Employment Law Compliance Training for HR and Executives

HC3000: Employer Obligations Under HIPAA

In this presentation, McAfee & Taft healthcare attorney Patricia Rogers addresses what, if any, obligations an employer under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, commonly referred to as “HIPAA,” governs the use and disclosure of an individual’s health information by certain covered entities, which includes health plans. Topics include: Are you a…

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LE3001: At-Will Employment

In this presentation, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Paul Ross discusses the policy of “at-will employment,” defines what this default rule of employment means, explains the very important right it affords both employer and employee, and outlines the limitations that go along with it. Topics include: Definition of “at-will employment” Alternatives to at-will…

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LE3004: Common Wage and Hour Issues

In this presentation, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Courtney Bru discusses some common wage and hour issues, and the unique position human resources personnel are in to eliminate many of these issues by responding and resolving them quickly, before they impact multiple employees over a long period of time. Topics include: Work-related travel…

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LE3010: The Value of Employment Law Training

In this presentation, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Paul Ross seeks to help employers, executives and human resources professionals evaluate the need for employment law training inside your organization. Can you justify the time and expense associated with that training? What are the benefits of making that investment, and how will you know…

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LE3015: Drug Testing in Oklahoma

In this presentation, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Paul Ross educates business owners, executives, and HR professionals about the intricacies of Oklahoma’s unique drug and alcohol testing laws. He discusses the legal reasons that a drug and alcohol testing program should be considered, the details of Oklahoma’s statute, and issues of federal law…

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LE3016: Protesting Unemployment Claims in Oklahoma

In this presentation, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Courtney Bru discusses protesting unemployment claims, the ways an employee can be disqualified from receiving unemployment compensation, and what circumstances may not disqualify them. Topics include: Leaving voluntarily without “good cause” Discharged for “misconduct” Discharged related to workplace drug and alcohol testing Circumstances which do not disqualify Protesting…

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LE3017: Arbitration — Alternative to Court Litigation

In this presentation, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Paul Ross looks at workplace arbitration programs, discussing what arbitration is, what its positives are and what the negatives are, and how it can serve employers as an alternative to expensive court litigation. Topics include: Problems with the jury trial system Implementing an arbitration system…

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LE3018: Interviewing and Hiring

In this presentation, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Roberta Fields outlines best practices for managers, executives and human resources professionals throughout the hiring process — from starting with a good job description to the search process to screening applicants to interviewing to making an offer. Topics include: Starting with the job description Search…

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LE3019: Internal Investigations

In this presentation, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Roberta Fields discusses how to properly handling internal complaints or concerns, including determining whether or not to investigate as well as whether or not to use outside investigators, the investigation process, conducting interviews, and issues of confidentiality. Topics include: To investigate or not Conducting an…

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LE3020: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression

In this presentation, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Roberta Fields discusses the growing awareness about the issue of workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Topics include: Existing laws and current trends When it becomes an issue Transgender discrimination Gender stereotyping discrimination Best practices The issue of…

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LE3021: Protecting company confidential info and trade secrets under DTSA

In this presentation, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Phil Bruce discusses the new federal law called the Defend Trade Secrets Act, or DTSA, that helps companies protect their confidential information and trade secrets, including several important new remedies as well as its immunity provisions, and he explains what steps you need to take…

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LE3101: FMLA — Notification Requirements

In this presentation, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Charlie Plumb covers employer obligations regarding notification requirements under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including the responsibility to provide to employees information about their FMLA rights and responsibilities. Topics include: General information about FMLA When FMLA notification requirements begin Initial notice of eligibility,…

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LE3102: FMLA — Medical Certification

In this presentation, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Charlie Plumb covers employer obligations regarding medical information requirements under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), designed to provide mechanisms for employers to administer and monitor FMLA leave in a fair and effective manner. Topics include: Employer’s right to request medical certification The medical…

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Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma (for HR and executives)

In this presentation for human resources professionals and executives, McAfee & Taft employment attorney Paul Ross discusses the foundations of the Oklahoma medical marijuana system, the new protections it creates for employees and the limits of those protections, and how those protections interact with drug testing laws, unemployment laws, and the workers’ compensation system. We discuss how…

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