Posts by Michael Smith

Avoiding legal hangovers

‘Tis the season … for office holiday parties. They are great for employee morale. They can also give rise to legal hangovers that can extend far beyond the holiday season. The primary legal perils of office parties are claims of sexual harassment or alcohol-related injuries by third parties. If an employee gets intoxicated and sexually…

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Watch what you say

Isn’t modern technology grand? My smartphone has a recording icon. In Oklahoma, absent limited exceptions, secretly recording a conversation is legal if one person consents to the conversation. Thus, I can set my phone to record, drop it in my pocket, and surreptitiously record just about any conversation. So can your employees. Isn’t modern technology…

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