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.
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 [...]
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, [...]
The Department of Labor’s recent issuance of new interpretation that clarifies whether an employee is entitled to take Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave to care for an adult child prompted The Oklahoman to speak with McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Kathy Neal for her insights into the issue.
With the incidents of employment-related lawsuits on the rise and due to the uncertainties of facing a jury trial, many employers are considering or have enacted mandatory arbitration programs which essentially require both the employer and the employee to submit any disputes to binding arbitration. The question is whether or not the enactment of a binding arbitration is truly in the best interests of an employer.
During this one-hour complimentary webinar, labor and employment attorneys Charlie Plumb, Paul Ross and Nathan Whatley examine the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, review businesses’ practical concerns involving worker and customer safety, and discuss the pros and cons of banning (or allowing) weapons.
For years, McAfee & Taft attorneys have warned employers of the financial consequences of misclassifying independent contractors. Now with Health Care Reform, the stakes are a whole lot higher.