Category: Employment Law

Most Frequently Requested Legal Issues Explained

In almost two decades of questions from the public at large, I have determined the top five issues people have that compel them to contact an attorney, & created a video for each. 5. Injuries. The public at large is concerned as it should be about what to do if injured. The answer to this […]

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Personal Safety: Active Shooters

Advice from the OK City Police Department Tracy Cinocca recently attended a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Course during a Tulsa County Bar Family Law Business Meeting at the OSU Tulsa Center. The speakers were from the Oklahoma City Police Department and gave a presentation titled: Active Shooter, Personal Safety and Domestic Abuse Issues. This blog highlights some of the […]

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Happy Father’s Day: Good Good Father

Strong male figures are important in any person’s life. For many, this figure is a child’s father, but for others, it may be a step parent, sibling, teacher, boss, friend, co-worker, other male figure, or even God, as aptly sung in Good Good Father. This is a perfect day to express gratitude for those influences. […]

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The Psychology of Litigation: Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Going to court can bring out stress. People do not always behave their best and it is usually one of the worst periods in a person’s life. Whether your lawsuit is against a formerspouse, employer, business partner, or another, it is not unusual for the pressure to push someone into an uncharacteristic mental state. This […]

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Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma: A Golden Rule Resource

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma “LASO” is an organization whose mission is “making equal justice for all a reality.” Established in 2001, as a result of the merger of Legal Aid Services of Western and Eastern Oklahoma, LASO is a registered nonprofit that provides civil legal assistance to low income individuals […]

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How to Choose a Lawyer Video

The first video I made several years ago is called “How to Choose A Lawyer.” Here is what I said which still applies.  First, you want to make sure that your attorney is qualified. Second, you want to see if you like the attorney’s personality and if you think they’re a good match for you. Third, you […]

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What To Do If You Are Being Treated Unfairly at Work?

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT- What To Do If You Are Being Treated Unfairly at Work One of the biggest complaints I hear is when an employee is upset with their employment situation because they feel they are being singled out or are not being treated fairly in the workplace – typically by a supervisor or co-worker. This is especially intolerable to […]

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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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U.S. Employee Discrimination Laws

Congress enacted a series of statutes in the 1960’s through the early 1990’s to control the pervasive problem of employment discrimination. These statutes include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 […]

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