Tag: Oklahoma

Voting Leave Law On May 6, 2019, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed legislation (S.B. 58) amending the state’s voting time law by mandating that employees who are registered voters are entitled to two hours of paid time off to vote, subject to the following: The voting time will be allowed on the day of the…

Medical Marijuana Act On March 13, 2019, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed legislation (H.B. 2612) creating the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act (MMPPA) and modifying the Oklahoma Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act. Under the MMPPA, and unless otherwise required by federal law or required to obtain federal funding, employers may…

Medicinal Marijuana Legalized On June 26, 2018, Oklahoma voters passed State Question 788 legalizing the licensed cultivation, use, and possession of marijuana for medicinal purposes. According to the law, which will be located at Okla. Stat. tit. 63, § 425: Unless a failure to do so would cause an employer to imminently lose a monetary…

Question: One of our employees failed a drug test and entered the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). He passed a drug test and was allowed to return to work, then failed his first random drug test and his employment was terminated. The Oklahoma state unemployment office has asked us to respond to his request for unemployment and…