Law Alerts/Updates

OMMA Adult Patient Form

Medical marijuana application requirements and instructions posted

In our recent webinar, we mentioned that the Oklahoma State Department of Health had until July 26th to make medical marijuana application requirements, instructions and certain forms available to the public.  You can now find that information online at the new Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority website, omma.ok.gov.   Please note that while members of your workforce…

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website accessibility

Is your company’s website compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act?

A recent wave of lawsuits and demand letters alleging violations of the Americans with Disability Act has begun hitting businesses across the United States. Their new target: company websites. Last year, plaintiffs filed over 800 federal lawsuits — many of which were filed as class actions — in which they alleged businesses were violating the…

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Confidential sexual harassment settlement payments no longer tax‑deductible

In a workplace era that may soon be referred to as “Pre-Weinstein,” employers not only could quietly settle sexual harassment claims by including a nondisclosure agreement that virtually assured the matter would be kept confidential and out of the public spotlight, but they could also deduct the settlement payment and attorney’s fees as a business…

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Fiduciary Rule cancelled, subject to further appeal by DOL

For several years now, many in the retirement plan industry have been talking about the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new regulations and rules collectively referred to as the “Fiduciary Rule,” which significantly expanded the population of persons considered to be fiduciaries and, therefore, subject to regulation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).…

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DOL rescinds prior guidance on interns, adopts primary beneficiary test

On Friday, January 5, 2018, the Department of Labor rescinded prior agency guidance from 2010 regarding internship programs for “for-profit” employers. The prior guidance had been criticized by courts as “too rigid” and inconsistent with the Fair Labor Standards Act. The 2010 guidance required employers to apply a rigid six-factor test. Under the 2010 guidance,…

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