EmployerLINC 2014 continued the perennial trend of record-setting registrations for the annual labor, employment and employee benefits seminar presented by McAfee & Taft. Registration for the Oklahoma City seminar was even closed early when the event reached capacity two weeks before the original registration deadline.
John Papahronis Alison Patel Jim Prince To ensure retirement plans comply with an ever-changing array of federal statutes and regulations and maintain their tax qualified status, the Internal Revenue Service has implemented a process for pre-approving plan documents prepared by law firms, brokerage firms, insurance companies, and other service providers on a six-year cycle. This […]
Trouble comes in all shapes and sizes. Any employer who’s ever been targeted for an agency investigation or audit, threatened with fines or penalties, or hit with a lawsuit will agree that an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure. The steps you take to stay in compliance now can most assuredly […]
During this one-hour complimentary webinar, employee benefits attorneys Brandon Long and John Papahronis will be joined by special guest Teah Corley, CEO of PremierSource, to discuss what employers need to know to quickly get a good handle on the newly issued IRS final regulations on the Affordable Care Act’s so-called “play or pay” employer mandate.
After passing constitutional scrutiny from the state’s highest court in late 2013, Oklahoma’s new workers’ compensation law is set to go into effect in early 2014. And while it’s too soon to tell exactly what impact the new administrative system and “Oklahoma option” will have on the bottom line for businesses, early projections look favorable for employers. Just how favorable may depend on which option you choose.
After DOMA —
Understanding new laws, guidance regarding the treatment of same-sex spouses in the workplace
When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as being unconstitutional, the impact of the ruling quickly spread to the workplace. Certain benefits and protections that once were only extended to …
What are the important components an employer’s gun or firearm policy that will make it effective? McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Charlie Plumb provided information that could both limit your liability in the event of workplace violence involving firearm — as well as reduce the possibility of such violence — to an audience at […]
What is an employer’s liability when there is workplace violence involving guns? McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Charlie Plumb explored this topic and provided considerations for employers on the topic of workplace gun policies and their enforcement at the 18th Annual Advanced Employment Issues Symposium (AEIS) on October 4, 2013, in Orlando, Florida.