Due to the overwhelming amount of employment law questions to our firm, Atkins & Markoff would like to provide some basic information via our website. This does not constitute legal advice. Our firm does not currently handle employment law issues and we cannot provide legal advice via phone calls or email at this time.
However, Tom Cummings, Attorney-at-Law, is available to answer your questions. Mr. Cummings is not affiliated with Atkins & Markoff, however, he is available to answer your emails. Please email Tom your questions at:
Oklahoma Employment Law FAQs
What is the FLSA?
The FLSA is the Fair Labor Standards Act, which establishes federal minimum wage and pay standards.
What is the FMLA?
The FMLA is the Family and Medical Leave Act, which governs the rights of employees to take leave from their job for certain reasons.
Who enforces employment law regulations?
The Department of Labor is a federal agency that governs many of the statutes that fall under employment law. However, other federal agencies enforce laws and regulations that affect employers and employees.
What is the current minimum wage?
As of 1997, federal minimum wage is $5.15 per hour. The state of Oklahoma follows these federal regulations.
What can I do if I have been victim of unfair wage practices?
If you have suffered from FLSA wage violations, it is important that you contact an understanding lawyer who can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Am I eligible for family and medical leave?
To be eligible for family and medical leave, you must be employed by a covered employer and work at a worksite within 75 miles of where the employer employs at least 50 people; have worked for the employer at least 12 months; and have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the date leave is to begin.
What should I do if I have been denied leave?
If you have wrongfully been denied family and medical leave, do not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney who can help you fight for justice.
What is EEO?
EEO is the acronym given to equal employment opportunity laws.
Who may be discriminated against under EEO laws?
Equal employment opportunity laws protect employees who have been discriminated against on the basis of age, sex, national origin, color, disability, or any other wrongful basis.
How can I be discriminated against?
It is illegal for your employer to discriminate during any aspect of employment. This includes the hiring and firing processes; transfer, layoff, promotion, or recall of employees; classification, compensation, or assignment; advertising of job openings; recruitment; testing; use of facilities; training programs; pay, disability leave, and retirement plans; fringe benefits; or other conditions and terms of employment.
What can I do if my EEO rights are violated?
If you have been discriminated against or your EEO rights have been violated, discuss your case with an attorney immediately.
What should I look for in an employment law attorney?
You should work with a lawyer who you are comfortable with and one who is professional and understanding of your situation. Employment law is very complex, so it is very important that the attorney you choose has extensive experience in this challenging field.