McAfee & Taft labor and employment, employee benefits and ERISA litigation attorneys are presenting a half-day seminar on Oklahoma’s overhauled worker’s compensation system that now offers employers three options for providing workers’ compensation coverage and benefits and for handling claims filed on or after February 1, 2014.
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Oklahoma passes law confirming enforceability of employee non-solicitation agreements
While non-competition agreements remain unenforceable under Oklahoma law, a bill recently signed by Governor Fallin confirms by a new statute that Oklahoma employers may enforce agreements prohibiting a former employee from soliciting a company’s employees to leave their jobs to work for another employer.
McAfee & Taft has made available, at no cost, videos of the presentations from its recent labor, employment and employee benefits seminar, EmployerLINC2013: Government Gone Wild. The seminar was held at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City on April 23 and at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in Tulsa on [...]
During the last several years, the National Labor Relations Board has taken an increasingly active stance in promoting unions and union organizing efforts. Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down one of the NLRB’s more recent efforts, which required employers to post pro-union posters in the workplace.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed legislation eliminating the current court-based workers’ compensation system and replacing it with a system that gives employers three options: (1) participate in an administrative system for resolving occupational-injuries; (2) establish an employee benefit plan that offers the same benefits as the administrative system; or (3) set up an arbitration program.
The theme for EmployerLINC 2013, “Government Gone Wild,” seemed to resonate with employers based on the record number of people who signed up. More than 1,000 business owners, executives, human resources professionals and benefits managers registered for McAfee & Taft’s annual labor, employment and employee benefits seminar this year, held in Oklahoma City on April 23 and in Tulsa on April 26, 2013.
Doing business in an increasingly regulated environment means more rules to follow, costlier penalties and lawsuits to avoid, and increased vigilance on the part of employers in the workplace. So if you feel the government is going wild, you’re not alone. EmployerLINC 2013, McAfee & Taft’s annual labor, employment and employee benefits seminar, offered employers, [...]
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U.S. Supreme Court decision takeaway: Employers should review the terms of their health plans
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in US Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen, which has important implications for many employer-provided health plans.