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Recruiting: Oklahoma

Recruiting requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Alan L. Rupe and Aaron Sauerwein, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Oklahoma regulates an employer's use of job-related notices or advertisements to prevent unlawful discrimination. See Job Notices or Advertisements.
  • In some instances, an employer may be subject to liability for breach of a promise made to an employee during recruiting. See Employment At-Will, False Representations.
  • Oklahoma is among the states that make E-Verify compliance mandatory for public employers, as well as private employers with government contracts, to confirm the immigration status of all new hires. See E-Verify/Undocumented Workers.
  • Employers in Oklahoma cannot require a job applicant to abstain from smoking or using tobacco products during nonworking hours. See Smokers' Rights.
  • Oklahoma requires employers with English-only rules to show that the rule is justified by business necessity. See English-Only Rules.