News & Comment

McAfee & Taft announces launch of online video training service

McAfee & Taft announces launch of online video training service

| May 12, 2015 | News & Comment

McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma’s largest law firm, has announced the launch of an online video training service, the JurisIQ Learning Center. Attorney Paul Ross, leader of McAfee & Taft’s Labor and Employment Group, first made the announcement during the firm’s annual labor, employment and employee benefits seminars in Tulsa on April 28 and Oklahoma City […]

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Annual seminar offers employers real-world examples of costly, common mistakes

Annual seminar offers employers real-world examples of costly, common mistakes

Hundreds of business owners, executives, human resources professionals and benefits managers attended EmployerLINC15, McAfee & Taft’s annual labor, employment and employee benefits seminar, at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in Tulsa on April 28 and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City on April 30, 2015.

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U.S. Senate blocks NLRB’s ‘ambush election’ rule; resolution now goes to House

U.S. Senate blocks NLRB’s ‘ambush election’ rule; resolution now goes to House

| March 6, 2015 | News & Comment

The new “ambush election” rules from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which are scheduled to take effect April 14, were the subject of a disapproving resolution from the U.S. Senate this week. The Senate voted 53-46 to block the new election rules in S.J. Resolution 8. This resolution would block the new rules for […]

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Sixth Circuit decision bucks trend on same‑sex marriage

Sixth Circuit decision bucks trend on same‑sex marriage

| November 7, 2014 | News & Comment

The last several weeks and months have seen an unmistakable trend in federal court decisions paving the way for same-sex marriage in a majority of states. But just when it appeared that same-sex marriage might have gained unstoppable momentum, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals made its long-awaited decision regarding same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee.

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Ebola answers for employers

Ebola answers for employers

| November 3, 2014 | Articles, News & Comment

It comes as no surprise that employers increasingly find themselves dealing with workplace challenges relating to Ebola. The issues tend to arise in two contexts: How should employers respond to employee concerns, and what steps should employers take to protect their workforce from the Ebola virus?

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New OSHA injury and illness reporting requirements

New OSHA injury and illness reporting requirements

| October 3, 2014 | News & Comment

Beginning January 1, 2015, employers have new obligations to report injuries and illnesses to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The method of reporting injuries and illnesses, as well a public access to an employer’s workplace accident information, will also change.

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<small><small><em><u>EVENT NEWS</u></em><font color=white> » </font></small></small> <br />Annual seminar continues to draw more employers with timely practical guidance

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Annual seminar continues to draw more employers with timely practical guidance

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.

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<small><small><em><u>LABOR RELATIONS</u></em><font color=white> » </font></small></small> <br />Has unionized college football arrived?

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Has unionized college football arrived?

| March 27, 2014 | Articles, News & Comment

Were the Doors thinking about the prospect of unionized college football when they wrote and performed “The End”? That’s how many of us felt when the NLRB ruled that Northwestern University football players could form a union. Now that the shock and awe has faded, what should we expect for the future?

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