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 …
With health insurance costs on the rise, an increasing number of employers have begun implementing company-sponsored wellness programs as a way to encourage employees to live healthier lifestyles. Done correctly, it can be a win-win situation…
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.
Whether it’s an employee complaining of a hostile work environment, unwanted sexual advances by a co-worker, bullying in the workplace, or any other type of harassing behavior, ignoring such employee claims can be costly for employers. Harassment complaints that are not investigated, documented or handled correctly can lead to on-the-job performance issues or — even worse — lawsuits.