Employment and Labor Laws

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Employment and Labor Law Updates 2021


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


October

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


September

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


August

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


July

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


June

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


May

Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

Bill

Senate Bill 794

Summary

Relates to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission; relates to employment; modifies statutory language; deletes gender references; relates to filing; makes e-file preference for filing; requires notice for other filing methods; deletes statutory language; relates to claims; provides digital portal for claims; relates to benefits for nonprofit employers; exempts certain persons from certain benefits; relates to discharge for misconduct; modifies statutory language; relates to seasonal workers.

Enacted

05/05/2021

Effective Date

02/07/2022

Topics

Unemployment


Medical Marijuana

Bill

Senate Bill 862

Summary

Relates to medical marijuana; relates to smoking in certain public areas; designates certain property as smoke free; adds definition; relates to discrimination against licensed medical marijuana patients; specifies method of certain measurement; clarifies language.

Enacted

05/10/2021

Effective Date

11/01/2021

Topics

Discipline; Cannabis; Marijuana; Marijuana_card; Cannabis


Medical Marijuana

Bill

House Bill 2646

Summary

Relates to medical marijuana; relates to smoking in certain public areas; designates certain property as smoke free; adds definition; relates to discrimination against licensed medical marijuana patients; specifies method of certain measurement; clarifies language.

Enacted

05/28/2021

Effective Date

11/01/2021

Topics

Discipline; Cannabis; Marijuana; Marijuana_card; Cannabis


Workers Compensation Court of Existing Claims

Bill

Senate Bill 472

Summary

Relates to the Workers’ Compensation Court of Existing Claims; relates to cost of administering act and the Workers’ Compensation Court; directs apportionment of certain funds by the Oklahoma Tax Commission; authorizes employment of special judge for certain purposes; specifies compensation of special judge; updating statutory language; declares an emergency.

Enacted

05/28/2021

Effective Date

05/28/2021

Topics

Workers_Comp


Workers Compensation Court of Existing Claims

Bill

Senate Bill 472

Summary

Relates to the Workers’ Compensation Court of Existing Claims; relates to cost of administering act and the Workers’ Compensation Court; directs apportionment of certain funds by the Oklahoma Tax Commission; authorizes employment of special judge for certain purposes; specifies compensation of special judge; updating statutory language; declares an emergency.

Enacted

05/28/2021

Effective Date

05/28/2021

Topics

Workers_Comp


April

School Support Employees

Bill

Senate Bill 807

Summary

Relates to school support employees; relates to benefits for teachers and other school personnel; directs that support employees be entitled to pay for certain lost time; provides an effective date; declares an emergency.

Enacted

04/21/2021

Effective Date

04/20/2021

Topics

Support_employee; Emergency; Boards_of_Education; School_districts


Workers Compensation

Bill

House Bill 2026

Summary

Relates to workers’ compensation; relates to the Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act; modifies definition; provides an effective date.

Enacted

04/22/2021

Effective Date

11/01/2021

Topics

Workers_Comp


School Employees

Bill

Senate Bill 121

Summary

Relates to school employees; directs each school district board of education to adopt certain policy for school district employees who are lactating; requires each school district to make a reasonable effort to provide certain room or other location for an employee to express milk or breastfeed a child; provides for codification; provides an effective date; declares an emergency.

Enacted

04/22/2021

Effective Date

04/21/2021

Topics

Breastfeeding; Express_milk; Nursing_mothers; Rest_break; School_districts


March

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


February

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


January

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.

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