Oklahoma Employment and Labor Law Updates 2023


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

Paid Leave for State Employees

Bill

Senate Bill 16 (2023-2024: Special Session)

Summary

Relates to paid leave for State employees; provides that the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, in adopting new rules, amending rules and repealing rules, shall ensure that the specified provisions are incorporated, including, among other things, that eligible employees shall be entitled to paid maternity leave.

Enacted

06/02/2023

Effective Date

To be determined.

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


May

Opioid Substitution Treatment Programs

Bill

House Bill 2686 (2023-2024)

Summary

Relates to substance abuse services; creates the Hannah Mckenzie Act of 2023; relates to opioid substitution treatment programs; requires opioid substitution treatment programs to comply with certain federal requirements; requires drug abuse testing to be directly observed; broadens grounds for certain penalties; relates to establishment of physician-patient relationship through telemedicine; adds exception to certain restriction.

Enacted

05/15/2023

Effective Date

05/15/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


State Professional Employer Organization Recognition

Bill

Senate Bill 638 (2023-2024)

Summary

Relates to the State Professional Employer Organization Recognition and Registration Act; relates to registration; requires electronic submission of registration application; extends time period for the submission of a financial statement; requires electronic submission of a change in name, address, or contact information by certain time; prescribes a fee; removes provisions for initial registration; modifies provisions for renewal of registration; increases time frame for renewal.

Enacted

05/08/2023

Effective Date

11/01/2023

Topics

Industry: PEO


Medical Marijuana

Bill

House Bill 2095 (2023-2024)

Summary

Relates to medical marijuana; relates to taxes on retail sales of medical marijuana; provides for the permanent revocation of medical marijuana business license for nonpayment of taxes; relates to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act; allows the Authority to enter into memorandums of understanding with State agencies; provides certain State agencies investigative and enforcement authority relating to medical marijuana business licenses; grants certain agencies peace officer powers.

Enacted

05/03/2023

Effective Date

11/01/2023

Topics

Claims_and_Penalties: Fines, Misdemeanor; Employment_relations: Hiring, Legal_work_status; Industry: Marijuana


Civil Service and Human Capital Modernization

Bill

House Bill 1794 (2023-2024)

Summary

Relates to public finance; relates to the Civil Service and Human Capital Modernization Act; allows for additional documentation or witnesses for disciplinary actions under certain circumstances; provides for the designation of the status of employees; provides for powers and duties of the Human Capital Management Administrator; authorizes promulgation of rules; provides an effective date.

Enacted

05/02/2023

Effective Date

11/01/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


April

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


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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