Labor & Employment Practice

Representing clients in all workplace-related matters impacting their businesses.

The Labor & Employment Practice Group advises clients on all aspects of the employer/employee relationship. We handle compliance, administrative actions, alternative dispute resolution, and federal and state litigation arising out of single and multi-plaintiff cases:

EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

OCRE (Office of Civil Rights Enforcement)

Charges

Discrimination/harassment

Wrongful discharge

Retaliatory/constructive discharge

  • Race
  • Sex
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Marital status
  • Genetics

U.S./Oklahoma Dept. of Labor

Wage and hour

Overtime/minimum wage compliance

  • Proper classification of workers
  • Job descriptions/position audits
  • Overtime violations
  • Minimum wage violations

FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)

  • Policies and procedures
  • FMLA compliance
  • FMLA violations
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Retaliatory/constructive discharge

OESC (Oklahoma Employment Security Commission)

Experience rating

Unemployment claims

Independent contractor/employee classification

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

Workplace safety and health compliance

Workplace violence control plans

OSHA violations

Wrongful discharge

Retaliatory/constructive discharge

NLRB (National Labor Relations Board)

NLRA (National Labor Relations Act) compliance

Unfair labor practices

Representation cases

General Management for Employers

Human resources department support

Hiring

Discipline

Termination

Employee and management training

Internal investigations

Leave and health management

Corporate governance

Background checks

Preventative and best practices

Handbooks, Policies and Procedures, Agreements

Employee handbook

Drug and alcohol policies, compliance and testing

Confidentiality, non-solicitation, non-compete and assignment agreements

Employment agreements

Trade secret and confidential information

Management agreements

Executive compensation

Job descriptions

Privacy, e-communication, social media and data security

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

Affirmative action plans and compliance

OFCCP investigations

Workers’ Compensation

Compliance

Claims

Retaliatory/constructive discharge

Reductions in Force

WARN Act (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) compliance

OWBPA (Older Workers Benefit Protection Act) compliance

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