audio and video recording in the workplace.

Legal Considerations for Audio and Video Recording in the Workplace

Many employers consider using audio and video recording in the workplace to help ensure security, prevent theft, and monitor employee activity. However, these forms of surveillance can implicate employee privacy rights — and it’s important for em… Read More
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How to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.

How to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment is a major issue in workplaces across the nation. This type of wrongful conduct can result in poor morale, significant turnover, and reduced employee performance. It can also impact a company’s reputation and bottom line. Importan… Read More
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Is it Legal to Use AI in Employment Decisions in Oklahoma?

Is it Legal to Use AI in Employment Decisions in Oklahoma?

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) has become widespread in our society, particularly in the workplace. In fact, over 80% of employers now utilize this type of technology to make employment decisions. From resume scanning, video interviewing, an… Read More
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The New DOL Independent Contractor Rule.

The New DOL Independent Contractor Rule

On January 10, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule regarding independent contractor status that will rescind the 2021 rule and implement guidance meant to be more consistent with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The ne… Read More
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New Department of Labor Guidance on Whether Workers are Employees or Independent Contractors

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) provided a “final rule” to clarify the distinction between employee status and independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employers frequently f… Read More
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Families First Coronaviru…

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the President signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Act). This new law, which goes into effect on April 2, 2020, provides additional, paid employment leave for employees affected by COVID-19, a… Read More
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Medical Marijuana Update:…

Medical Marijuana Update: New Law Signed by Governor Stitt

On March 14, 2019, Governor Kevin Stitt signed into law House Bill 2612, titled the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act. This new law, which goes into effect 90 days after the close of this year’s legislative session, contains num… Read More
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Striving for a Positive C…

Striving for a Positive Corporate Culture

In the last few months, we have become familiar with a new routine: a high-profile executive is accused of sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct, resulting in bombshell headlines, followed by “me too” allegations. Now more than ever, board… Read More
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Changing Exhaustion of Ad…

Changing Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies in Employment Lawsuits

The Case Law and Its Implications for Both Plaintiffs’ and Defense Counsel By Kimberly Lambert Love and Jason L. Callaway In many types of employment claims, a plaintiff must first exhaust administrative remedies, typically by filing a charge o… Read More
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Avoiding Disputes After a…

Avoiding Disputes After a Settlement Conference or Mediation

Recently, in Tucker v. Mercy Tishomingo Hospital Corporation, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals considered an issue related to the scope of releases commonly given by plaintiffs in settlement agreements for employment-related lawsuits.[1] The case h… Read More
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