Posts Tagged ‘Oklahoma’

Best practices for Oklahoma employers when inquiring about criminal histories

You’ve probably at least heard of the so-called “Ban the Box” movement, a campaign aimed at convincing employers to remove any checkbox on applications designed to elicit information regarding an applicant’s criminal record. Many states, counties and cities have enacted “Ban the Box” legislation, but it’s certainly not the law in all jurisdictions. And the…

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Court sets aside portions of Oklahoma’s new workers’ comp law

It has been just over two years since Oklahoma’s completely overhauled workers’ compensation system went into effect. Since then, various provisions have come under attack by employees. Shortly after the effective date, the Oklahoma Supreme Court determined that the Oklahoma Legislature had the power to enact the new law, but explained it would also determine…

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OKLAHOMA LAW ALERT » Employers prohibited from requiring access to social media accounts

Employers are increasingly vetting applicants or keeping tabs on current employees by monitoring their personal online social media accounts, such as Facebook. Part of this trend is that employers are requesting or requiring applicants and employees to turn over their user names and passwords for employers to gain complete access. Several states have started combatting…

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OKLAHOMA LAW ALERT » Governor signs legislation overhauling workers’ compensation system

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.

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EVENT NEWS » ‘Government Gone Wild’ seminar draws record numbers

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.

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