CHAMBER BLUE JOIN

human resources and labor law

Purpose 

Ensure Oklahoma employers are competing on a level playing field with other states when it comes to the laws and regulations they have to comply with, particularly in the area of employment law.  

2019 Legislative Initiatives

  • Support stronger regulations that require unemployed individuals to actively be looking for work in order to collect unemployment compensation benefits

  • Support statutory penalties for unemployment compensation fraud that parallel those for workers’ compensation fraud 

  • Oppose all statutory mandates, either state or federal, as they relate to employer/employee relationships

  • Oppose all efforts to force businesses to provide paid leave above what is currently required by federal law

  • Support business protections and property owners' rights regarding medical

  • Support business and property owners’ rights to regulate the possession of weapons on their property 

  • Oppose efforts to lower the small business exemption from 50 to 25 or fewer employees

  • Oppose efforts to divert unemployment compensation trust money to pay for family medical leave

  • Support the “mirroring” of federal law on wage and hour laws

  • Oppose any federal or state legislative or regulatory measures that will interfere with an employer’s and employee’s freedom to contract, including efforts to pass the Arbitration Fairness Act

  • Support the Society for Human Resource Management’s recommended reforms of the Fair Labor Standards Act

  • Support efforts to allow an employer to pay overtime only when an 80-hour bi-weekly work schedule is exceeded

  • Oppose any attempt to limit the definitions of “exempt employee” or otherwise expand employee eligibility for overtime

  • Support allowing employers the option of granting compensatory time in lieu of payment for overtime  
     

RESEARCH & RESOURCES

Medical Marijuana and the 2019 Legislative Session Issue Brief
Medical Marijuana Fact Sheet (2018)
Issue Brief: Right To Work (2017)
2016 Accountability for a Competitive Economy (ACE) Book

 

 

JOIN committee

 

Staff Contact:
Adria Berry

Adria Berry photo
 

EMAIL AdriA


Committee Chair:
Stephanie Phipps
Vice President Human Resources, Mustang Fuel Corporation


Committee Vice Chair:
Courtney Warmington
Fuller, Tubb, Bickford & Krahl

 

 



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