Employment / Labor

Employment / Labor

Employers rely on Doerner lawyers for advice to maximize workplace flexibility, minimize their legal risks and defend them if problems arise. We have a regional and national practice that helps employers of all sizes – from major retailers, paper product makers and electric utilities to small startup businesses – anticipate workplace disputes and resolve them quickly and successfully.

Our level of service is tailored to what each employer needs. For high turnover retail and manufacturing businesses, we ensure that hiring and termination decisions are made in full accord with the law and that contentious issues like drug testing, discipline or family leave are handled properly. Technology companies and small businesses rely on us for responsive, personalized help to create a welcome and accommodating workplace atmosphere.

We are proud to be “take the call lawyers” and assist employers with immediate problems. Workplaces are highly regulated, and the wrong off-the-cuff advice from a lawyer who lacks our in-depth knowledge of employment law can lead to big problems later. We have the ability to offer advice when and how it’s needed, providing better, faster and more cost-effective results for employers of any size. This includes effectively handling the call from a mid-level supervisor faced with an immediate crisis at 4:00 p.m. on Friday.

Employers receive proactive counseling as they need it. In addition to in-facility supervisor instruction on policies and compliance, we offer monthly training and an annual full-day workshop in Tulsa and Oklahoma City on best practices. More than 1,000 subscribers rely on our free monthly e-newsletter, The Employer’s Legal Resource, for advice and insight on pressing and developing workplace issues. 

Most importantly, every one of our employment lawyers is a litigator. In the toughest disputes – wage-and-hour conflicts, retaliation claims, disability accommodations, OSHA citations – we make the expense and risks of litigation clear, and provide objective advice on the best way to proceed.  It’s a cost-benefit approach that manages typifies the practical help we provide.

Recent Doerner Experience

  • Obtained judgment in favor of client in a FLSA collective action in which 78 plaintiffs sought overtime compensation for alleged on-call work.
  • Obtained judgment which was affirmed on appeal to the Tenth Circuit in an ADA case in which employee claimed he was not accommodated and he was retaliated against for asserting his rights under the ADA.
  • Represented numerous employers in U.S. Department of Labor wage and hour audits involving allegations of misclassification and failure to pay wages, resulting in significant reductions in the calculation of back wages owed.
  • Defended a national trucking company against wage and hour and retaliation claims, including allegations of potential class and/or collective action claims, resulting in settlement of litigation with one plaintiff.
  • Successfully defended, in a Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service arbitration proceeding, a unionized employer against claims of national origin and race discrimination.
  • Successfully vacated an arbitration award made under the Labor Management Relations Act and the Federal Arbitration Act, on the grounds that the arbitrator exceeded her authority under these Acts when interpreting the management rights provision of the parties’ collective bargaining agreement.
  • Obtained various dismissals and/or summary judgments for tribally owned and operated business entities, including gaming casinos, on causes of action arising under Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
  • Secured permanent injunctive relief on behalf of a franchisee to prevent misappropriation of trade secrets from former employees.

Top Areas of Focus

  • Guidance and training to minimize legal exposure when making decisions about employee hiring, testing, discipline and termination.
  • Representation of employers in every stage of the workplace dispute resolution process, including before federal and state courts and administrative agencies as well as in arbitration proceedings.
  • Advice on structuring and administration of employee benefit plans, and defense of claims in ERISA and related litigation.
  • Counseling on compliance with federal and state immigration law.

Case Study:  Overturning a Wage-and-Hour Class Certification

  • Opportunity:  In 2009, the state of Oklahoma adopted a new “Comprehensive Lawsuit Reform Act” that brought limits to the class membership requirements for litigation in the state.  But the law was never tested until our client, a national manufacturer of heavy equipment parts, was sued in a wage-and-hour class action claim by a number of employees at one of its Oklahoma plants. Although our questioning of the plaintiffs reduced their original number by almost half, the local trial court approved class certification and we handled the appeal.
  • Solution:  Before the Oklahoma Court of Appeals, we argued that proving an employee was not properly compensated is a highly individualized inquiry not appropriate for class proceeding under the state’s new law. Our lawyers also demonstrated that erroneous class certification decisions impose large burdens on employers, courts and the economy.
  • Result:  The Court agreed that the plaintiffs failed to meet the law’s “predominance” requirement that common questions of law and fact predominated over any individualized issues, and reversed the class certification – one of the very first such decisions under Oklahoma’s new law.

Take Action

Any employer of any size can face legal action from employees or regulators.  We approach potential workplace problems by working with our clients as a behind-the-scenes support team to develop a sound strategy for handling employment relationships in ways that eliminate or minimize problems. That maximizes our ability to help employers prevail at trial or in administrative forums if disputes do arise – and we’re always available to help, any time we’re needed.
 

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02.01.13David J. Hyman Contributes to the 3rd Edition of the Representing Physicians Handbook
01.30.13Tulsa Daily Commerce featured Doerner Saunders' Training for the Trenches Series
12.01.12Doerner Announces Two Attorneys Make "Top 50 for 2012" Super Lawyers®
12.01.12Matt Christensen Contributing Oklahoma Author for the ABA's Fifty State Survey on The Law of Eminent Domain
11.01.122012 Super Lawyers® Announced
09.07.12David Hyman Interviewed by OETA Regarding the Future of Medicare
07.01.12Chambers USA Ranks 2012 Doerner Attorneys
07.01.1225th Anniversary Plaques Awarded to Rebecca Fowler and Sandy Taylor for Contributions to the Sales and Use Tax Deskbook
06.01.12Doerner Saunders Welcomes Domestic Relations Attorney Megan Beck to Tulsa Office
05.01.12Doerner Saunders Welcomes Employment Law Attorney Christopher S. Thrutchley to Tulsa Office
05.01.12OBA Names Labor and Employment Section Leader
04.01.12Tulsa World Features Sam G. Bratton in an Article Regarding "5 Questions" About Bankruptcy
03.17.12Working with Consultants in Complex Environmental Cases
03.01.12Partner Added in Doerner Saunders' Oklahoma City Office
03.01.12Linda C. Martin and Mike C. Wofford Publish an Article in the Environmental Law edition of the Oklahoma Bar Journal Entitled "Phase I's Are Not All Created Equal"
02.01.12Tiffany A. Campbell Quoted by the Tulsa World in the article "Grandfamilies"
02.01.12David Hyman Featured as a Specialist in Urban Tulsa Weekly Cover Story
01.01.12Doerner Saunders Adds Employment Attorney in OKC Office
11.01.112011 Super Lawyers® Announced
10.01.11Golden Gavel Award
06.04.11Professional Review Features David McCullough and Rebecca M. Fowler on “The Radio Legal Forum”
03.08.11Unlawful Retaliation in the Workplace
01.01.11Employment: FLSA Exemptions - Part III - How Much Trouble is Caused by an Improper Deduction?
11.01.102010 Super Lawyers® Announced
10.01.10Best Law Firm Rankings
10.01.10Journal to Publish Article on Physician-Owned Hospitals By Elise Duntiz Brennan and Hilary L. Velandia
10.01.10Tulsa Daily Commerce & Legal News Interviews DSDA Attorney
09.01.10Congratulations To Our Attorneys Listed as Outstanding By Best Lawyers
08.01.10Elise Dunitz Brennan Named to the Best of the Best 2010 List
07.05.10Tulsa Business Journal Interviews DSDA Attorneys
06.01.10Chambers and Partners USA 2010 Has Announced That Four DSDA Lawyers Will Be Featured As Leaders in Their Field
06.01.10Edwards Named to ABA Position in Environmental Law
04.01.10Cobra Subsidy Expired March 31
03.01.10DSDA Welcomes New Administrator
02.01.10Victory for Kmart
02.01.10Corporate Counsel edition of Super Lawyers recognizes DSDA attorneys
02.01.10Doug Dodd recognized for his work in First Amendment Law
02.01.10Mike Wofford appointed to Vice Chair
02.01.10Doerner Saunders launches another e-newsletter: Trusts & Estates Legal Resource
11.01.092009 Oklahoma Super Lawyers Names Doerner Lawyers
11.01.09DSDA Wins Attorney Fees For Healthcare Provider Who Fought Unreasonable Subpoena
10.01.09Court Enters Order In Favor of Client Kmart Corporation On Claims of Race Discrimination, Retaliation, and Violations of The FMLA
08.01.09Doerner Saunders Launches New Website
08.01.09Wofford to serve as General Counsel of Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District
08.01.09Doerner Sanders' Employment Group Listed In Chambers and Partners
08.01.09Kristen Brightmire and David McCullough Recognized In Chambers and Partners
05.01.09Doerner Saunders Attorney Creates "Tulsa Lawyer For The Arts"
05.01.09Doerner Saunders' Attorneys Contribute To OBA's Environmental Law Handbook
05.01.09New Rule Requiring Federal Contractors To Use E-Verify Delayed Until June 30, 2009
05.01.09Doerner Saunders Environmental Attorney Recognized
04.01.09Kevin Coutant and Jim Milton Receive Leadership Awards
04.01.09Anita K. Chancey Writes About GINA
04.01.09Kristen L. Brightmire Authors Article On Wrongful Discharge In Oklahoma
04.01.09Chad Burris Names As One Of The Top 40 Under 40
03.01.09No More Handouts - Doerner Saunders Keeps Going Green
02.01.09Jury Returns Verdicts For DSDA Client
02.01.09Federal Government Postpones E-Verify For Federal Contractors and Subcontractors
02.01.09USCIS Implementation of New I-9 Form until April 3, 2009
01.01.09Linda C. Martin Elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Environmental Lawyers

Newsletters

06.01.16The Employer's Legal Resource: DOL Issues Final Rule on Overtime Exemptions
06.01.16The Employer's Legal Resource: EEOC Issues Fact Sheet on Bathroom Access for Transgender Employees
06.01.16The Employer's Legal Resource: Employers With Trade Secrets Must Take Steps Under New Law
09.01.15The Employer's Legal Resource: NLRB Rules Northwestern Players Cannot Unionize
09.01.15The Employer's Legal Resource: IRS Issues Fact Sheet on Misclassification of Workers
09.01.15The Employer's Legal Resource: Tenth Circuit Says Deaf Applicant's ADA Claim Survives Summary Judgement - Reasonableness of Proposed Accomodations Goes to Jury
12.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: HR Did What?! . . . A Recipe for a Home-Run Retaliation Claim
12.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: Maryland Court Pushes Back on EEOC Background Check Scrutiny
11.1.13The Employer's Legal Resource: Good News For Employers-Tenth Circuit Enters Judgment Against EEOC And In Favor Of Abercrombie & Fitch
11.1.13The Employer's Legal Resource: Court Rules That Nurse Fired For Complaining About Patient's Treatment Stated “Burk” Tort Claim
11.1.13The Employer's Legal Resource: November 1 Is The Effective Date of Many of the Laws We Discussed Previously
10.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: Update-New Oklahoma Worker's Compensation Act Faces Challenge
10.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: Oklahoma Legislature Enacts Employee Raiding Law
10.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, but Words Can Send Your Case to the Jury
09.03.13The Employer's Legal Resource: Oklahoma's New Workers' Compensation Act Drastically Changes Landscape For Retaliation Lawsuits
09.03.13The Employer's Legal Resource: The Tradition Trap and FMLA Enforcement: Would Your Policies and Practices Survive Scrutiny?
09.03.13The Employer's Legal Resource: Reminder About EEO-1 Filings
09.03.13The Employer's Legal Resource: 10th Circuit Ruling a Good Win for Employers, but ...
07.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: United States Supreme Court Tightens the Reins on Retaliation Claims
07.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: Supreme Court Defines "Supervisor" for Title VII Purposes
07.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: How the Overturning of DOMA Might Affect your FMLA Administration
06.03.13The Employer's Legal Resource: EEOC Settles GINA Lawsuits in Oklahoma
06.03.13The Employer's Legal Resource: Oklahoma Encourages Wellness and Smoking Cessation Programs
06.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: Avoid Employment Claims with Proper Training
05.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: Employers Should Properly Document the Religious Accommodation Process
05.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: Get Your Response to a Charge Right the First Time!
05.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: The Religious Accommodation Process is Not Swift
04.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: Introducing the New Form I-9: Must be in Use by May 8, 2013
04.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: New FMLA Forms
03.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: ADA Accommodation Assumptions - Bad Idea!
03.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: Protecting Your Ability to Defeat Unemployment Claims by Employees Who Fail Drug or Alcohol Tests
03.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: NLRB Declares Mandatory Arbitration Unlawful
02.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: Tax Tidbits For Employers As You Begin 2013
02.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: D.C. Circuit Declares Labor Board Decisions Invalid: How Should You Respond?
01.01.13The Employer's Legal Resource: Employers - Prepare for Supreme Court’s Definition of “Supervisor”
12.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: United States Supreme Court Overturns Oklahoma Supreme Court
12.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: Holiday Accommodations 101
12.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: End of the Year Countdown
12.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: "Constant Reminders" - Are You Issuing Them?
11.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: DOL Workplace Flexibility Toolkit Launched
11.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: Recent Oklahoma Case Illustrates Importance of Being Objective and Impartial When Disciplining Employees
11.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: Court Overrules Motion to Dismiss On Basis Plaintiff Sufficient Pled Factual Allegations in Pregnancy Discrimination Case
10.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: It's Election Season: Make Sure You Give Your Employees Time Off to Vote
10.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: Contractors - Get It Wrong and Pay the Price
10.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: Update on Complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act
09.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: It's That Time of Year Again - VETS Reporting. Are You Sure You Are in Compliance?
09.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: Which I-9 Form Do You Use?
09.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: EEO-1S… It's That Time of Year Again
08.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: HR and Other Leaders Personally Liable for Discrimination and Retaliation
08.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: Tenth Circuit Holds That Employers Are Not Always Required to Pay Holiday Leave During FMLA Leave
08.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: New Statute Requires Background Checks for Healthcare Employees
07.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: A Few Reminders About What Employers Must Know About the Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act 0f 2010
07.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: Supreme Court Holds that Pharmaceutical Reps are Exempt
07.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: Employment Security Commission Gives Tips on Unemployment Insurance Appeals
06.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: Governor Signs Open-Carry Bill - What This Means for Employers
06.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: Oklahoma Discrimination Law Developments and the Demise of the OHRC
06.01.12The Employer's Legal Resource: OESC and Email
05.01.12Employment: Court Limits OSHA's Citation Power
04.01.12Employment: EEOC Releases New Guidance for Hiring of Veterans with Disabilities
04.01.12Employment: Colorado Federal Court Allows Probationary Employee to Pursue ADA Claim
03.01.12Employment: OSHA Encourages Injury and Illness Prevention Programs
03.01.12Employment: Are Your Employees "Teachers" or "Preachers"? U. S. Supreme Court Recognizes A "Ministerial Exception" to Employment Discrimination Laws
02.01.12Employment: And We Thought It Would Be Easy… But It's Not
02.01.12Employment: DOL Issues FMLA Fact Sheet Regarding Retaliation
02.01.12Employment: New FMLA Regulations Loom
02.01.12Employment: Tips on Arbitration Agreements
01.01.12Employment: What You Can and Cannot Do With an Employee's Social Security Number
01.01.12David J. Hyman Contributes to the Tulsa County Medical Society in His Article “The Sustainable Growth Rate in a Nutshell”
01.01.12Employment: Tenth Circuit Endorses Use of Training-Specific Analysis to Determine OSHA Violations
12.01.11Employment: Supreme Court Further Narrows Employer's Ability to Restrict Competition or Solicitation by Former Employee
12.01.11Employment: New Law for Child Care Workers
12.01.11Employment: EEOC Annual Report
11.01.11Employment: Despite What You May Think, Employers Generally Cannot Move Employees Turning 65 Off Company-Provided Insurance
11.01.11Employment: Non-Compete Agreements Invalid Except Under Three Circumstances
11.01.11Employment: Second Extension for Filing Your Vets-100/100A
10.01.11Employment: New Drug and Alcohol Testing Law Goes Into Effect November 1
10.01.11Employment: New Discrimination Law Goes Into Effect November 1
10.01.11Employment: Another NLRA Notice to Post
09.01.11Employment: September 30 is the EEO-1 Deadline
09.01.11Employment: Employers Can't Offset Damages with Unemployment Benefits in Workers' Comp Retaliation Cases
09.01.11Employment: VETS Reporting Deadline Moved to November 30 (Due to Technical Difficulties)
08.01.11Employment: Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA
08.01.11Employment: EEOC Provides Guidance on Background Checks to Public Employers Which Provides Insight for Private Employers
07.01.11Employment: Oklahoma Legislature Amends Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Laws
07.01.11Employment: A New Way You Can Be Sued for Discrimination in Oklahoma
06.01.11Employment: There's an App for That
06.01.11Employment: More Recordkeeping Required Under Healthcare Reform
05.01.11Employment: The Wait is Over… The Challenges Begin
04.01.11Employment: EEOC Issues Final Regulations
04.01.11Employment: "Advice-Of-Counsel" Defense Won't Work if You Disregard the Advice
03.01.11Employment: IRS Payroll Audits to Target Misclassification of Workers
03.01.11Employment: Will You Have to Post a Notice Advising Your Employees of Their Rights?
02.01.11Employment: Supreme Court Holds Fired Fiancée Has Retaliation Claim
02.01.11Employment: The EEOC Takes a Position on Video Résumés
02.01.11Employment: USCIS Updates 1-9 Handbook for Employers
02.01.11Employment: Tax Changes Affecting Smaller Employers
01.01.11Employment: EEOC Provides Guidance on Use of Criminal Histories in Employment Screening
01.01.11Employment: Employers Relying Upon Credit Checks Under Attack
01.01.11Employment: DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing - 2011 Random Rates
12.01.10Employment: Your Input Takes One Click
12.01.10Employment: FLSA Exemptions - Part II - Be Wary of Deductions
12.01.10Employment: Department of Labor Issues FAQs on Genetic Information Nondiscrimation Act (GINA)
11.01.10Employment: DOT Implements Regulations Banning Texting by Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers
11.01.10Employment: FLSA Exemptions - Part One - Paying Your Employee on a "Salary Basis"
11.01.10Employment: IRS Clarifies Interruption in Employment's Effect on Hire Act's Payroll Exemption
10.01.10Employment: Employers Conducting Drug Testing Beware. Once Again, the Courts are Holding You Accountable
10.01.10Employment: Customer Names - Are They Trade Secrets?
10.01.10Employment: OSHA and DOT Announce Initiatives to Combat Distracted Driving
10.01.10Employment: Annual Enrollment Ideal Time to Update Beneficiary Designations
09.29.10Tax: Overview of the Tax Provisions in the 2010 Small Business Jobs Act
09.01.10Employment: Health Care Worker's Rights to Non-Biased Workplace
09.01.10Employment: It's Time for Vets Reporting. Are You Sure You Are In Compliance?
09.01.10Employment: Verizon is Found Responsible for Paying Past Due Wages to the Employees of Its Contractors
09.01.10Employment: DOT Implements New Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations, Effective October 1
09.01.10Employment: Estate Planning 101
08.21.10Employment: Department of Homeland Security Issues Final Rule on Electronic Signature and Storage of I-9S
08.01.10Employment: COBRA Subsidy Not Extended
08.01.10Employment: Changes to Form 5500S Require Immediate Attention of Plan Sponsors
08.01.10Employment: New Miner Safety Bill Provides Vehicle for Radical Changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
07.01.10Employee: Electronic Payment of Wages
07.01.10Employment: Considering A Reassignment - What is a Vacant Position?
07.01.10Employment: Quick Updates From Your Friends at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
06.01.10Healthcare: Further Extension of Cobra Premium Subsidy Signed Into Law on April 15, 2010
06.01.10Employment: DOL Issues A Fact Sheet on Required Breaks for Nursing Mothers
06.01.10Employment: Form I-9S - Frequently Asked Questions from Employers
06.01.10Employment: New Law Gives Nursing Mothers A Break
06.01.10Employment: Federal Contractors Must Post Notice Informing Employees of Rights Under The NLRA
06.01.10Employment: Preserving The Discretionary Clause of an ERISA Plan
06.01.10Employment: Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Upholding A State's Ability to Prohibit Discretionary Clauses in ERISA Insurance Policies
06.01.10Employment: DOL Issues New Regulations Regarding Child Labor
05.01.10Employment: A Quick Reminder On What The Law Prohibits
05.01.10Employment: HIRE ACT Update - IRS Issues Final Form W-11 and New Q&As
05.01.10Employment: USERRA Rights - Is Verbal Notive of the Need for Leave Sufficient?
04.01.10Employment: HIRE Act Signed Into Law
04.01.10Employment: H-2A Changes for Agricultural Employees
04.01.10Employment: Keeping Business Visitors Safe From Crime
03.02.10Employment: The Employer's Legal Resource - March 2010 - Special Alert
03.01.10Employment: Thinking About Purchasing Employment Practices Liability Insurance... Be Sure You Understand What You Are Buying
03.01.10Employment: A Reminder About Reverse Discrimination
03.01.10Employment: Retaliation 101
02.01.10Employment: Overwhelming Medical Information Can Lead To Employer Liability
02.01.10Employment: DOL Issues Revised Model Notices
02.01.10Employment: Department of Labor Bans Texting For Commercial Drivers
02.01.10Employment: DOL Finalizes 7-Business-Day Safe Harbor For Depositing Participant Contributions and Loan Repayments in Small Employee Benefit Plans
02.01.10Employment: The New Oklahoma Immigration Law - What Employers Should Consider
01.01.10Employment: COBRA Subsidy Expanded for 2010
12.01.09Employment: Let Me Introduce You To GINA. She Arrived On November 21 and Is Here To Stay
12.01.09Employment: EEOC and OHRC Complaints On The Rise: Why Are They Increasing? Practical Tips And What To Expect
12.01.09Employment: Attorney Fees In Employment Cases
11.04.09Update on The FMLA and ADA; Wage and Hour Issues
11.01.09Special Edition: Oklahoma Small Business Alert
11.01.09Employment: New Law Passed Which Impacts Military Provisions
11.01.09Employment: Time Off to Vote
11.01.09Employment: Damages Recoverable For Violation of Non-Compete Agreements
11.01.09Employment: EEOC Issues New Poster
11.01.09Employment: IRS Issues Guidance On Employment-Related Settlement Payments
10.01.09Employment: Independent Contractors Can Sue For Race Discrimination Under § 1981
10.01.09Employment: EEOC Is Actively Pushing ADA Issues
10.01.09Employment: Recipients of The COBRA Subsidy Face Penalties If They Fail to Notify Their Former Employer of Other Health Coverage Eligibility
09.01.09Employment: Don't Write Anything You Wouldn't Want The World To See
09.01.09Employment: But It Was Only An Accident... The Exception To Workers' Compensation Exclusivity
09.01.09Employment: Recent Decisions Clarify Standards Courts Use When Reviewing ERISA Benefit Determinations
08.01.09Employment: News From The DOT On Direct Observation
08.01.09Employment: Immigration Enforcement Shifts Focus To Employers Via Ice I-9 Audits
08.01.09Employment: DSDA's Eye On The Courts: Review of U.S. Supreme Court Decisions In 2008 Term
08.01.09Employment: FTC Delays Enforcement of Red Flag Rules Yet Again
08.01.09Employment: Effective Date For Federal Contractor E-Verify Requirements Delayed Again, New Effective Date Is September 8, 2009
08.01.09Employment: EEOC Working On New Regulations
07.01.09Employment: Can An Employer Fire An Employee Whose Earnings Are Subject To Garnishment? Can You Charge The Employee?
07.01.09Employment: Are You On The List?... OSHA Inspectors May Be Making A Visit
06.01.09Employment: Employers Can Enforce Reasonable Call-In Rules
06.01.09Employment: Reasons For Family Business Succession Planning
06.01.09Employment: Court Rules On Direct Observation of Urine Collection
05.01.09Employment: Drug and Alcohol Testing Records: Where To Keep Them and for How Long
05.01.09Employment: A Quick Tip Which Benefits Everyone
05.01.09Employment: All Creditors Must Address Red Flag Rules By 5/1/09 - Are You A Creditor?
04.01.09Employment: COBRA Update - Notices to Qualified Beneficiaries Due By April 17, 2009
04.01.09Employment: The Supreme Court Gets Freaky
04.01.09Employment: Mass Layoffs / Plant Closings May Trigger Warn Act Protections
04.01.09Employment: 401(K) Spring Cleaning
04.01.09Employment: Non-Competes Still Subject to Rule of Reason
03.06.09Employment: A Few Tidbits From Our Friends In The Government
03.01.09Employment: She Works Hard For The Money, So You better Pay Her Right
03.01.09Employment: The Stimulus Act - A Significant Change To COBRA
03.01.09Employment: Compensatory Time Off: Some Questions and Answers
03.01.09Employment: What Do You Do With A Continuing PostJudgment Earnings Garnishment Summons? - Part II
02.01.09Employment: The Employer's Legal Resource - February 2009 - Special Edition
02.01.09Employment: Fiduciary Duty Applies When Employer Agrees To Assist With Immigration Application
02.01.09Employment: Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Law
02.01.09Employment: New DOL Opinion On Whether On-Call Time Is Compensable
02.01.09Employment: Time To Check That Policy Again
02.01.09Employment: The Employer's Guide To Navigating The Continuing Postjudgment Garnishment Summons - Part I
01.01.09Employment: Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)
01.01.09Employment: Respect Act
01.01.09Employment: Lilly May Helpd Employees Expand Their Right To Sue For Wage Disparity and Provide More Damages To Prevailing Employees
01.01.09Employment: Employee Misclassification Prevention Act
01.01.09Employment: Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
01.01.09Employment: Family and Medical Leave Act

Seminars / Events

01.14.14Ken Short to present at the Tulsa Area Employer Council
11.20.13Kristen Brightmire to Present a CLE Entitled "Employment Law Update" at the TCBA
11.13.13Training for the Trenches Luncheon Series: Handling Claims of Harassment in the Workplace
11.6.13Ken Short to present at TAHRA Seminar
10.17.132013 FMLA Master Class For Oklahoma Employers
09.11.13Training for the Trenches Luncheon Series: Handling Employee Health Issues
08.14.13Training for the Trenches Luncheon Series - August 14
07.26.138 Issues When Doing Business or Contracting with Native American Tribes
05.08.13Training for the Trenches 2013
04.30.13A Winning Workforce in 2013: Annual Workshop (Tulsa)
04.24.13Rules of Trust Administration in Oklahoma
04.11.13A Winning Workforce in 2013: Annual Seminar (Oklahoma City)
04.10.13Training for the Trenches 2013: Tips and Traps in Managing Employee Performance Issues
03.13.13Training for the Trenches 2013: Tips and Traps in Hiring
02.13.13Training for the Trenches 2013: What Policies You Must Have and What Policies You Should Consider
01.15.13Pre-Employment - Are You Hiring the People You Want?
12.20.12Effects of TMDL's (Total Maximum Daily Loads) and Watershed Planning Under the Clean Water Act
12.12.12Best Employer Defense Series 2012: How to Avoid Disability Discrimination Claims
11.14.12Best Employer Defense Series 2012: How to Discipline and Discharge
10.24.12E-Discovery: Searching the Virtual File Cabinets
10.17.12Smart Growth - Balancing Resources, Environment, and the Economy
10.10.12Best Employer Defense Series 2012: How to Avoid Retaliation Suits
10.03.12Access to Law Enforcement Records
10.01.12Best Employer Defense Training Series 2012
09.13.12Legal Considerations for Supervisors
09.12.12Best Employer Defense Series 2012: How to Avoid Discrimination Suits
09.05.12Training On Top Issues All Supervisors Must Know To Avoid Risk of Costly Claims and Personal Liability
09.05.12Minimizing Risks of Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, and Other Major Employment Claims
08.08.12Best Employer Defense Series 2012: How to Avoid Harassment Suits
06.13.12How to Avoid Disability Discrimination Claims
05.22.122012 Oklahoma Brownfields Conference
05.17.129th Annual Labor and Employment Law 2012 Seminar
05.09.12Employment Law Update for CPAs
05.09.12Best Employer Defense Series 2012: How to Discipline & Discharge without Getting Sued
05.04.12Total Maximum Daily Loads and the Implementation of Watershed Based Plans in Oklahoma Lakes and Streams
05.03.12Oklahoma Water Law Conference
04.20.12Doing Business in Indian Country Seminar (Oklahoma City)
04.17.12The Employer's Legal Resource Workshop: Get it Right in 2012
11.17.11When Worlds Collide: Internal Conflicts & External Communication
11.15.11Copyright: How Not to Get Sued for Your Writing
06.09.11"The Good, the Bad & the Ugly" Hiring & Firing: Tips to Minimize Your Legal Risks
03.08.11How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Retaliation
01.13.11Hiring and Firing in Oklahoma
11.10.10Employee or Independent Contractor: Misclassifications Can Cost You
11.04.10Incorporating E-Discovery Rules into State Practice
11.04.10The State of Health Care Reform: How the 2010 Changes are Impacting Your Clients
10.27.10Governor's Water Conference
10.27.10The Department of Transportation Regulations Limiting the Use of Wireless Communication Devices Becomes Effective
10-12-10Environmental Federation of Oklahoma
09.29.10Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: Drugs, Sex and Rock & Roll
09.28.10Tulsa Metro Chamber Sourcelink Meeting - Successional Planning in Small Business
09.22.10Joint Commission's Recent Change to the Hospital Medical Staff Standards
07.31.10Avoiding Legal Pitfalls on the Web
05.23.10Oklahoma Water Town Hall
05.01.10Third Party Liability in Brownfield and Superfund Sites
04.22.102010 Employer's Legal Resources Workshop
04.22.10The Employer's Legal Resource - 2010 Workshop: Getting Back to Basics
04.01.10The Paperless HR Department
03.04.10The Business Succession Planning Seminar
02.26.103rd Annual On-Site Employee Health Clinic Summit
12.09.09I-9 Compliance: New Requirements and Common Mistakes
12.03.09Federal Health Law Reform
12.03.09Tulsa County Bar Association - "Federal Health Law Reform"
11.18.09Involuntary Discharge of Residents
11.17.09Water Contracts and Water Rights from the Municipal Perspective
11.12.09E-Discovery: Searching the Virtual File Cabinets - November 2009
11.11.09Overview of the Oklahoma Comprehensive Lawsuit Reform Act of 2009
10.16.09Rural Water Issues and Contracting Update
10.07.09Developments Under The New Americans with Disabilities Act
09.22.09Red Flag Compliance for Healthcare Providers
09.18.09The Expansion of the Public Policy Tort and What it Means for Oklahoma Employers and Employment Lawyers
08.13.09Real Property Foreclosure
07.09.09Company Provided Health Clinics and Wellness Programs
07.01.09Commerce in Indian Country: Doing Business in Indian Country
05.30.09Tulsa Lawyer for the Arts
05.27.09The 2007 Edition of the AIA and ConsensusDocs General Conditions: Knowing the Differences and Navigating the "Killer Clauses"
05.19.09Practical Pointers On Getting Through The Day As A Supervisor
05.18.09Assisted Living Regulations
04.07.09Water Rights Sales and Transfers In Oklahoma
04.03.09Form I-9 Update
03.24.09Fundamentals of Healthcare Arbitration
03.11.09Best Practices for Hiring and Firing in Today’s Complicated Legal Environment
02.19.09FMLA Regulations
02.11.09Oklahoma Water Laws and Regulations
01.22.09New FMLA Regulations: Military caregiver leave and Qualifying exigency leave
01.20.09Rules of Trust Administration
01.15.09New FMLA Regulations: How to operate day-to-day under the new regulations
01.11.09Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) violations are subject to per person penalties
01.08.09New FMLA Regulations: FMLA Documents
01.07.09FMLA Regulations Effective January 16: Are you Ready?
12.02.08Immigration Laws Affecting Oklahoma Immigrants And Employers
12.01.08New FMLA Regulations: Are You Ready?
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