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  • Friday, June 18, 2021
    Maintaining a diverse workforce is increasingly necessary for companies to be competitive and successful in the global marketplace. But what happens when diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives collide head-on with your obligation to accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs? Employers are facing such dilemmas with increasing frequency as they build and strengthen their efforts toward a diverse and equitable workplace.
  • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, many remote employees have no doubt strengthened their bonds with and emotional dependency on their pets and, in some cases, service animals. As a result, you should expect to see a surge in animal-related accommodation requests as workers return to their physical workplaces. Here are some ideas to help you properly prepare for the requests and mitigate the risks of an onset of disability discrimination claims.
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021
    To prepare for issues Oklahoma employers could face in the future, we monitor lawsuits filed in other states that present new, unique, or challenging claims. Keeping track of national trends makes you better equipped to address workplace challenges. A recent California lawsuit may offer a preview of pandemic-related claims you may encounter in your own state.
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    After dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year, we’ve seen a meteoric rise in unemployment compensation claims. As new jobless benefits programs come into play, fraud has become major problem with cost estimates ranging in the hundreds of billions of dollars. So, how can you and your company and employees prevent and respond to potential unemployment fraud?
  • Monday, June 14, 2021
    On May 17, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education’s (DOE) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced it will host public hearings on the Title IX final rule issued a little over a year ago and that went into effect on August 14, 2020. The announcement follows decades of heated debate over the role of educational institutions in preventing and addressing incidents of sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Friday, June 11, 2021
    Acronyms are quick and useful abbreviations that allow us to recall lists, speeches, important facts, or procedures through the use of one word or short phrase. Such shortcuts are common in the world of employment, too, and just as useful.
  • Thursday, June 10, 2021
    Q If an employee’s child joins the military and now has health coverage through the military, is he or she allowed to drop the child’s coverage outside of open enrollment?
  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021
    Q Can we ask employees if they have received the COVID-19 vaccine?
  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021
    It's hard to believe many of us have been working from home because of the COVID-19 outbreak for more than a year. In addition, many teleworkers have been operating on flexible schedules. The consistent question for employers is: How do we pay nonexempt employees working flexible schedules from home? Here is the answer (at least for now).
  • Monday, June 7, 2021
    The Biden administration recently unveiled its American Families Plan (AFP), an initiative focused on supporting children and families that includes making investments in education, extending tax cuts to lower- and middle-income workers, and making childcare more affordable. It also contains a proposal to create a national paid family and medical leave program.
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