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HTMLPrescription Drug Addiction: Medical Review Officers Can Help Eliminate Disability Discrimination Claim
Courtney Bru; McAfee & Taft A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
September 8, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014
Oklahoma consistently ranks at or near the top of all states when it comes to prescription drug abuse. The prescription rate for opioids (i.e., painkillers) in Oklahoma is among the highest in the nation, and the state also ranks high in terms of deaths by prescription drug overdose. Just last...

 

HTMLFor Goodness Sake! Taking Cause-Related Marketing Rules to Heart
Rachel Blue; McAfee & Taft A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
September 8, 2014, previously published on August 2014
Whether it’s an organization that is close to the CEO’s heart, a response to a local tragedy, or a PR move to distract from some unpleasant news, there are times when extending a helping hand can also help a company’s bottom line.

 

HTMLBrace For Medicaid Data Mining and Recoupment Demands
S. Gregory Frogge; McAfee & Taft A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
The federal Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) is escalating its war against Medicaid fraud and abuse, just as it has over the past years with Medicare. The OIG’s focus has turned to early prevention and detection, rather than “pay and chase.”

 

HTMLNew Action Steps for Employers and Their Health Plans
Brandon P. Long; McAfee & Taft A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014
On May 7, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed rules with amendments to the notice requirements under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA). The proposed amendments are intended to align the COBRA notice requirements with the Affordable Care Act...

 

HTMLTop Court Expands Universe of Employers Affected by Whistleblower Protections
Joshua W. Solberg; McAfee & Taft A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014
If you have never heard of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, you very likely own or work for a private company that is not publicly traded. Until recently, you had no reason to concern yourself with the Act.

 

HTMLHarassment-Free Workplace: Potential Harassers Not Limited to Employees
Charles S. Plumb; McAfee & Taft A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 19, 2014
Employers are well aware of their obligation to act promptly to stop harassment or discriminatory behavior in the workplace when it is committed by employees. But this obligation can be more extensive. Employers are required to maintain a harassment-free workplace, and that can mean addressing...

 

HTMLOklahoma Passes New Products Liability Statute Protecting Vigilant Manufacturers and Innocent Sellers
Jason A. McVicker; McAfee & Taft A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014
Product safety is a crucial priority in modern society. The federal government subjects many products designed, manufactured and sold within the United States to intense scrutiny. Manufacturers and sellers alike work hard to comply with a web of regulations. Unfortunately, this hard work does not...

 

HTMLLegislature Clarifies ‘Misconduct’ Definition for Denial of Unemployment Claims
Joshua A. Cline; McAfee & Taft A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 12, 2014
For the second time in two years, the Oklahoma Legislature has passed reform related to the definition of “misconduct” as defined in the Employment Security Act. The reform provides clarification to employers as to which employee actions may constitute misconduct so that the employee is...

 

HTMLEmployers Prohibited from Requiring Access to Social Media Accounts
Philip R. Bruce; McAfee & Taft A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 22, 2014
Employers are increasingly vetting applicants or keeping tabs on current employees by monitoring their personal online social media accounts, such as Facebook. Part of this trend is that employers are requesting or requiring applicants and employees to turn over their user names and passwords for...

 

HTMLNew FMLA Regs Mandate Poster Change by March 8
Nathan L. Whatley; McAfee & Taft A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2014, previously published on February 22, 2013
The U.S. Department of Labor’s recent issuance of final rules implementing important changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) includes a mandate requiring employers with 50 or more employees to display an updated poster titled “Employee Rights and Responsibilities Under the...

 


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