Oklahoma is an employer-friendly state. In a lot of ways, this state’s laws mimic or do not add to federal law. However, there are some exceptions to this. Notably, the state does have a mini-COBRA law.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Oklahoma.
Updated to reflect notice-posting requirements for certain seasonal employers, effective November 1, 2016.
Updated to reflect new hire requirements for seasonal employers, effective November 1, 2016.
Updated to incorporate the seasonal employment provisions of the Employment Security Act, effective November 1, 2016.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Several states have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to nullify new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect December 1.
In Vasquez v. Dillard's, Inc., the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down the state Employee Injury Benefit Act (Opt Out Act), which allows employers to opt out of the state workers' compensation system.
Updated to include information on Vasquez v. Dillard's, Inc., which concerns the legality of the Oklahoma Employee Injury Benefit Act (EIBA).
Updated to reflect legislation clarifying that franchisors are not employers for purposes of disputes with franchisees or the employees of franchisees.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Oklahoma employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.