February Meeting - Thursday, February 20th

Please RSVP before 12pm on 02/18/20!   
RSVP here:  https://tinyurl.com/yar8q39s               

Join us Thursday, February 20th
At (our regular location)

For a session on: Navigating Oklahoma’s Medical Marijuana Laws in the Workplace

In June 2018, Oklahoma voters approved State Question 788, legalizing the use of medical marijuana for those with certain medical conditions.  This law went into effect August 30, 2019.  McAfee & Taft Labor & Employment attorney Paul Ross will discuss how these laws are affecting employer policies & drug testing procedures and ways for employers to maintain a safe workplace.

Paul Ross is a trial lawyer whose primary practice involves the representation of employers in labor and employment disputes.  His experience includes first-chair management of discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge matters in both federal and state courts, trail and appellate, as well as in arbitration and before governmental agencies.  He routinely represents employers in a wide variety of matters, including claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1946, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, The Fair Labor Standards Act and other federal and state laws governing employers.

Paul also provides training and on-demand advice to employers regarding litigation avoidance and assists in day-to-day planning and decision-making, discrimination and harassment investigation, development of policies and procedures, employment contracts, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, reduction-in-force, and alternatives to reductions-in-force.  His diverse client base includes municipalities and nonprofit organizations as well as companies engaged in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, energy, telecommunications, retail and business services.

Paul Previously served as leader of the firm’s Labor and Employment Group, one of the largest of its kind in the region.  He is a highly regarded speaker on issues in employment law, regularly addressing various human resource groups and management-level employees and is an editor and contributing author to the Oklahoma Employment Law Letter.  He has also provided training to other Oklahoma lawyers on employment law topics through the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Law of the Workplace program in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.


RSVP online by clicking on the following link: https://tinyurl.com/yar8q39s

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Lunch/Networking
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Presentation

Catered Lunch at a Cost of $15:
Entrée: Beef Lasagna, Sweet Corn, Glazed Carrots, Garlic Bread and Garden Salad
Dessert: Italian Cream Cake 
Drinks: Water, Iced Tea, and Assorted Soft Drinks

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