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.
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 forthcoming notice-posting requirements for certain seasonal employers.
Updated to reflect forthcoming new hire requirements for seasonal employers.
Updated to reflect forthcoming requirements for seasonal employers.
Updated to reflect forthcoming legislation clarifying that franchisors are not employers for purposes of disputes with franchisees or the employees of franchisees.
An employer that voluntarily elects to be exempt from the state Administrative Workers' Compensation Act and become a qualified employer under the Oklahoma Employee Injury Benefit Act must provide notification to new hires or current employees at the time of designation as a qualified employer.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Oklahoma employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to the payment of wages.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Oklahoma employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.