Posts made in February, 2010


Family Medical Leave


Posted By on Feb 27, 2010

You have to take time off work due to your own serious medical condition, or the serious medical condition of a spouse, parent or child or because you’ve just had a baby or adopted a child. Will the law help you keep your job? Answer: it depends. If you qualify, under the Family Medical Leave Act, FMLA, an “eligible” employee is entitled up to twelve (12) workweeks of unpaid leave due to a serious health condition that renders...

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RENTAL CAR?


Posted By on Feb 27, 2010

You’ve been in a car wreck due to the negligence of another and you are hurt, but what about your messed up car? Are you due a rental car while your car is being fixed, paid for by the responsible person’s insurer (not your insurance co.)? And, what if your car is a “total” loss, are you due a rental car until you find a new car? The law in Oklahoma might surprise you. First, let’s deal with a car that is...

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Minor Child’s Intentional Act


Posted By on Feb 27, 2010

I’ve had more than one case where a group of teens were having a party at a parent’s home, then someone was killed or seriously injured due to anger or intoxication. Who’s responsible for that death or injury? Its a complicated situation. One example: a group of teens are hanging out in a parent’s home and that parent had loaded guns in the house or alcohol or drugs in the home and the teen knows where they are...

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Can an employer harass, deny or fire you due to a Medical Leave? The answer: it depends. If you qualify, under the Family Medical Leave Act, FMLA, an “eligible” employee is entitled up to twelve (12) workweeks of unpaid leave due to a serious health condition that renders the employee unable to perform his/her job functions, the serious health condition of a spouse, parent, child, birth of a child or adoption of a child. You should...

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Oklahoma is what’s referred to as an “employment at will” state. Without a written employment contract (or union agreement), you can be fired for almost any reason – unless that reason violates a “Public Policy”. But, what is a Public Policy violation? There are several. One that stands out is being fired because you were injured on-the-job and: 1) your employer is worried you might file a...

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