to employers regarding a wide variety of workplace issues and disputes.

Our straightforward approach to problem-solving gets results

The Labor and Employment Group has a straightforward approach to problem solving. The first goal is to avoid disputes and litigation through preventive practices, which includes knowing the client’s business, and ongoing consultation between practice group members and client representatives. We understand that the best way to avoid legal problems is to educate the right personnel within the client’s operation on a continuing basis. As a result, many of our attorneys have become day-to-day legal and business advisors for firm clients.

Active involvement with clients enables our attorneys to forecast potential problems and help prevent them from happening. It also allows us to assist clients in crafting efficient, long-range human resource plans. This approach to the practice of law results in actual savings in clients’ legal costs. It also results in long-term professional relationships, many of which are measured by decades rather than mere months or years.

The Labor and Employment Group also provides complimentary client seminars and client updates on new developments, as well as fixed-fee on-site training which provides clients with affordable educational and compliance measures.

In the event of an employment-related dispute or litigation, Labor and Employment Group members are experienced at negotiating with individuals, private companies and government agencies. Our attorneys are also skilled litigators in state and federal courts and before governmental agencies. McAfee & Taft’s approach to litigation is practical and efficient. In short, the paramount goal is to successfully resolve cases as quickly and inexpensively as possible. This often is achieved by aggressive motion practice or by forcing favorable settlement terms before legal costs mount. If a case is to be tried, however, McAfee & Taft has a well-deserved reputation in the courts and with the plaintiffs’ bar for thorough preparation and outstanding litigation skills.

The list of areas of labor and employment law include:

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Elizabeth Bowersox
Associate
(405) 270-6019
Courtney Bru
Shareholder
(918) 574-3052
Philip R. Bruce
Associate
(405) 552-2390
Nick Coffey
Associate
(405) 552-2279
Todd Court
Shareholder
(405) 552-2330
Jacob S. Crawford
Associate
(918) 574-3014
Jessica L. Dickerson
Associate
(918) 574-3086
Roberta B. Fields
Shareholder
(405) 552-2366
Paige Hoster Good
Associate
(405) 552-2340
Harrison M. Kosmider
Associate
(918) 574-3038
Michael F. Lauderdale
Shareholder, Managing Director
(405) 552-2257
Russell C. Lissuzzo III
Associate
(405) 270-6084
Samanthia Sierakowski Marshall
Of Counsel
(918) 574-3009
Cole McLanahan
Associate
(405) 270-6066
Kathy R. Neal
Attorney
(918) 574-3020
Charles S. Plumb
Shareholder
(918) 574-3003
Anna C. Proctor
Associate
(918) 574-3053
Tony G. Puckett
Shareholder
(405) 552-2251
Jennifer B. Puckett
Associate
(405) 270-6069
Natalie K. Ramsey
Shareholder
(405) 552-2325
Paul A. Ross
Shareholder, Practice Group Leader
(405) 552-2383
Kristin M. Simpsen
Shareholder
(405) 552-2395
Joshua W. Solberg
Shareholder
(405) 552-2246
Mark D. Spencer
Shareholder
(405) 552-2368
Curtis J. Thomas
Shareholder
(405) 552-2351
W. Kirk Turner
Shareholder
(918) 574-3008
Nathan L. Whatley
Shareholder
(405) 552-2365
Elizabeth Scott Wood
Of Counsel
(405) 552-2270
Harold C. Zuckerman
Shareholder
(918) 574-3064

Paralegals

Elisabeth R. Griswold
Certified Paralegal
(405) 228-7608
Susan M. Holland
Professional Paralegal
(918) 574-3006
Aja B. Jones
Paralegal
(918) 574-3069
Allison McCombs
Paralegal
(405) 552-2359
Cynthia McHale
Paralegal
(405) 552-2388
Lacey McPherson
Advanced Certified Paralegal
(918) 574-3093
Margie Tanner
Paralegal
(918) 574-3094
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Articles

Greater enforcement employment laws

On The Horizon: Greater enforcement of employment laws

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Drug testing and safety rules

Drug testing and safety rules clarified

The Journal Record |

Employers must still use caution when using independent contractors

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

What exactly is ‘de minimis’? How to address off-the-clock work in light of modern technologies

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Immediate action required for all employers using background checks

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Appeals court rules contractual jury trial waiver unenforceable

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NLRB memo offers clarity, good news for employer‑issued policies

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Employers: Use caution when dealing with prescription drug users

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

The dangers of ‘100% healed’ and ‘no restrictions’ policies

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An employer’s duty to initiate the ‘interactive process’ without a request for accommodation from the employee

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Court: Disabled or not, worker must be able to perform essential job functions

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Next steps for Oklahoma employers as medical marijuana initiative passes

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Religious accommodation need not be employee’s preferred accommodation

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Is your company’s website compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act?

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Remarks and inconsistent stories fuel pregnancy discrimination claim

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

US Supreme Court upholds arbitration agreements with class action waivers

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Biometric privacy laws pose new challenges, risks for employers

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

New meaning to the Equal Pay Act’s promise of pay equity

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

‘Highly compensated exemption’ not as simple as it sounds

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Minimizing liability for overpayment, underpayment of wages

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

DOL issues guidance on breaks, travel time, and earnings subject to garnishments

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

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 |

ERISA Plans: Part-time employee entitled to disability benefits

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Oklahoma transgender employee seeks reinstatement

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Resolution of wage violations not necessarily assured under PAID pilot program

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Sixth Circuit rules Title VII outweighs religious defense in case of transgender employee

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Appeals court continues narrow interpretation of Oklahoma’s non‑solicitation statute

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

With yet another court ruling sexual orientation discrimination unlawful, Supreme Court expected to weigh in

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Labor Board goes back to the future

The Journal Record |

Court rules employee’s behavior justified mental health exam

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Firefighter loses lawsuit over confidentiality provisions of ADA

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Valuable free OSHA resource available for Oklahoma employers

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Work schedule conflict leads to religious accommodation lawsuit

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Digital discrimination: Targeted ads don’t reach all potential applicants

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

DOL rescinds prior guidance on interns, adopts primary beneficiary test

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

NLRB reverses course on joint employers and employee handbooks

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

SCOTUS declines to determine whether Title VII covers sexual orientation

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Time for employers to up their game for preventing workplace harassment

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Avoiding legal hangovers

The Journal Record |

Court rules employee’s termination not in retaliation for repeated complaints

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Oklahoma jury awards transgender employee $1.165 million

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

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

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Retaliation 101

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

EEOC alleges medical exams and questionnaires violate ADA, GINA

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Seventh Circuit case demonstrates value of good time reporting procedures

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Vague, open-ended medical leave denied

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Rulemaking revisited: Employer input sought on new overtime regs

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

New Form I-9 available

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Employers’ right to keep employee tips

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

DOL back at it: FLSA ‘white collar’ exemption

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Medical exam results and tasks actually performed

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

DOL brings back an old favorite, seeks input on overtime changes

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Best practices for employers under the EEOC’s new strategic enforcement plan

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Department of Labor withdraws joint employer guidance

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

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

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Consistency of judgment

The Journal Record |

Best practices for Oklahoma employers when inquiring about criminal histories

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Are questions about a job applicant’s salary history fair game or off limits?

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

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 |

Recruiting for youthful workforce leads to age discrimination lawsuits

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Employer liable for off-duty murder?

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Employer successfully fights EEOC subpoena

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Court OK’s termination of diabetic employee for misconduct

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Attack on an employer’s promotion decision

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

What not to do in wage and hour investigations

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

The road ahead for employers

The Journal Record |

Court rules employer not able to accommodate pregnant employee

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

No medical report means no accommodation

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Federal court ruling means OSHA drug testing limitations are now live

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Update |

Co-worker’s racial statements may support discrimination claim

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Texas court stops DOL effort to expand overtime

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Appeals court rules overtime pay does not include per diem amount

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

OSHA delays enforcement of limitations on post‑accident drug testing

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Are you a joint employer?

The Journal Record |

Court finds Onionhead a religion in reverse religious discrimination case

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

OSHA further delays enforcement of post-accident testing ban

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

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

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

2016 presidential election dynamics in the workplace: Free speech? ‘You’re fired’

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Employee fired while on FMLA leave: Why it was OK

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

DOL issues final rule on paid sick leave for federal contractors

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

NLRB’s new ‘joint employer’ standard threatens business interests

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Misclassification of workers just got riskier for Oklahoma employers

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Must be qualified to apply

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Are you prepared for overtime regulations?

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Lessons in dealing with an ‘equal opportunity’ harasser

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Court rules unauthorized absence justifies firing

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

OSHA overreach on workplace drug testing

The Journal Record |

OSHA prohibition on post-accident testing requires immediate action by employers

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Attack on waivers of class action claims

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Revisiting the direct threat defense under the ADA

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Tenth Circuit rules in favor of airline in discrimination case when employee’s mistake leads to his termination

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Female deputy’s different treatment poses problem for sheriff

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Summertime, and the Livin’ is… well, potentially complicated

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Employee says ‘Labor Board;’ Court says ‘Retaliation’

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Resignation triggers clock start for filing constructive discharge claims

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Preventing discrimination against Muslim and Middle Eastern employees

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Training key to compliance

The Journal Record |

DOL releases new overtime regulations

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

EEOC issues new guidance on leave of absence and ADA accommodations

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

EEOC issues bathroom guidelines for transgender employees

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: Implications for business, employers and employees

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Wrongful discharge — alive and well in Oklahoma

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Some pre- and post-shift activity not compensable

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Court sets aside portions of Oklahoma’s new workers’ comp law

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Keys to crafting an effective response to an EEOC discrimination charge

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Tenth Circuit raises the stakes in (already) costly wage and hour litigation

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

OSHA issues new whistleblower investigations manual with aggressive new standard

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC  |

No Surprise: EEOC files two sexual orientation lawsuits

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Graceful exits

McAfee & Taft tIPsheet |

EEOC now revealing employers’ information to charging parties

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Firing someone returning from leave

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Proposed EEOC rule to place new reporting burdens on employers

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

How to self-audit your I-9 forms

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Court rules informal complaint about overtime could be basis of FLSA retaliation claim

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Drones in the workplace

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Start planning now for new overtime rules expected July 2016

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Pizza franchisee jailed for wage violations

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Obama embraces ‘ban the box’ movement

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Facebook ‘like’ considered protected activity

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

The benefits of an appeal or review committee

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Combatting FMLA Abuse

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

How long do I keep applications?

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

DOL penalized for ‘bad faith’ conduct

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

What employers need to know about transgender discrimination

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Labor Board’s joint employer decision sure to cause headaches

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

EEOC takes aim at Target for discriminatory pre‑employment tests

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Oklahoma court tosses negligent training and supervision claims

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

EEOC says sexual orientation protected under Title VII

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Jury slaps AutoZone with $186 million verdict for pregnancy bias

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Arbitration policies for wage and hour claims

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Retaliation claims can sink an employer

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

DOL: Most workers are employees, not independent contractors

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

DOL proposes dramatic changes to FLSA overtime rules

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Supreme Court recognizes constitutional right to same‑sex marriage

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Wage claims by unpaid interns heat up

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Faith and consequences

The Journal Record |

Males need not apply: Restaurant chain sued for gender-specific job posting

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

U.S. Supreme Court rules against Tulsa Abercrombie & Fitch in religious discrimination lawsuit over headscarf

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

EEOC clarifies rules for wellness programs

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Justice Department sues university in Oklahoma on behalf of transgender professor

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

President vetoes resolution to block new NLRB election rules

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

NLRB rules employee’s vulgar, unprofessional social media post is protected concerted activity

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Disabilities that pose a ‘direct threat’ in the workplace

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

‘More’ does not equal ‘different’ when job duties are comparable under the Equal Pay Act

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Not following instructions will still get you fired, even when you engage in protected activity

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

U.S. Senate blocks NLRB’s ‘ambush election’ rule; resolution now goes to House

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

OFCCP proposes updated regulations on discrimination on the basis of sex

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Job descriptions continue to be critical in defending against disability claims

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

More FMLA rights for same-sex couples

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Texas court rules disabled employees must ask for accommodations

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

The spy who came in from the kitchen…

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Employee investigation tips

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

The need for actual medical evidence in disability cases

EmployerLINC |

Secret Connections: LinkedIn contacts may be a trade secret

EmployerLINC |

NLRB ruling on ‘ambush’ elections poses real threat to non-unionized workplaces

EmployerLINC Law Alert |

What’s in store for employers?

The Journal Record |

Despite settlement, EEOC continues and expands discrimination investigation

EmployerLINC |

Asking about religion accommodations

EmployerLINC |

Care for parent leads to firing

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Sixth Circuit decision bucks trend on same-sex marriage

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Group health plans for same-sex spouses: Equal treatment required or not?

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Ebola answers for employers

EmployerLINC |

Questioning employees about prescription drugs that could affect performance and safety

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

A tiger by the tail

The Journal Record |

Five tips on preventing workplace violence

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

New OSHA injury and illness reporting requirements

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

EEOC: Trolling for plaintiffs

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Court rules interactive process should have been triggered by a couple of stray comments

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

When is a company considered the employer of another company’s employees?

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Helpful to employers

The Journal Record |

Prescription drug addiction: Medical review officers can help eliminate disability discrimination claim

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

EEOC amps up attack on background checks

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Employee fired for failing to cooperate with FMLA leave approval process

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Lifting restrictions weigh down employees’ ADA claims

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Amended Executive Orders expand employment discrimination prohibitions

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Prohibiting discrimination

The Journal Record |

Not a ‘team player’… or sex discrimination?

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Oklahoma employer not responsible for workplace prank

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Be careful how you treat employees after a complaint of harassment is made

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Cursing employee denied unemployment benefits

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Top court expands universe of employers affected by whistleblower protections

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Employers prohibited from requiring access to social media accounts

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Harassment-free workplace: Potential harassers not limited to employees

EmployerLINC |

Legislature clarifies ‘misconduct’ definition for denial of unemployment claims

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Advances in technology require another look at telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Are you complying with your reporting and notification obligations for unclaimed wages?

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Courteous, professional workplace policy outlawed

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Passing a DOT medical exam is a ‘marginal function’ of the job?

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Message to Employers: Stick to your story

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Has unionized college football arrived?

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Blurring online

The Journal Record |

SCOTUS: Severance payments are taxable

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Policing the workplace: Are you my supervisor?

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

A closer look at the expansion of overtime

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

NLRB continues quest to expand its authority

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Employer’s quick action bars racial harassment claim

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Federal agency proposes clearinghouse for commercial driver drug test results

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Not all offensive behavior is actionable

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Social media restrictions on employers passes Oklahoma House

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Vegas vacation protected by the FMLA

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

New workers’ comp law expands scope of potential retaliation claims

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Don’t let medical absences cloud your judgment

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

She “tweeted” what?!

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Unions in college football?

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Maintaining a religious-neutral workplace

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Discriminatory drug testing leads to liability

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Different pay for unequal jobs OK

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

State prohibition on same-sex marriages found unconstitutional

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

A place to pray

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

When gossip becomes harassment

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Snow, ice and blizzard tips for employers

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

2014 Resolution: Social media training for your employees

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Past use of a false Social Security number: An employment disqualifier?

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Beware the microunit: Court upholds NLRB’s bargaining unit standard

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Workplace bullying on the rise

The Journal Record |

Court to employees: ‘Speak up’

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

A preview of future overtime lawsuits?

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Single employer doctrine raises concerns for nonunion employers

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Oklahoma workplace tobacco law revisions effective November 1

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Oklahoma workplace tobacco laws revised

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Tenth Circuit: Burden on employee to speak up about religious accommodation

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Update |

Employers’ evolving use of background and credit checks

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Employer not liable for shift leader’s bad acts

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

FMLA leave and same-sex spouses

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Update |

Can an employee be terminated for excessive absences?

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Employee’s text not good FMLA notice

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Can you fire someone because she’s too attractive?

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

NLRB: Employer’s policy was legal, but its notice to employees wasn’t

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

How to handle employees on medication

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Obama administration delays employer mandate until 2015

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Supreme Court rulings favor employers in retaliation, discrimination cases

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Update |

How recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings may be applied to employment-related arbitration agreements

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Update |

Same-sex marriage decision raises questions about employer-sponsored health and retirement plans

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Sometimes ‘crazy’ is a defense

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Hidden costs of interns

The Journal Record |

EEOC steps up enforcement of genetic information non-discrimination

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Supreme Court declines opportunity to resolve split in the circuits over ADA job reassignment issue

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Update |

Court rules employers who provide services to federal government employees subject to federal contracting regulations

McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Alert |

New definition of ‘misconduct’ to assist employers in challenging unemployment benefit claims

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Update |

NLRB challenges e-mail and social media policies

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Oklahoma passes law confirming enforceability of employee non-solicitation agreements

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Pro-union poster rule strikes out

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Governor signs legislation overhauling workers’ compensation system

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Discrimination and document abuse in the hiring process

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Drama, drama, drama!

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Interactive discussion should occur before employment decision

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Employees who violate federal law are awarded damages

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Employee on leave fired for moonlighting

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

New I-9 form means good time to review your hiring process

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Update |

Keys to ensuring the secrecy of trade secrets

McAfee & Taft tIPsheet |

The changing face of labor issues

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Nice guys finish first

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Tulsa court enforces agreement to arbitrate

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Court enforces agreement to arbitrate

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Examining NLRB rulings

The Journal Record |

Limits on reemployment rights under USERRA

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Psychological injuries without physical injuries are not compensable

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Caution: Exhaustion required, for real!

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

U.S. Supreme Court enforces Oklahoma arbitration agreement

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Unionized workplaces: Which disputes must be arbitrated under a CBA?

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Automatic deductions and collective actions

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Reality of ‘open carry’

The Journal Record |

Employers must allow employees opportunity to vote

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

ADA claims shrouded by the ‘leaves’ of the FMLA

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

EEOC forced to put its money where its mouth is

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

There are lies and damn lies, and then there are statistics

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Firing a TTD employee

The Journal Record |

NLRB attacks employer’s right to keep investigation confidential

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Who owns inventions by employees?

HRLaws.com |

Rehiring veterans is simple, but it can be dangerous for employers

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Are you a coemployer with the government?

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Proving the outside sales exemption under FLSA

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Sexual orientation and reverse discrimination

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Avoiding hidden liabilities with employee housing agreements

McAfee & Taft AgLINC |

Chicken and stitches

The Journal Record |

Prohibited hiring trumps retaliation claim

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Working at home and additional leave time unreasonable

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Real world tips on fighting unemployment claims

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Update on OHRC elimination

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Supreme Court upholds Health Care Reform law

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Tenth Circuit dismisses FMLA claim by employee who was fired while on FMLA leave

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Oklahoma Human Rights Commission ceases operations as of June 30

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Employment Law Update |

Amendments made to Oklahoma’s workplace drug- and alcohol-testing law

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Changes in enforcement of Oklahoma’s employment discrimination laws

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Under Oklahoma’s new ‘Open Carry’ law, employers can still keep workplace gun-free

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Employment Law Update |

Misguided claims of ‘hostile’ work environment

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Key changes to Oklahoma Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Update |

FMLA retaliation or rightful discharge?

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

So you’re telling me there’s a chance: ADAAA gives employees another opportunity

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Discrimination against an unknown disability?

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

OSHA sharpens focus on employer safety incentives and disincentives

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

EEOC issues new guidance memorandum on employee criminal records

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Update |

Pro-union poster back on hold (again)

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Update |

Point/Counterpoint: Why two labor posters are better than one

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Update |

It’s all about what caused it

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Can I take it out of their paychecks? A refresher on wage deductions

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Hostile work environment: Context is key

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Virtual troubles

The Journal Record |

No reinstatement if you can’t do the work

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Limits placed on EEOC subpoenas

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

If you don’t have anything nice to say…

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Doing the right thing part of the time is not enough

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

FLSA: Be careful when classifying your employees

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Watch what you say

The Journal Record |

New year, new rules

The Journal Record |

NLRB postpones new posting requirements … again

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Update |

Are noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements enforceable?

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Getting tough on contractors

The Journal Record |

The litigation value of your antiharassment policy

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Mandatory pro-union poster requirement delayed

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Update |

‘This is why you were fired’

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

There’s an app for that

The Journal Record |

Oklahoma’s new drug testing law: Are you ready?

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Businesses with misclassified workers may find relief under new IRS settlement program

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

NLRB releases report on social media cases

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

A tale of two stories

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Surviving crackdown

The Journal Record |

Gone, but not forgotten

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Does an arbitration decision under a CBA bar a later Title VII lawsuit?

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Unionizing employers is about to get easier

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Whistle-blowing and wrongful discharge claims

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Oklahoma’s employment discrimination laws rewritten

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Sweeping changes to Oklahoma employer drug testing law

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

New I-9 ‘final rule’ effective May 16

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

The bottom line on the new ADAAA regs

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

They’re here! EEOC issues final rules for ADA Amendments Act of 2008

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Tattoos, unemployment benefits and firings for misconduct

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Settlement reached in lawsuit involving firing over employee’s Facebook comments

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

Employers and ‘in-your-face’ Facebook

The Journal Record |

Did I use my outside voice?

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Doing background checks correctly

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Be careful what you test for!

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Right to privacy? Not really

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

You’re hiring someone’s employee?

The Journal Record |

Child labor: new and old

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Department of Labor, plaintiffs’ attorneys targeting healthcare industry for FLSA enforcement

McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Alert |

Strengthening arbitration agreements

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Layoffs may cause a partial termination of your retirement plan

McAfee & Taft Employee Benefits Alert |

Would you like fries with that?

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Cool Hand Luke and the ADA

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

HIPAA — not always the ‘hippo’

The Journal Record |

Employment arbitration in Oklahoma: Two new cases

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Plant Closings: Health Benefits for Life?

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

HIRE Act will save money for qualifying employers

McAfee & Taft Employee Benefits Alert |

Employee performance reviews and pretext: A hard lesson from the Tenth Circuit

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Watch out — Oklahoma follows IRS’ lead

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Appeals court rejects key provisions of Oklahoma immigration law

McAfee & Taft Employment Law Alert |

Riding herd on FMLA abuse in 2010

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

The long reach of EEOC subpoenas

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Sexting 101 for employers

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

The Changing Face of Employment Disability Law

@Law Magazine |

Oklahoma Supreme Court extends public policy tort liability to all employers

McAfee & Taft Employment Law Alert |

Bad timing + bad e-mail = valid claim

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Handling the competition of a departing employee

The Journal Record |

When is a job function ‘essential’ under the ADA?

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Reductions In Force: The Importance of Keeping Your Story Straight

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Age discrimination: America’s pastime

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Unemployment benefits? But he failed a drug test!

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Has your company’s layoff caused a partial termination of your retirement plan?

McAfee & Taft Employee Benefits Alert |

Exercise caution before you rely on the gross‑misconduct exception under COBRA

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Arbitration — the wave of the future?

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Confidential Information: Losing more than just an employee

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Exercise caution before you rely on the gross‑misconduct exception under COBRA

The Journal Record |

USCIS requires use of new Form I-9

McAfee & Taft Employment Law Alert |

The WARN Act: A key exception to employer liability

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Employee Free Choice Act introduced in Congress

Employment Law Alert |

Electronic workplace: What am I supposed to do with all this electronic stuff?

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Questions and Answers Regarding COBRA Subsidy

McAfee & Taft Employee Benefits Update |

Oklahoma Supreme Court again expands employer exposure in discrimination cases

McAfee & Taft Employment Law Alert |

Appellate court reinstates employee gun rights

McAfee & Taft Employment Law Alert |

Oklahoma immigration law passes test

McAfee & Taft Employment Law Alert |

Discrimination: Even an open-and-shut case can cost you money!

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Oklahoma Supreme Court increases employer lawsuit exposure

McAfee & Taft Employment Law Alert |

They’re here! The New FMLA Regulations

McAfee & Taft Employment Law Alert |

Eavesdropping Employer Caught

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Disability discrimination

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Restricting Former Employees: Enforcing a 15‑Year Noncompete

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

President Bush signs ADA Amendments Act of 2008 into law

Employment Law Alert |

Oklahoma vs. Federal Drug Testing Standards

Oklahoma Employment Law Letter |

Executive Order requires all federal contractors to use E‑Verify

McAfee & Taft Employment Law Alert |

Federal judge blocks enforcement of employer-related sections of controversial immigration law

McAfee & Taft Employment Law Alert |

State agency sending notices about ‘paperless new hire reporting’

McAfee & Taft Employment Law Alert |

New law amends FMLA regarding military service

McAfee & Taft Employment Law Alert |

Change in I-9 Forms Effective Immediately

McAfee & Taft Employment Law Alert |
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At The Podium

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Oklahoma Society Association of Building Owners and Managers
Oklahoma City, OK | November 12, 2018

Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law

SouthWest Benefits Association’s 29th Annual Benefits Compliance Seminar
Dallas, TX | November 8, 2018

Reefer Madness: Medical Marijuana in the Oklahoma Workplace

TAHRA Employment Law & Practices Seminar
Tulsa, OK | November 1, 2018

Stump the Lawyer

TAHRA Employment Law & Practices Seminar
Tulsa, OK | November 1, 2018

Sexual Harassment: Court of Public Opinion v. Court of Legal Opinion

Oklahoma Bar Association’s 2018 Women in Law Conference
Oklahoma City, OK | October 19, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Tulsa Benefits Administrators
Tulsa, OK | October 18, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

OESA Superintendent’s Conference
Oklahoma City, OK | October 17, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Oklahoma Safety Council
Tulsa, OK | October 11, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

El Reno Chamber of Commerce
El Reno, OK | October 10, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)
Oklahoma City, OK | October 4, 2018

Tough Issues for Oklahoma Employers

Tulsa Small Business Summit & Awards Luncheon
Tulsa, OK | September 27, 2018

Medical Marijuana: An Action Plan for Oklahoma Employers

State Chamber of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK | September 24, 2018

Recent Developments with the Fair Labor Standards Act

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

The #MeToo Movement

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

OBA 2018 Labor and Employment Law Update

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

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Central Tech (Sapulpa Campus)
Sapulpa, OK | September 20, 2018

New Developments in Labor & Employment Law for 2018

Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference
Norman, OK | September 19, 2018

Investigating Harassment and Discrimination Claims

Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives
Oklahoma City, OK | September 17, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives
Oklahoma City, OK | September 17, 2018

Recent Developments with the Fair Labor Standards Act

OBA 2018 Labor and Employment Law Update
Tulsa, OK | September 13, 2018

The #MeToo Movement

OBA 2018 Labor and Employment Law Update
Tulsa, OK | September 13, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce
Broken Arrow, OK | September 12, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Tulsa Area Employer Council
Tulsa, OK | September 11, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Oklahoma Society of Association Executives
Oklahoma City, OK | September 7, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Chickasha Chamber of Commerce
Chickasha, OK | August 16, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Woodward Chamber of Commerce
Woodward, OK | August 15, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Association of Oklahoma General Contractors (AOGC)
Oklahoma City, OK | August 10, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma
Norman, OK | August 2, 2018

Investigating Harassment and Discrimination Complaints

Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma
Norman, OK | August 2, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

United Way Agency Directors Association
Oklahoma City, OK | August 1, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Oklahoma Electric Cooperative CEOs
Oklahoma City, OK | July 30, 2018

ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits on the Rise

South West Transit Association’s 2018 Summer University
Oklahoma City, OK | July 26, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

AGC of Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK | July 25, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Elk City Chamber of Commerce
Elk City, OK | July 24, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

Weatherford Chamber of Commerce
Weatherford, OK | July 24, 2018

Medical Marijuana: Next steps for Oklahoma employers

AGC of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK | July 20, 2018

Medical Marijuana: An Action Plan for Employers

McAfee & Taft Webinar Series
Online | July 19, 2018

Next Steps for HR as Medical Marijuana Initiative Passes

Western Oklahoma Human Resources
Weatherford, OK | July 12, 2018

What Oklahoma Employers Need to Know About Medical Marijuana

Central Tech (Drumright) Lunch & Learn
Drumright, OK | June 22, 2018

Non-compete, no-solicitation and confidentiality agreements

McAfee & Taft Webinar Series
Online | June 14, 2018

I-9 Compliance

Tulsa Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinators Association (TEEOCA)
Tulsa, OK | June 6, 2018

Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

ALA Tulsa Chapter
Tulsa, OK | May 17, 2018

Mistakes Employers Cannot Afford to Make

Life.Church Business Leader Luncheon
Oklahoma City, OK | May 17, 2018

What Oklahoma Employers Need to Know About Medical Marijuana

CentralTech (Sapulpa) Lunch & Learn
Sapulpa, OK | May 10, 2018

Oklahoma Unemployment Law

Oklahoma Labor/Management Conference 2018
Oklahoma City, OK | May 10, 2018

Update on Labor Law

2018 Oklahoma Labor/Management Conference
Midwest City, OK | May 10, 2018

Medical Marijuana in the Oklahoma Workplace

McAfee & Taft Webinar Series
Online | May 10, 2018

Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment

Oklahoma Labor/Management Conference 2018
Midwest City, OK | May 9, 2018

Let’s talk about Marijuana in the Workplace

SoonerHR
Norman, OK | May 8, 2018

Rethinking Harassment Training & Other #MeToo Insights Panel

2018 Employers Counsel Network Conference
New Orleans, LA | April 27, 2018

Leadership: An Employment Lawyer’s Perspective

LEADHR OKHR 2018 Conference & Expo
Tulsa, OK | April 25, 2018

Attributes of Leadership in the Workplace: A lawyer’s perspective

OKHR 2018 Conference & Expo
Tulsa, OK | April 25, 2018

Diversity, Respect and Inclusion

OKC Metro Employer Council
April 17, 2018

Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law

Oklahoma Chapter of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources 2018 Spring Conference
Edmond, Oklahoma | April 11, 2018

Guns at Work: How to legally balance workplace safety with local ‘parking lot’ laws

BLR On-Demand Webinar
Online | April 10, 2018

What Oklahoma Employers Need to Know About Medical Marijuana

Tulsa Area Employer Council
Tulsa, OK | April 10, 2018

Keeping Up with Recent Development in Employment Law: Keys to HR compliance

Tulsa Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinators Association
Tulsa, OK | April 4, 2018

#MeToo in the O.R.

Healthcare Headlines Seminar
Tulsa, OK | March 29, 2018

Harassment in the Workplace: What Would You Do?

Oklahoma Human Resources Society Emerging Professionals
Oklahoma City, OK | March 29, 2018

Labor & Employment All-Star Q&A Panel

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
Tulsa, OK | March 29, 2018

ADA Reasonable Accommodations: Extended leave, service animals and other tricky issues

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

Battling Sexual Harassment Claims in the Court of Legal Opinion and Court of Public Opinion

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

#MeToo in the O.R.

Healthcare Headlines Seminar
Oklahoma City, OK | March 27, 2018

Labor & Employment All-Star Q&A Panel

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

ADA Reasonable Accommodations: Extended leave, service animals and other tricky issues

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

Battling Sexual Harassment Claims in the Court of Legal Opinion and Court of Public Opinion

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

2017 in Review — Impacts of a New Administration on Employment Law

2017 Corporate Counsel Seminar
Oklahoma City, OK | December 7, 2017

All Things Job Descriptions

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Quarterly HR Training Seminar
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, live and video conference | December 5, 2017

How to succeed on law school final exams

Hatton W. Sumners Annual Final Exams Workshop
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | November 20, 2017

Trump-Era Game Changers: Snapshot of Which Employment Laws Will be Killed and Which Will Survive the New Administration

2017 Advanced Employment Issues Symposium
Las Vegas, Nevada | November 16, 2017

Workplace Investigations: Your Action Plan for Probing Complaints, Interviewing Witnesses, Reaching Reasoned Conclusions, and Taking Action

2017 Advanced Employment Issues Symposium Pre-Conference Workshop
Las Vegas, Nevada | November 15, 2017

Best Hiring Practices

TAHRA Employment Law & Practices Seminar
Tulsa, OK | November 2, 2017

Diffusing the “Powder Keg” Issues: Social Media

TAHRA Employment Law & Practices Seminar
Tulsa, OK | November 2, 2017

Stump the Lawyer

TAHRA Employment Law & Practices Seminar
Tulsa, OK | November 2, 2017

Sexual Harassment: Making the Workplace a Safe Space

HR Break Room: Paycom Podcast
Online | October 24, 2017

Ask The Attorneys Panel

Ready to Work Conference & Expo
Shawnee, Oklahoma | September 15, 2017

I-9s and Immigration Enforcement

McAfee & Taft Webinar Series
Online | July 19, 2017

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) — Expecting the unexpected from your employees

Lawton Employer Council Meeting
Lawton, Oklahoma | July 18, 2017

EEOC Charges: What to expect when your company receives a charge of discrimination and how to prevent charges in the future

Oklahoma City Metro Employer Council
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | June 20, 2017

ADA Challenges to Banking Websites

2017 Oklahoma Bankers Association Annual Convention & Trade Show
Norman, Oklahoma | May 23, 2017

Diversity, Respect and Inclusion

McAfee & Taft Webinar Series
JurisIQ.tv | April 26, 2017

Labor Law Update

2017 Oklahoma Labor/Management Conference
Midwest City, OK | April 20, 2017

EEOC Charges: What to expect when your company receives a charge of discrimination and how to prevent charges in the future

Lawton Employer Council
Lawton, Oklahoma | April 18, 2017

Legal Risks Concerning Website Accessibility in Recruitment, Hiring, and Other Employment Practices

Website Accessibility: HR’s Strategic Guide to Meeting Digital Accessibility Standards Amid Increased Regulatory Oversight - On-Demand
HR Hero on-demand virtual workshop | May 3, 2017

Employment Matters: ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation Leave

2017 Workers’ Comp Conference: When Change Brings Challenge
Lawton, Oklahoma | April 14, 2017

How to Avoid Claims of Retaliation and Whistleblowing

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

Employee Hiring and Departures: Do’s and don’ts for fair competition

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

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

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

OSHA and Drug Testing: Understanding new federal obligations on employers

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

Workplace Wellness: How to recognize, address and accommodate mental and emotional issues in the workplace

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

A Look Ahead: What to expect and plan for

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

How to Avoid Claims of Retaliation and Whistleblowing

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

Employee Hiring and Departures: Do’s and don’ts for fair competition

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

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

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

OSHA and Drug Testing: Understanding new federal obligations on employers

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

Workplace Wellness: How to recognize, address and accommodate mental and emotional issues in the workplace

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

A Look Ahead: What to expect and plan for

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

Keep Calm and Train On: HIPAA training made easy

What’s Hot in Healthcare 2017 Seminar
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | March 22, 2017

Facebook: Friend or Foe?

Western Oklahoma Human Resources
Weatherford, OK | March 9, 2017

Recent Developments in the Fair Labor Standards Act: What to Expect for 2017

Lawton Employer Council
Lawton, Oklahoma | February 28, 2017

Police and Fire Update

National Academy of Arbitrators 40th Annual Labor-Management Conference
Dallas, Texas | February 17, 2017

Using Social Media in Litigation

Oklahoma DHS Last Chance Attorney CLE
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | December 16, 2016

Employers Under Pressure: Key workplace compliance and training strategies

2016 Corporate Counsel Seminar
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | December 8, 2016

Fixed v. Variable Work Schedules: How to Administer Just-In-Time and On-Call/Reporting Time Policies Amid Growing Legislative Push Toward Predictable Scheduling Practices

21st Annual Advanced Employment Issues Symposium
Las Vegas, Nevada | November 10, 2016

Employee Handbook and Policy Updates for the Modern Workplace

21st Annual Advanced Employment Issues Symposium
Las Vegas, Nevada | November 9, 2016

Am I An Employer? Identifying Employment Relationships

Tulsa Area Human Resources Association Employment Law and Practices Seminar
Tulsa, Oklahoma | November 3, 2016

Preparing for Radical Changes in Overtime Law

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

Walking the Tightrope of Employee Background Screening — How to Hire the Right Employees without Going Too Far

Oklahoma City Employer Council Meeting
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | October 18, 2016

Key Employment Issues for Corporate Counsel in 2017

Association of Corporate Counsel CLE Luncheon
Oklahoma City, OK | September 29, 2016

Oklahoma Employment Law Basics

Federal Bar Association CLE: Employment Law in a Nutshell
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | September 23, 2016

Punching the Clock: The New Overtime Rules

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

Employer, Are you ready for the radical changes to the overtime law?

Weatherford Chamber of Commerce Business Seminar
Weatherford, Oklahoma | June 23, 2016

Radical Changes in Overtime Law

Oklahoma Grocers Association
Oklahoma City, OK | June 14, 2016

FLSA Update — Preparing for the Radical Changes in Overtime Law

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

Preparing for the Radical Change in Overtime Law

Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma | May 19, 2016

Restraint or Response? The NLRB’s stance on responding to employee outbursts on social media

EmployerLINC16: Employers Under Pressure
Tulsa, Oklahoma | April 5, 2016

Expanded and Expensive: How to prepare for the new DOL overtime rules

EmployerLINC16: Employers Under Pressure
Tulsa, Oklahoma | April 5, 2016

Employees in Disguise? Key issues for misclassification of contractors

EmployerLINC16: Employers Under Pressure
Tulsa, Oklahoma | April 5, 2016

Strategies for Discouraging High-Exposure Employment Litigation and Implementing Practical Pre-Employment Protection

EmployerLINC16: Employers Under Pressure
Tulsa, Oklahoma | April 5, 2016

Restraint or Response? The NLRB’s stance on responding to employee outbursts on social media

EmployerLINC16: Employers under pressure
Oklahoma City, OK | March 30, 2016

Expanded and Expensive: How to prepare for the new DOL overtime rules

EmployerLINC16: Employers under pressure
Oklahoma City, OK | March 30, 2016

Employees in Disguise? Key issues for misclassification of contractors

EmployerLINC16: Employers under pressure
Oklahoma City, OK | March 30, 2016

Strategies for Discouraging High-Exposure Employment Litigation and Implementing Practical Pre-Employment Protection

EmployerLINC16: Employers under pressure
Oklahoma City, OK | March 30, 2016

2016 Wage and Hour Challenges

Tulsa Area Employer Council
Tulsa, Oklahoma | March 8, 2016

Hiring Done Right

McAlester Employer Council
McAlester, Oklahoma | March 8, 2016

Guns or No Guns? Weighing workplace weapons policies

Oklahoma Trucking Association Midwinter Conference
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | March 3, 2016

The Work/Life Balancing Act: Implementing family-friendly workplace policies

Meridian Technology Center’s Spring 2016 HR Matters
Stillwater, Oklahoma | February 9, 2016

Transgender, Sexual Orientation & Stereotyping Issues in the Workplace

Career Tech State BIS Directors’ Meeting
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | February 2, 2016

Let’s Talk: Engaging disabled employees in the ADA’s interactive process

Oklahoma Bar Association’s Government and Administrative Law Practice Section Winter CLE
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | December 11, 2015

Effective Methods for Discouraging High-Exposure Employment Litigation and Implementing Pre-Employment Protections

2015 Corporate Counsel Seminar
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | December 3, 2015

Guns or No Guns? Weighing workplace weapons policies

2015 Corporate Counsel Seminar
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | December 3, 2015

Transgender, sexual orientation and stereotyping issues in the workplace

McAfee & Taft Webinar Series
JurisIQ.com | November 18, 2015

Family Friendly Workplace: How to Meet Emerging Paid Leave Obligations While Boosting Productivity and Employee Satisfaction

Advanced Employment Issues Symposium
Las Vegas, Nevada | November 5, 2015

Workplace Investigations: HR’s Role in Resolving Crises Safely and Effectively

20th Annual Advanced Employment Issues Symposium
Las Vegas, Nevada | November 4, 2015

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The Journal Record | December 4, 2008

State law requires that workers have ample time to cast ballots

The Oklahoman | November 2, 2008

Plourde, Lauderdale quoted in feature story about financial crisis’ impact on Oklahoma

The Journal Record | September 29, 2008

Charles Plumb quoted in Journal Record cover story on employee drug testing

The Journal Record | September 25, 2008

Attorney answers questions about genetic testing law

The Oklahoman | July 17, 2008

Verdict underscores religious accommodation at work

The Oklahoman | July 1, 2008

Veteran Employment Attorney Charles Plumb Joins Firm

June 26, 2008

Court decision may mean changes to Family Leave Act

The Oklahoman | June 24, 2008

Firm’s ‘Spring Training’ Employment Seminar Inspires Oklahoman Feature Story

The Oklahoman | May 28, 2008

Employment Attorney Nathan Whatley Discourages Workplace Relationships

Sunday Oklahoman | December 16, 2007

Nathan Whatley to Address Employer Issues Arising from Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2007

November 12, 2007

Paralegal Erin Clogston Joins McAfee & Taft

September 25, 2007

Drawing the line between slander, watercooler chat

The Oklahoman | June 15, 2007

McAfee & Taft, PremierSource to Sponsor Employment and Benefits Super Conference

October 2, 2006

Peter Van Dyke Named Top 100 Labor Attorney in America

June 26, 2006

Employers must accept eligibility documents to avoid lawsuits

The Oklahoman | June 21, 2006

McAfee & Taft to Sponsor Elvis-Themed Employment Seminar

June 6, 2006

Nathan Whatley quoted in Oklahoman article on the Family and Medical Leave Act

The Oklahoman | October 30, 2005

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

October 17, 2005

Puckett, Ross to Address Oklahoma Employers on Fair Labor Standards Act

June 8, 2005

Paul Ross joins McAfee & Taft

February 1, 2005

McAfee & Taft to sponsor free labor and employment legal seminar

October 29, 2004
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Media

Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma (for HR and executives)

September 25, 2018
Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana: An Action Plan for Employers

July 19, 2018
Non-compete, no-solicitation and confidentiality agreements

Non-compete, no-solicitation and confidentiality agreements

June 14, 2018

Medical Marijuana in the Oklahoma Workplace

May 10, 2018

Firm Announcement: April 2018

April 18, 2018

Sexual Harassment: Battling claims in the courts of legal opinion and public opinion

April 10, 2018

Discrimination, harassment and retaliation (for supervisors and managers)

March 13, 2018

I-9s and Immigration Enforcement

July 19, 2017

Diversity, Respect and Inclusion

April 26, 2017

Why HIPAA training matters

March 17, 2017

Ethical issues in employment (for employees)

February 1, 2017

Diversity and inclusion (for employees)

February 1, 2017

Protecting company confidential info and trade secrets under DTSA (for HR and executives)

September 15, 2016

Horas y sueldos derechos y responsabilidades (para empleados)

August 29, 2016

La Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades (para empleados)

August 29, 2016

Derechos y responsabilidades según la FMLA (para empleados)

August 29, 2016

Empleo a voluntad (para empleados)

August 29, 2016

Discriminación y hostigamiento en el lugar de trabajo (para empleados)

August 29, 2016

Sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression (for HR and executives)

December 17, 2015

Transgender, sexual orientation and stereotyping issues in the workplace

November 18, 2015

Employer obligations under HIPAA (for HR and executives)

September 30, 2015

Workplace Investigations: The right way to investigate wrongdoing

September 24, 2015

FMLA — Medical certification (for HR and executives)

July 21, 2015

FMLA — Notification requirements (for HR and executives)

July 10, 2015

Internal Investigations (for HR and executives)

June 25, 2015

An employer’s guide to protecting confidential info

June 18, 2015

Interviewing and Hiring (for HR and executives)

May 18, 2015

Protesting unemployment claims in Oklahoma (for HR and executives)

March 31, 2015

Common Wage and Hour Issues (for HR and executives)

March 30, 2015

Wage and Hour Rights and Responsibilities (for supervisors and managers)

March 27, 2015

Wage and Hour Rights and Responsibilities (for employees)

March 27, 2015

Arbitration — Alternative to Court Litigation (for HR and executives)

March 15, 2015

Downsizing done right: revisited

February 25, 2015

The Value of Employment Law Training (for HR and executives)

February 20, 2015

Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace (for supervisors and managers)

February 11, 2015

Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace (for employees)

February 10, 2015

FMLA Leave Rights and Responsibilities (for supervisors and managers)

February 9, 2015

FMLA Leave Rights and Responsibilities (for employees)

February 9, 2015

Discipline and Discharge (for supervisors and managers)

February 6, 2015

Importance of Employment Documentation (for supervisors and managers)

February 6, 2015

Americans with Disabilities Act (for supervisors and managers)

February 6, 2015

Americans with Disabilities Act (for employees)

February 6, 2015

At-Will Employment (for HR and executives)

February 6, 2015

At-Will Employment (for supervisors and managers)

February 6, 2015

At-Will Employment (for employees)

February 6, 2015

Understanding and Responding to Unionization (for supervisors and managers)

February 5, 2015

Introduction to Federal Employment Law (for supervisors and managers)

February 5, 2015

Drug Testing in Oklahoma (HR and executives)

February 4, 2015

Let’s talk: Engaging disabled employees in the ADA’s interactive process

January 28, 2015