The Labor and Employment practice at Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts is expansive, encompassing providing labor and employment advice for a company’s daily operations and providing litigation services to employees and employers alike.
The attorneys at Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts advise clients on every aspect touching the employer/employee relationship, including compliance with federal and state discrimination and anti-retaliation laws, wage and hour laws, FMLA rights and obligations, workplace safety, employee discipline, termination, reduction in force, employment contracts, employment restrictive covenants, employee handbooks, and workplace policies.
In addition to advising clients on relevant laws pertaining to the day-to-day employment relationship, the firm’s Labor & Employment attorneys are experienced litigators who represent employers and employees in litigation, including representation in both state and federal court, and representation in administrative proceedings before governmental agencies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office of Civil Rights Enforcement, and the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. The firm’s attorneys also have experience representing clients during governmental investigations conducted by state and federal departments of labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The attorneys at Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts work hard with clients to help minimize the legal risks inherent in navigating the employment relationship. By doing so, our attorneys help employers minimize the chance litigation will arise and, if litigation does arise, increase the chances a future dispute can be resolved quickly, efficiently, and successfully.
An employer must adhere to the Oklahoma Statutes governing drug and alcohol testing or it may face civil liability for failing to do so. Private employers are not limited to which categories of employees can be tested; however, employers are only allowed to conduct a...read more
Business owners, more often than not, try to abide by the maxim: “The customer is always right.” Abiding by that maxim, however, may land a business in the middle of a discrimination lawsuit filed by an employee. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits...read more
Employers have a legitimate interest in protecting their business as much as possible in case employees leave the company with business and client information. As such, not surprisingly, non-compete agreements are becoming commonplace in employment relationships....read more
Oklahoma has 186 new laws going into effect on November 1, 2014. This article will address just the statutes we might routinely encounter. This summary hits the high points; there’s too many new laws to get into detail. HB 2372 – prohibits employers from requiring...read more
The government likes tax money. Consequently, setting up a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation takes significantly more time, effort, and paperwork than forming a for-profit business entity. The rewards that come from gaining tax-exempt status, however, are well worth...read more
By Paula Quillin. Section 41 of the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Statute, 85 OKLA. STAT. § 341, prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee who files a workers' compensation claim. The statute provides: A. No employer may discharge or, except for...read more
By Paula Quillin. Beginning November 1, 2011, the Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act (OADA) will provide the exclusive remedy for discrimination in violation of the Act. The OADA prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, creed, age,...read more