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EEOC Age Discrimination Defense for Employers

Federal law prohibits employment discrimination of individuals who are 40 years of age or older. This legislation was established by Congress in 1967 because of concern that older workers would be at a disadvantage in finding and keeping work in comparison to younger workers. Examples of this law can be seen in circumstances where a […]

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Negotiating an Executive Employment Agreement

Receiving an offer of employment from a company is a very exciting and significant moment for you. It’s important to negotiate an agreement that is fair and equitable for both you and your business. Many times a company will not want to do this in writing, but it’s best to you as a new employee […]

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Determining Who is an Independent Contractor

Hiring independent contractors can be a useful way for businesses to complete projects at a lower cost than hiring full-time employees. Many people also prefer the freedom that comes with working as an independent contractor. Often, independent contractors can work from home and make more money on an hourly basis, with the downside of having […]

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Do I Have To Sign An Employer’s Non-Compete Clause?

Perhaps you are working for a Mobile Phone Service and before hiring you, they ask you to sign a non-compete clause on your hiring contract. This may seem strange though it isn’t uncommon. However, there are some critical things to note about non-compete agreements, in particular for those living in the state of Oklahoma that […]

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Attorney reports increase in Tulsa-area age discrimination claims

TULSA, Okla. – Local attorneys say there has been a 25%- 30% uptick in age discrimination claims in the Tulsa area. Katherine Stromland says she was told she could not get a promotion because she is too old. The 57-year-old works in the airline industry as a baggage handler. She filed a complaint with the […]

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EEOC Seeks Disclosure of Salary Information

Dealing with the EEOC can be tricky for many businesses, especially as the agency’s regulations are constantly updated and changed. While not yet the law of the land, it’s important to be aware of one proposed rule that the EEOC is now considering. A recently proposed change to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) would require […]

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Know the Rights of Transgender Employees

Recent laws restricting which bathrooms transgender people can use in other states has recently put a spotlight on the issue of transgender rights in the workplace. Transgender individuals, meaning those who were born male or female and now identify as a different gender, are not a protected class under Oklahoma law. However, the EEOC has […]

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When Wrongful Death Occurs on a Construction Site

Time called the construction industry one of the most dangerous in which to work in 2016. In fact, supervisors in the occupation landed in the #11 most dangerous spot and laborers landed in the #12 most dangerous spot. Construction workers typically understand that if they are injured on the job, they are supposed to file […]

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Too Close to Home – Wrongful Death in the Form of a Tulsa Car Accident

No one expects to die in a car accident. But, it happens every day. On July 28, 2014, police set out to investigate an accident right here in Tulsa that killed an OU student and injured five other students. According to the news report, the police believed that the driver of the other car that […]

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Beware of Filing Workers’ Compensation Claims in Tulsa

Being injured at work is bad enough. Not only do most injured workers lose time at work, they also have to deal with the pain and suffering that comes along with their injury, running back and forth to doctor’s appointments – and sometimes specialists – and worrying about their finances and how they will pay […]

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