Legal Articles & Updates

2016

Estate Planning for Family Businesses by Sheppard F. Miers, Jr.

The IRS has published very important new guidance on assuring employer sponsored pension and profit sharing plans qualify for tax exemption

A Summary of some of the Oklahoma Tax Law Changes by Sheppard F. Miers, Jr.

Internet Sales to Oklahomans Will Now be Subject to New Sales Tax Requirements

U.S. Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rules Announced

Update Your Employee Termination Review Checklist: Oklahoma Supreme Court Significantly Expanded the Burk Public Policy Tort Claim

Importance of Considering the Internet and “Digital Assets” in Estate Planning by Sheppard F. Miers, Jr. and Sara E. Barry

Sheppard F. Miers, Jr., gives an update of Oklahoma Tax Commission 2016 Proposed Administrative Rules Changes

Win for Wind on Taxes: Federal Income Tax Wind Farm Production Credit Extended for 2015 through 2019 by Sheppard F. Miers, Jr. and James M. Scears

2015

Sheppard F. Miers, Jr. Authors Oklahoma Chapter of The Property Tax Deskbook

Client Alert: Reminders for Public Companies on Cybersecurity by Tom C. Vincent, II

Tenth Circuit Addresses ERISA Limitations Provision in Class Action Decision by Renee DeMoss

Oklahoma Tax Commission Voluntary Compliance Initiative Tax Amnesty Program article by Sheppard F. Miers, Jr.

Sheppard F. Miers, Jr., Gives Update on Major Changes in IRS Qualified Retirement Plan Determination Letter Procedure Announced.

Sheppard F. Miers, Jr., gives an update of 2015 Oklahoma Tax Legislation.

Employer Found to Have Violated Consent Decree; Ordered to Pay EEOC’s Attorney Fees by Erin Dailey

Sheppard F. Miers, Jr., gives an update of the Oklahoma Tax Commission 2015 rules.

 

2014

Is Compensation Owed for All Employer-Required Activities? by Leslie L. Lynch

Tom Vincent discusses compliance services available to banks that belong to the Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma

Accommodation of Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs by Leslie L. Lynch

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE… by Jeff Curran

Gavel to Gavel: Creative compliance editorial by Tom Vincent in The Journal Record

Are You Sure It’s ERISA? By Renee DeMoss

Recent Changes to the Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions—Civil (Second) by Ron Ricketts.

Are you covered when an Employee Breaks Bad?

Employment Law Posters to be Displayed in the Workplace – Some New and Some Old by Leslie Lynch

IA Statement Income Tax Allocation Update.

Employers: You Can Manage the Affordable Care Act Without Cutting Employees’ Hours By David McKinney

Oklahoma Capital Gains Deduction Upheld by Oklahoma Supreme Court.

2014 Oklahoma Products Liability Reform Protects Sellers Significantly. Manufacturers Receive Less Relief.

Oklahoma Government Bodies May Not Consider Race, Sex, Ethnicity Or National Origin In Employment, Contracting, Or School Admissions. Article by Adam Doverspike.

Proposed Family And Medical Leave Enhancement Act Would Have Large Impact On Employers by Erin Dailey

Oklahoma Income Tax Reduction Ruled Unconstitutional by Sheppard “Mike” Miers, Jr.

 

2013

EEOC strikes out in Criminal Background and Credit Check Litigation.

Will the Supreme Court Change the Law on Limitations?

Does Someone Else Own the Oil, Gas and Mineral Rights Under Your Home? By Stephen Schuller.

The Social Media Merry Go Round by Timothy Carney.

Recent Supreme Court Decisions Could Prove Favorable For Oklahoma Business Climate.

Tort Reform in Oklahoma? AGAIN?? by Attorney Jeff Curran.

The Fundamentals of Initial Public Offerings.

New Non-Solicitation Statutory Amendment To Go Into Effect November 1, 2013. By Erin Dailey

Ron Ricketts Discusses Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards

Supreme Court Delivers Victory To Employers, But Dissent Calls Upon Congress To Act by Erin Dailey

Top 10 Considerations for Oil and Gas Asset Transfers

Oklahoma Supreme Court Strikes Down Tort Reform

PPACA/HIPAA Wellness Programs and Rewards Final Regulations Issued

Amending the Oklahoma model Tribal Gaming Compact

Taxpayer Appeal Rights Expanded in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Banks: Your Loan Officer May Not Be Exempt Under the FLSA.

Arbitration Clauses~Who Decides their Validity?

Non-Compete Agreements Must Be Narrowly Drafted.

Cost to reinstate discrimination plaintiff can establish amount in controversy for removal based on diversity.

FTC Announces Revised 2013 Thresholds for HSR Notification

Federal Appeals Court Interprets Section 16(b)’s Short-Swing Profits Rule Not Applicable to Trades Between Different Types of Equity Securities

Oklahoma Supreme Court Addresses Misrepresentation Statute.