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.
Ever feel the health plan renewal process is holding you hostage? Does it seem like the insurance companies and brokers have all the control over what your plan will look like, what options you have, and how your pricing will be affected?
During this one-hour webinar, attorneys Bill Freudenrich and Charlie Plumb are joined by guest speaker Todd Neaves to discuss how employers can implement a simple, enforceable workplace wellness program that is affordable and adeptly navigates the regulatory minefield that can get employers in trouble.
The number of wage and hour laws affecting employers is staggering, and with the Department of Labor stepping up its investigation and enforcement efforts, staying in compliance is critical to avoiding liability, including financial penalties and possible litigation. As the definition of “work” has evolved over the years, gone are the days