Category: business practice

Understanding and Developing an Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook “Oklahoma jurisprudence recognizes that an employee handbook may form the basis of an implied contract between an employer and its employees if four traditional contract requirements exist: 1) competent parties, 2) consent, 3) a legal object, and 4) consideration. Oklahoma case law has established two limitations on the scope of implied contracts through […]

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Understanding Wrongful Discharge

Wrongful Discharge “The doctrine of employment-at-will is firmly embedded in the common law of Oklahoma. Under this doctrine, an employee with an employment contract of indefinite duration is at liberty to leave his or her employment for any reason or no reason without incurring liability to the employer. Notions of fundamental fairness underlie the concept […]

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