Law Alerts/Updates

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act addresses workplace safety concerns for employers

Oklahoma took its second major step into the field of medical marijuana yesterday, as Governor Stitt signed into law the so-called “Unity Bill” — a comprehensive measure designed to add regulatory clarity in the industry made lawful last summer by State Question 788. While the law affects the industry in numerous ways, a few key…

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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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