Is your business covered by federal employment law?

In Friday’s post, I covered what types of conduct are regulated or prohibited by Federal Employment Law. The focus today is a critical one:

What Oklahoma employers are covered by Federal Employment Law?

Most employers with at least 15 full-time employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees for the age discrimination statute). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.

What Oklahoma employers covered by Oklahoma law?

Yet, be cautious because if your business is not covered by federal employment statutes, there may be a state statute that covers you.  For example, in Oklahoma, the Discrimination Act prohibits a business of any size from discriminating against an employee based on an employee’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information or disability.  There are several types of businesses that are exempt from the Discrimination Act including a religious corporation, association, or society, Native American tribes or a bona fide membership clubs that are exempt from taxation under Internal Revenue Service Law.

Posted by Shawn Roberts

On this blog, I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. My focus and most experience is in estate planning and business issues including Oklahoma non-compete law. I make a living as an attorney in the law firm I founded, Shawn J. Roberts, P.C. in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with my wife Amy and my two children, Sam (19) and David (11). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."

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