Oklahoma

 


(1) The purpose of the act is to promote employment security by increasing opportunities for placement through the maintenance of a system of public employment offices and to provide through...


As a guide to the interpretation and application of this act, the public policy of this state is declared to be as follows: Economic insecurity due to unemployment is a serious menace to...


A. The Legislature reserves the right to amend or repeal all or any part of the Employment Security Act at any time and there shall be no vested private right of any kind against such amendment...


This act being a general act intended as a unified coverage of its subject matter, no part of it shall be deemed to be impliedly repealed by subsequent legislation if such construction...


A. The term employer shall include any Indian tribe for which service in employment is performed, as defined in the Employment Security Act of 1980. B. The term employment shall...


The words and phrases used in this act shall, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, have the meanings prescribed in Part 2 of this article. ...


EXTENDED BASE PERIOD. If an individual lacks sufficient base period wages because of a job-related injury for which the individual received total...


ALTERNATIVE BASE PERIOD. Alternative Base Period means the most recent four (4) completed calendar quarters immediately preceding the first day of an individual's benefit year. In the...


Benefits mean the money payments payable to an individual as provided in this act with respect to his unemployment, including extended benefits. The federal share of such extended benefits...


Benefit year with respect to any individual means the one-year period beginning with the first day of the first week with respect to which the individual first files a valid claim for...


Calendar quarter means the period of three (3) consecutive calendar months ending on March 31, June 30, September 30, or December 31, or the equivalent thereof as the Commission may...


Contributions mean the money payments, including taxes and reimbursements, required by this act to be paid into the Unemployment Compensation Fund by an employer. ...


EMPLOYER. Employer means: (1) Any employing unit, except as provided under paragraphs (10) and (11) of this section, which: (a) For...


MOTOR CARRIER NOT EMPLOYER OF LESSOR OR DRIVER. In no event will a motor carrier be determined to be the employer of a lessor as defined in Section 166a or 230.29 of Title 47 of the...


EMPLOYING UNIT. Employing unit means any individual or type of organization, including any partnership, association, trust, estate, joint stock company, insurance company or...


LESSOR EMPLOYING UNIT. A. Lessor employing unit means any independently established business entity which engages in the business of providing leased employees to any other employer,...


EMPLOYMENT. Employment means: (1) Any service, including service in interstate commerce, performed by: (a) any officer of a corporation; or (b) any individual...


Employment office means a free public employment office or branch thereof operated by this or any other state as a part of a state-controlled system of public employment offices or by a...


(1) Fund means the Unemployment Compensation Fund established by this act. (2) Employment Security Administration Fund means the fund established by this act from which...


Hospital means any hospital required to be licensed under the Public Health Code, Sections 101 et seq. of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, and includes state mental hospitals and any...


Institution of higher education means an educational institution which: (1) Admits as regular students only individuals having a certificate of graduation from a high school, or...


Insured work means employment for employers as defined by this act. ...


State includes, in addition to the states of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. ...


UNEMPLOYED. An individual shall be deemed unemployed with respect to any week during which he performed no services and with respect to which no wages are payable to him, or with respect to...


WAGES. Wages means all remuneration for services from whatever source, including commissions and bonuses and the cash value of all remuneration in any medium other than cash, and...


Wages paid means wages actually paid to the worker; provided, however, that in the event of any distribution of an employer's assets through insolvency, receivership, composition, assignment...


Week means such period of seven (7) consecutive days, as the Commission may by regulation prescribe. ...


BENEFIT WAGES. Benefit wages means the wages earned by a claimant during the claimant's base period which are not in excess of the current maximum weekly benefit amount, as determined...


FILE. For the purposes of Sections 2-503, 2-505, 2-603, 2-606, 3-102, 3-106, 3-111, 3-202, 3-203, 3-301, 3-305, 3-310, 3-805, 3-806, and 3-809 of this title, the term file, files,...


SUPPLEMENTAL UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT PLAN. A. Supplemental unemployment benefit plan means a plan that provides for an employer to make payments to its employees during a temporary layoff...


Other definitions applicable to extended benefits and the sections in which they appear are: Eligibility period--Section 2-711 Exhaustee--Section 2-712 Extended...


Other definitions in this act and the sections in which they appear are: Crew leader--Section 1-210(5)(d) American employer--Section 1-210(9)(d) United...

 

 

The provisions of this part shall be applicable to the computation of benefits under this act. ...


Any benefit amount, any maximum benefit amount, or any payment amount computed under the provisions of this article that is not a multiple of One Dollar ($ 1.00) shall be computed to the...


BENEFITS PAID FROM FUND. All benefits provided herein shall be payable from the fund. All benefits shall be paid through employment offices in accordance with such rules as the Commission...


COMPUTATION OF BENEFIT AMOUNT. A. The weekly benefit amount of an individual shall be an amount equal to one twenty-third ( 1/23 ) of the taxable wages paid to the individual during that...


WAGES SUBTRACTED FROM BENEFIT AMOUNT. Each eligible individual who is unemployed with respect to any week ending after July 1, 1994, shall be paid with respect to such week a benefit in...


MAXIMUM BENEFIT AMOUNT. An otherwise eligible individual shall be entitled during any benefit year to a total amount of benefits equal to whichever is the lesser of: 1. Twenty-six (26)...


BENEFITS--PORTION OF A WEEK. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this act, the Commission may by rule prescribe that the existence of unemployment, eligibility for benefits and the amount...


BENEFITS-APPROVED TRAINING. A. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no otherwise eligible individual shall be denied benefits for any week because the individual is in training...


No individual may receive benefits in a benefit year unless, subsequent to the beginning of the next preceding benefit year during which he received benefits, he performed service and...


The provisions of this part apply to eligibility to receive benefits under this act. ...


An unemployed individual shall be eligible to receive benefits with respect to any week only if the Commission finds that he satisfies the provisions of this Part 2. ...


REGISTRATION EMPLOYMENT. The unemployed individual must register for work at and thereafter continue to report at an employment office in accordance with such rules as the Commission...


The unemployed individual must be able to perform work duties in keeping with his education, training and experience. He must also be available to seek and accept work at any time and may not...


The unemployed individual must have been unemployed for a waiting period of one (1) week. No week shall be counted as a week of unemployment for the purposes of this section: (1) Unless...


WAGE REQUIREMENT DURING BASE PERIOD. A. The unemployed individual, during the individual's base period, shall have been paid wages for insured work of not less than: 1. One Thousand...


(1) Effective January 1, 1978, benefits shall not be paid on the basis of services performed by an alien unless such alien is an individual who was lawfully admitted for permanent residence at...


Benefits based on service in employment defined in paragraphs (2), (3) or (4) of Section 1-210 of this title, including any federally operated educational institutions, shall be payable in...


Any agreement by an individual to waive, release, or commute his rights to benefits or any other rights under this act shall be void. Any agreement by any individual in the employ of any person...


(1) No individual claiming benefits shall be charged fees or costs of any kind in any proceeding under this act by the Board of Review, the Commission, or its representatives, or by any court...


ASSIGNMENTS VOID, EXEMPTION FROM PROCESS. No assignment, pledge, or encumbrance of any right to benefits which are or may become due or payable under the Employment Security Act of 1980...


Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 2-301 and 2-303 of Title 40 of the Oklahoma Statutes, nothing shall be construed to prohibit the deduction of an amount from unemployment...


DEDUCTION OF INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX WITHHOLDINGS. Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 2-301 and 2-303 of this title, nothing shall be construed to prohibit the deduction of an...


FRAUD. A. If the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission determines that any individual has made a false statement or representation or has failed to disclose a material fact in violation...


An individual shall be disqualified for benefits for leaving his last work voluntarily without good cause connected to the work, if so found by the Commission. Disqualification under...


A. For the purposes of this section: 1. Temporary help firm means a firm that hires its own employees and assigns them to clients to support or supplement the client's work force in...


DETERMINING GOOD CAUSE. Good cause for voluntarily leaving work under Section 2-404 of this title may include, among other factors, the following: 1. A job working condition that had...


An individual shall be disqualified for benefits if he has been discharged for misconduct connected with his last work, if so found by the Commission. Disqualification under this section...


An employee discharged on the basis of a refusal to undergo drug or alcohol testing or a confirmed positive drug or alcohol test conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Standards...


(1) In determining whether or not any work is suitable for an individual, there shall be considered among other factors and in addition to those enumerated in Section 2-409 the length of...


Notwithstanding any other provisions of this act, no work shall be deemed suitable and benefits shall not be denied under this act to any otherwise eligible individual for refusing to accept...


(1) An individual shall be disqualified to receive benefits for any week with respect to which the Commission finds that his unemployment is due to a stoppage of work which exists at the...


RETIREMENT PAYMENTS. (1) Except for any payment or benefit payment made pursuant to the federal Social Security Act, an individual shall be disqualified for benefits for any week which begins in...


An individual shall be disqualified for benefits for any week with respect to which or a part of which he has received or is seeking unemployment benefits under an unemployment compensation law...


No inmate of the State Department of Corrections shall during confinement be eligible to receive benefits under this act. ...


Nothing in this act shall prohibit pregnant women, who otherwise qualify for benefits under this title, from receiving said benefits for the full number of weeks to which they are entitled. ...


Benefits shall not be paid to any individual on the basis of any services, substantially all of which consist of participating in sports or athletic events or training or preparing to...


SEEK AND ACCEPT WORK-WEEK OF OCCURRENCE DISQUALIFICATION. An individual shall be disqualified to receive benefits for each week in which the individual shall have failed to do any of...


SEEK AND ACCEPT WORK-INDEFINITE DISQUALIFICATION. A. An individual shall be disqualified to receive benefits for the full period of unemployment next ensuing after the individual shall have...


This part applies to procedures for benefits. ...


POSTING OF INFORMATION. Each employer shall post and maintain in places readily accessible to individuals in his employ printed statements concerning benefit rights, claims for benefits and...


CLAIMS, NOTICES AND OBJECTIONS. A. Claims for benefits shall be made in accordance with such rule as the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission may prescribe. B. Promptly after...


A determination upon a claim for benefits shall be made promptly by a representative of the Commission. It shall include a statement as to whether and in what amount claimant is entitled...


Whenever any claim involves the application of the provisions of Section 2-410, the representative of the Commission first considering the claim shall, if so directed by the Commission,...


The Commission may reconsider a determination only when it finds that an error in computation or identity has occurred in connection therewith, or that wages of the claimant pertinent to...


NOTICE OF DETERMINATIONS. Notice of a determination upon a claim shall be given promptly to the claimant by delivery thereof or by mailing such notice to the claimant's last-known address....


This part applies to appeals from determinations of the Commission or its representatives to its appeals tribunal, to appeals from decisions of its appeals tribunal to the Board of Review and...


(1) The Executive Director, with approval by the Commission, shall appoint one or more referees who shall constitute the appeal tribunal. The referees shall act under the direct supervision of...


APPEAL TRIBUNAL. The claimant or any other party entitled to notice of a determination may file an appeal from such determination with the appeal tribunal within ten (10) days after the...


The parties shall be promptly notified of such referee's decision and shall be furnished with a copy of the decision, including the findings and conclusions in support thereof. Such decision...


The Board of Review shall review the record on such further appeal filed by any of the parties entitled to notice on a determination. The Board of Review may conduct a formal hearing upon...


RULES AND PROCEDURES IN APPEALS. The Board of Review and appeal referees shall conduct any hearing or appeal in such manner as to ascertain the substantial rights of the parties. The Board...


Except insofar as reconsideration of any determination is had under Section 2-506, any right, fact, or matter in issue, directly passed upon or necessarily involved in a determination...


The final decisions of the Board of Review, or of a referee, and the principles of law declared in arriving at such decision, unless expressly or impliedly overruled by a later decision of...


(1) Within the ten (10) days after the day a notice of decision of the Board of Review is mailed to the parties, the Commission, or any party to the proceedings before the Board of Review,...


The Commission shall be a party to and entitled to notice in any proceeding involving a claim for benefits before a referee or the Board of Review. In any proceeding for judicial review...


Benefits shall be promptly paid on any claim in accordance with a determination or redetermination or the decision of a referee, the Board of Review or a reviewing court upon the issuance of...


BENEFIT OVERPAYMENTS. An overpayment of unemployment benefits shall be classified in one of three ways with recovery and recoupment to be conducted as follows: 1. Fraud overpayment:...


WAIVER OF APPEAL TIME. The ten-day time period provided for appeals pursuant to the provisions of the Employment Security Act of 1980, Section 1-101 et seq. of this title, may be waived for...


Any interest, or any portion thereof, that accrues pursuant to the provisions of Section 2-613 of Title 40 of the Oklahoma Statutes, may be waived by the Oklahoma Employment Security...


If the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission or its representative determines that an individual has been overpaid unemployment benefits pursuant to paragraph 1 or 2 of Section 2-613 of Title...


LEVY ON INCOME AND MONETARY ASSETS. A. As used in this section, the following words have the following meanings: 1. Bank means any state bank or banking association, national bank...


The words and phrases used in this part shall, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, have the meanings prescribed in this part. ...


The provisions of this part shall apply to the extended benefits program. ...


Extended benefit period means a period which shall: (1) begin with the third week after the first week for which there is a state on indicator; and (2) end with either of...


STATE ON INDICATOR. There is a state on' indicator for this state for a week if the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission determines, in accordance with the regulations of...


STATE OFF INDICATOR. There is a state off' indicator for this state for a week if the Commission determines, in accordance with the regulations of the Secretary of Labor of the...


Rate of insured unemployment, for purposes of Sections 2-706 and 2-707 of this title, means the percentage derived by dividing: (1) the average weekly number of weeks claimed for weeks...


Regular benefits mean benefits payable to an individual under this act, or under any other state law, including dependents' allowances and benefits payable to federal civilian employees and...


Extended benefits mean benefits, including benefits payable to federal civilian employees and to ex-servicemen pursuant to 5 U.S.C. Chapter 85, payable to an individual under the provisions...


Eligibility period of an individual for extended benefits means the period consisting of the weeks in his benefit year as defined by this act, which begin in an extended benefit period and,...


A. Exhaustee means an individual who, with respect to any week of unemployment in his eligibility period: (1) has received, prior to such week, all the regular benefits payable to...


State law means the unemployment insurance law of any state, approved by the Secretary of Labor of the United States under Section 3304 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. ...


EXTENDED BENEFITS. Except when the result would be inconsistent with the other provisions of this section, as provided in the rules of the Commission, the provisions of this act which apply...


ELIGIBILITY FOR EXTENDED BENEFITS. A. An individual shall be eligible to receive extended benefits with respect to any week of unemployment in the eligibility period of the individual only...


The total extended benefit amount payable to any eligible individual with respect to his applicable benefit year shall be the least of the following amounts: (1) fifty percent (50%) of...


Whenever an extended benefit period is to become effective in this state, as a result of a state on indicator, or an extended benefit period is to be terminated in this state as a result...


Computations required by the provisions of this part shall be made by the Commission, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Labor of the United States. ...


In the administration of the provisions of this part which are enacted to conform with the requirements of the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, and the...


Notwithstanding any other provisions of this act no employer shall be liable for payments in lieu of contributions with respect to extended benefit payments which are wholly reimbursed to...


Reimbursement of the federal share shall be deposited in the Unemployment Compensation Fund created by this act. ...


The provisions of this act applicable to recovery of overpayments, including restitution and offset, shall apply to overpayments of extended benefits. If there is recovery of extended...


If the benefit year of any individual ends within an extended benefit period, the remaining balance of extended benefits that the individual would be entitled to receive in that extended...


A. Beginning October 1, 1982, any individual filing a new claim for unemployment compensation shall, at the time of filing such claim, disclose whether or not the individual owes child...


REPORTS BY EMPLOYERS TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION - NEW HIRE REGISTRY. A. Employers doing business in the State of Oklahoma shall report to the Oklahoma Employment Security...


FOOD STAMPS OVERISSUANCES. A. An individual filing a new claim for unemployment compensation shall, at the time of filing the claim, disclose whether or not he...


(1) The provisions of this Article 3 apply to the payment of contributions by employers. (2) The provisions of this Part 1 apply to employers other than employers who are subject to Part...


CONTRIBUTIONS. A. Contributions shall accrue and become payable by each employer for each calendar year in which the employer is subject to this act, with respect to wages for employment....


COMPUTATION-PERCENTAGE OF WAGES PAYABLE. Beginning January 1, 1996, each employer, unless otherwise prescribed in Sections 3-104, 3-111, 3-112, 3-701 or 3-801 of this title, shall...


For each calendar year commencing after December 31, 1941, the contribution rate of each employer who has had three (3) years of compensation experience shall be determined by the fund's...


BENEFIT WAGES-YEAR CHARGED. When in any benefit year a claimant is paid benefits for his or her fifth compensable week of unemployment or is paid benefits as defined in paragraph (3) of...


RELIEF FROM BENEFIT WAGES CHARGED-ADDENDUM. The benefit wages charged to an employer for a given calendar year shall be the total of the benefit wages stated in the...


The benefit wage ratio of each employer shall be a percentage equal to the total of his benefit wages for the most recent three (3) consecutive completed calendar years divided by his...


STATE EXPERIENCE FACTOR. The total benefits paid from the Fund for the most recent three (3) consecutive completed calendar years, less all amounts credited to the Fund other than...


The contribution rate for each employer for each calendar quarter after December 31, 1983, to be applied to his current payroll shall be in accordance with the following table based upon the...


RATE REDUCTION. Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 3-103, 3-109, 3-110 and 3-113 of this title, for the time period beginning July 1, 1998, and ending December 31, 2001, the...


RATE REDUCTION FOR COMPUTER FUND ASSESSMENT. Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 3-103, 3-109, 3-110, and 3-113 of Title 40 of the Oklahoma Statutes, for the time period beginning July...


MINIMUM CONTRIBUTIONS. No employer's rate shall be less than the greater of one percent (1%) or the average contribution rate paid by all employers during the second year preceding the...


ACQUIRING EMPLOYERS. A. Any employing unit, whether or not an employing unit at the time of the acquisition, which acquires substantially all of the trade, organization, business, or assets of...


For each calendar year commencing after December 31, 1954, for those employers who have had less than three (3) but at least one (1) year of compensation experience, the Commission shall...


CONDITIONAL FACTORS. For each calendar year commencing after December 31, 1977, except for those employers with a benefit wage ratio of zero (0) and as otherwise provided in this section,...


ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL CONDITION OF FUND-SURCHARGE. Prior to the beginning of each calendar quarter, the Commission shall prepare an estimate of the financial condition of the fund for the...


PROTEST OF DETERMINATIONS. A. If a determination is made by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission on any aspect of an employer's account, and a method...


Except as provided in Section 3-203, any employing unit which is or becomes an employer subject to this act within any calendar year shall be deemed to be an employer during the whole of...


Termination of coverage with respect to 1977 or prior years shall be determined in accordance with provisions applicable to those years. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3-203, an...


ELECTION BY EMPLOYER. A. An employing unit, not otherwise subject to the Employment Security Act of 1980, which files with the Oklahoma Employment...


PENALTY AND INTEREST ON PAST-DUE CONTRIBUTIONS. A. If contributions are not paid on the date on which they are due and payable as prescribed by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission,...


COLLECTIONS. A. If any employer defaults in any payment of contributions, interest, penalty or fees thereon, the amount due may be collected by civil action in the name of the State of...


PRIORITIES UNDER LEGAL DISSOLUTIONS OR DISTRIBUTIONS. In the event of any distribution of an employer's assets pursuant to an order of any court or under the laws of this state, including...


REFUNDS. If not later than three (3) years after the date on which a specific report or return was required to be filed, an employer, who has paid all amounts owing for that specific quarter,...


ASSESSMENTS. A. If any employer shall fail to make any report or return as required by the Employment Security Act of 1980, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission or its duly...


JEOPARDY ASSESSMENTS. A. If the Commission, notwithstanding that a return or report, or that contributions with respect thereto may not yet be due, and whether prior to or after the close of...


A. All remittance, under Section 1-101 et seq. of Title 40 of the Oklahoma Statutes, shall be made payable to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, by...


Any person, or member of any firm or association, or any officer, agent, or employee of any corporation, who shall knowingly make false answer to any question which may be put to him by...


COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT CONTRIBUTIONS, PENALTIES OR INTEREST. Upon a hearing with notice, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission shall be entitled to proceed by garnishment to collect...


A. Any penalty or interest, or any portion thereof, assessed because an employer or employee fails to file a report or remit payment as required by Section 1-101 et seq. of Title 40 of...


APPEALS TO DISTRICT COURT. After the administrative appeal hearing process provided for in Article III of this title is complete, any order, ruling or finding that directly affects...


PETITION FOR REVIEW AND TRANSCRIPT OF COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS. Within thirty (30) days after the date of mailing of the order, ruling, or finding complained of, the party desiring to...


In any judicial review under this part the findings of the Commission, or its duly-authorized representative, as to the facts, if supported by evidence and in the absence of fraud, shall...


DEPOSIT OF ASSESSMENT REQUIRED. As a condition precedent to the right of an employer to prosecute an appeal, and as a jurisdictional prerequisite of the district court to entertain...


BOND IN LIEU OF CASH DEPOSIT. In lieu of the cash payment provided for in Section 3-405 of this title, the employer may file with the Commission a surety bond issued by an insurance company...


If the appeal be from an order, judgment, finding or ruling of the Commission, or its duly-authorized representative, other than one assessing a contribution and from which a right of appeal...


COMMISSION TO ISSUE WARRANTS. If any contribution imposed by the provisions of this act, or any portion of said contribution, be not paid before the same becomes delinquent, the Commission...


FILING WARRANT WITH COUNTY CLERK. The Commission may also file a copy of its warrant with the county clerk of the county or counties in which the employer has property and thereupon the...


FILED WARRANT IS LIEN. The filing of said warrant in the office of the county clerk of said county shall constitute and be evidence and notice of the state's lien upon the title to any interest...


SHERIFF TO EXECUTE WARRANT IN SAME MANNER AS JUDGMENT. Upon receiving such warrant the sheriff shall proceed to execute said warrant in all respects with like effect and in the same...


In any action involving the title to real estate, or the ownership or right to possession of personal property, the State of Oklahoma may be made a party defendant for the purpose of...


When any reports required under this act have not been filed or may be insufficient to furnish all the information required by the Commission, or when the contributions imposed by this act...


Upon a proper showing in any action under Section 3-507 that contributions are in danger of being lost or rendered uncollectible by reason of the mismanagement, dissipation or concealment of...


LEVY ON BANK ACCOUNTS A. As used in Part 5 of Article 3 of the Employment Security Act of 1980: 1. Bank means any state bank or banking...


ENFORCEMENT OF BANK LEVY A. Any bank that fails or refuses to surrender any money or rights to money in a bank account subject to levy, upon being served with...


There is hereby established as a special fund, separate and apart from all public monies or funds of this state, the Unemployment Compensation Fund, which shall be administered by the...


The State Treasurer shall maintain within the fund three separate accounts: (1) a clearing account, (2) an unemployment trust fund account, and (3) a benefit account. ...


All monies payable to the fund, upon receipt thereof by the Commission, shall be forwarded to the Treasurer who shall immediately deposit them in the clearing account. Refunds payable pursuant...


After clearance thereof, all other monies in the clearing account shall be immediately deposited with the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States of America to the credit of the account...


The benefit account shall consist of all monies requisitioned from this state's account in the Unemployment Trust Fund in the United States Treasury. Monies in the clearing and benefit account...


Monies requisitioned from this state's account in the Unemployment Trust Fund shall be used exclusively for the payment of benefits. The Commission shall, from time to time, requisition from...


(1) Expenditures of such monies in the benefit account and refunds from the clearing account shall not be subject to any provisions of law requiring specific appropriations or other formal...


The provisions of this part to the extent that they relate to the Unemployment Trust Fund in the Treasury of the United States, shall be operative only so long as such Unemployment Trust...


If and when the Unemployment Trust Fund in the Treasury of the United States, ceases to exist, or such separate book account of the Unemployment Trust Fund is no longer maintained, all...


The provisions of this part shall apply to the financing of benefits to employees of the state and political subdivisions thereof and their instrumentalities. ...


PAYMENTS BY THE STATE SUBDIVISIONS AND INSTRUMENTALITIES IN LIEU OF CONTRIBUTIONS. In lieu of contributions required of employers under the Employment Security Act of 1980, as provided by...


All regular benefits and extended benefits, as defined by this act, paid to individuals who were employees of the state and political subdivisions and their instrumentalities and which were...


If benefits paid an individual are based on wages paid by both the state and one or more other employers subject to this act, the amount to be included as state benefit payments shall bear...


Benefits paid to former employees of governmental entities, except for benefits paid to such employees based upon wages paid by other than governmental entities, shall not be considered...


The State of Oklahoma recognizes its obligation under this act and hereby pledges the faith of the state that funds which are to be dispersed by the state to any organization, instrumentality...


If the Commission finds that any organization, instrumentality of the state or its political subdivisions, including public trusts, has become delinquent with payments required under the act...


APPLICABILITY. Benefits paid to employees of nonprofit organizations shall be financed in accordance with the provisions of this part. For the purpose of this part, a nonprofit organization is...


Any such nonprofit organization which is, or becomes, subject to this act, on or after January 1, 1972, shall report and pay contributions to the Commission in the same time, manner and amounts...


A nonprofit organization may elect, in accordance with this section, in lieu of contributions, to pay to the Commission for the Unemployment Compensation Fund an amount equal to the amount...


Any nonprofit organization which becomes subject to this act on or after January 1, 1972, may elect to become liable for payments in lieu of contributions for a period of not less than...


Any nonprofit organization which makes an election in accordance with Section 3-804 of this act will continue to be liable for payments in lieu of contributions until it files with the...


Any nonprofit organization which had been liable for paying contributions for a period subsequent to January 1, 1972, may change to a reimbursable basis by filing with the Commission not...


GROUP ACCOUNTS. Two or more employers that have elected to become liable for payments in lieu of contributions, in accordance with the provisions of this Part, may, within the same period of...


COMMISSION TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF DETERMINATIONS. The Commission, in accordance with such rules as it may prescribe, shall notify each nonprofit organization, or group of organizations, of...


This part shall apply to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. ...


There is hereby created a Commission to be known as the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. The Commission shall consist of five (5) members, appointed by the Governor, by and with...


Each member of such Commission shall be a citizen of the United States, and at the time of appointment shall be, and for more than five (5) years shall have been, a bona fide resident...


The Governor may, at any time, after notice and hearing, remove any Commissioner for cause, and such Commissioner sought to be thus removed shall, if he so desires, be given a copy of the...


In addition to reimbursement for travel expenses pursuant to the State Travel Reimbursement Act, Section 500.1 et seq. of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes, each Commissioner shall receive...


Any three Commissioners shall constitute a quorum. No vacancy shall impair the right of the remaining Commissioners to exercise all of the powers of the Commission. ...


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. A. The chief executive officer of the Commission shall be the Executive Director who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Commission. The Executive...


This part shall apply to the creation, appointment, salary and qualifications of the Board of Review. ...


There shall be created at such time as is necessary for the proper administration of this act a Board of Review, consisting of three (3) members appointed by the Governor for terms of six...


SALARY. Each member of the Board of Review shall be paid from the Employment Security Administration Fund a salary of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($ 30,000.00) per annum, payable in twelve...


No member of the Board of Review shall serve as an officer or committee member of any political party organization during his term of office. ...


In the event of the disqualification of two or more members of the Board of Review from the hearing and determination on a claim for benefits, the Governor shall designate by appointment...


This part shall apply to the powers and duties of the Commission. ...


The Commission shall determine its own organization and methods of procedure in accordance with the provisions of this act. ...


The Commission shall have an official seal which shall be judicially noticed. ...


Not later than the fifteenth day of February of each year, the Commission shall submit to the Governor a report covering the administration and operation of this act during the preceding...


Whenever the Commission believes that a change in contribution or benefit rates will become necessary to protect the solvency of the fund, it shall promptly so inform the Governor, who may make...


COMMISSION SHALL PUBLISH RULES. The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission shall cause to be printed for distribution to the public the text of this act, the Commission's rules, its...


Subject to other provisions of this act, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission is authorized to appoint, fix the compensation and prescribe the duties and powers of such...


In the administration of this act the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission shall cooperate to the fullest extent consistent with the provisions of this act, with the Social Security Act,...


PETTY CASH FUND. There is hereby authorized to be created a petty cash fund for the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission in an amount not to exceed Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($ 250.00)....


PETTY CASH FUND FOR JOB CORPS. There is hereby authorized to be created a petty cash fund for the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission in an amount not to exceed Seven Hundred Dollars...


PURCHASE OF REAL PROPERTY. If the Commission determines, to its satisfaction, that suitable quarters, office space or facilities are not readily obtainable, the Commission may enter into...


EMPLOYMENT RECOGNITION PROGRAM. In order to establish a public employee benefit program to encourage outstanding performance in the workplace, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission...


This part shall apply to the creation, appointment, duties and compensation of the Advisory Council. ...


There is hereby created a State Advisory Council of six (6) members composed of men and women to be appointed by the Governor. Three of the appointees to this Council shall be persons who,...


The advisory council shall serve without compensation. Members shall be reimbursed for any travel expense incurred in accordance with the State Travel Reimbursement Act. ...


The Council shall aid the Commission in formulating policies, and discussing problems related to the administration of this act. ...


The Commission with the advice and aid of its Advisory Council shall take all appropriate steps to reduce and prevent unemployment; to encourage and assist in the adoption of practical methods...


This part shall apply to the maintenance and production of work records by employers. ...


Each employing unit shall keep true and accurate work records, for such periods of time and containing such information as the Commission may prescribe. Such records shall be maintained for...


The Commission, its authorized representatives, or the Board of Review may require from any employing unit any sworn or unsworn reports, with respect to persons employed by it, which...


In the discharge of the duties imposed by this act, the Commission, the chairman of an appeal tribunal, the members of the Board of Review, and any duly-authorized representative of any of...


In case of contumacy by, or refusal to obey a subpoena issued to, any person, any court of this state within the jurisdiction of which the inquiry is carried on or within the jurisdiction of...


Any person who shall without just cause fail or refuse to attend and testify or to answer any lawful inquiry or to produce books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, and other records, if it is...


No person shall be excused from attending and testifying or from producing books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, and other records before the Commission, the Board of Review, the chairman...


INFORMATION TO BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL--DISCLOSURE. A. Except as otherwise provided by law, information obtained from any employing unit or individual pursuant to the administration of...


INFORMATION TO BE FURNISHED TO PUBLIC AGENCIES. A. Subject to such restrictions as the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission may by rule prescribe, information maintained by the...


The Commission may request the Comptroller of the Currency of the United States to cause an examination of the correctness of any return or report of any national banking association...


All letters, reports, communications and other matters, written or oral from employer or former employer or claimant, to the Commission or any of its agents or to any board which have...


This part shall apply to the Employment Security Administration Fund. ...


There is hereby created in the State Treasury a special fund to be known as the Employment Security Administration Fund. All monies which are deposited or paid into this fund shall be...


All monies in this fund which are received from the federal government or any agency thereof or which are appropriated by this state for the purposes described in Part 8 of this article shall...


The fund shall consist of all monies appropriated by this state, all monies received from the United States of America, or any agency thereof, and all monies received from any other source...


MAINTENANCE OF ADMINISTRATIVE FUND. All monies in this fund shall be deposited in a special fund in the State Treasury. Such monies shall be secured by collateral in the full amount of the...


The State Treasurer shall be liable on his official bond for the faithful performance of his duties in connection with the Employment Security Administration Fund provided for under this act....


This state recognizes its obligation to replace, and hereby pledges the faith of this state that funds will be provided in the future, and applied to the replacement of any monies received...


REED ACT DISTRIBUTIONS. A. Monies credited to the account of this state in the Unemployment Trust Fund, described in Section 3-605 of this title, by the Secretary of the Treasury of...


This part shall apply to reciprocal arrangements with agencies of other states, of the federal government, or with foreign governments. ...


RECIPROCAL ARRANGEMENTS AUTHORIZED. The Commission is hereby authorized to enter into reciprocal arrangements with appropriate and duly authorized agencies of other states or of the...


Reimbursements paid from the fund pursuant to subsection (3) of Section 4-702 of this act shall be deemed to be benefits for the purpose of this act. The Commission is authorized to make to...


To the extent permissible under the laws and Constitution of the United States, the Commission is authorized to enter into or cooperate in arrangements whereby facilities and services...


This part applies to the Oklahoma State Employment Service. ...


The Oklahoma State Employment Service is hereby established in the Employment Security Division of the Commission. The Commission, in the conduct of such service, shall establish and maintain...


All monies received by this state under the Wagner-Peyser Act shall be paid into the Employment Security Administration Fund and shall be expended solely for the maintenance of the state system...


For the purpose of establishing and maintaining free public employment offices, and promoting the use of their facilities, the Commission is authorized to enter into agreements with the...


This part applies to penalties for violations of this act. ...


FALSE STATEMENT FOR BENEFITS, FAILURE TO DISCLOSE MATERIAL FACT. A. Whoever makes a false statement or representation knowing it to be false or knowingly fails to disclose a material fact,...


Any employer or any officer or agent of an employer or any other person who makes a false statement or representation knowing it to be false, or who knowingly fails to disclose a material fact,...


Any person who shall willfully violate any provision of this act or any order, rule, or regulation thereunder, the violation of which is made unlawful or the observance of which is required...


If any employee or member of the Board of Review or the Commission or any employee of the Commission, in violation of Section 4-508, makes any disclosure of information obtained from any...


Other penalties are provided in the following sections: Employer violations of employee rights--Section 2-301 Impermissible charges to claimants--Section 2-302...


The provisions of this part apply to representation in court in civil or criminal actions of this act. ...


In any civil action to enforce the provisions of this act the Commission, the Board of Review, and the state may be represented by any qualified attorney who is employed by the Commission and...


All criminal actions for violation of any provisions of this act, or of any rules or regulations issued pursuant thereto, shall be prosecuted by the Attorney General of the state, or by...


OESC COMPUTER FUND. A. There is hereby created in the State Treasury a revolving fund for the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission to be designated the OESC Computer Fund. The...


EXPENDITURES FROM FUND. A. The monies in the OESC Computer Fund shall be used for the following purposes: 1. To purchase or lease a new computer system for the Oklahoma...


CUSTODIAN AND TREASURER OF FUND. A. The State Treasurer shall be the custodian and treasurer of the OESC Computer Fund. B. The State Treasurer shall deposit the monies belonging to...


COMPUTER FUND ASSESSMENTS. A. 1. For the period from July 1, 1997, to June 30, 1998, each employer subject to the provisions of Sections 3-103, 3-109 and 3-110 of Title 40 of the...


(1) Except as otherwise provided in this article, this act becomes effective on July 1, 1980. (2) Article 4 on administration takes effect upon enactment of this act. (3) Part 6...


(1) Notwithstanding the repeal of the Oklahoma Employment Security Act by Section 9-102 of this act, all liabilities accruing thereunder, including both civil and criminal liabilities,...


It being immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and be in...


A. The Commissioner of Labor shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Labor, and shall supervise the work of that Department. B. It shall be the duty of the Commissioner...

No person shall interfere with, obstruct or hinder by force or otherwise the Commissioner of Labor, his deputies, assistants, or special agents, or factory inspectors while in the performance...


The Commissioner of Labor is hereby authorized to establish a branch office to be located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ...


In case of refusal of any person to comply with the order of the Commissioner or subpoena issued by him, or the refusal of any witness to testify to any matter regarding which he may be...


The Commissioner of Labor shall, after having determined by investigation that any employer in this state is not fulfilling contracts made through employment agents, order all employment agents...


Every person, company, corporation or association doing business in this state, who shall have persons brought into this state or transferred from one point to another within the state, for...


For the purpose of and when used in this act: (a) The Administrator of this act shall be the Commissioner of Labor. (b) Director shall mean the Deputy appointed by the...


(a) No person shall open, operate or maintain an employment agency in the State of Oklahoma without first procuring a license from the Administrator. Any person who shall open or conduct any...


(a) The service fee charged for helping to secure permanent employment shall be not to exceed the following schedule: Fifteen percent (15%) of the first full month's gross compensation if...


(a) Every employment agency shall enter into a written agreement with every applicant for services to be rendered and the time and method of payment, and on which there shall appear the...

A. An employer may disclose information about a current or former employee's job performance to a prospective employer of the current or former employee upon request of the prospective...

No child under the age of sixteen (16) shall be permitted to work in any occupation or in any establishment other than those occupations permitted by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938,...


A. No child under sixteen (16) years of age shall be employed or permitted to work at any of the following occupations: 1. Manufacturing, mining, or processing occupations,...


A. No child under the age of sixteen (16) years shall be employed or permitted to work in any gainful occupation, other than agriculture or domestic service, for more than: 1. Three (3)...


No person under the age of sixteen (16) years shall be employed or permitted to work in any of the occupations set out in Section 71 of this title between the hours of seven o'clock p.m. and...


Before any child under the age of sixteen (16) years shall be employed in any occupation specified in Section 71 of this title, it shall be the duty of the parent or guardian of such child...


The Commissioner or his designee, truant officer, or other person charged with the administration of this article, may make demand on an employer in whose factory or establishment a...


The age and schooling certificate shall be approved by the principal, headmaster, or equivalent administrative officer of the school which the child attends or should be attending or by one of...


The age and schooling certificate shall not be approved until the parent or guardian of such child shall present a school attendance certificate as hereinafter prescribed. A duplicate of such...


A. It shall be the duty of the Commissioner of Labor to enforce the provisions of Section 71 et seq. of Title 40 of the Oklahoma Statutes. B. 1. In addition to any other penalty prescribed...

A. This act shall not apply to the following boilers, hot water heaters and pressure vessels: 1. Pressure vessels used for the transportation of compressed gases if constructed and...



A. Formulation. The Commissioner of Labor shall formulate and adopt definitions, rules and regulations for the safe construction, installation, inspection, operation, maintenance and repair...



A. Twelve (12) months from the date upon which the rules and regulations under this act become effective, all new boilers and pressure vessels for use in this state shall conform to such rules...



A. The maximum allowable working pressure of a boiler stamped with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Code symbol or a pressure vessel stamped with the American Society of...



A. All firms or corporations engaged in the service, repair and/or installation of boilers or pressure vessels located in this state shall be licensed by the Commissioner to perform such...



A. There is hereby established a bureau of boiler inspection in the Department of Labor under the direction of the chief boiler inspector, who shall have at the time of appointment a...



A. 1. Certificates of competency designating special inspectors of boilers and pressure vessels shall be issued by the Commissioner upon request of any authorized inspection agency, which has...


A. The examination for chief boiler inspector, deputy inspectors, special inspectors or owner-user inspectors, except those owner-user inspectors within the scope of the American...


An inspector's certificate of competency may be suspended by the Commissioner of Labor after due investigation for the incompetence or untrustworthiness of the inspector or for the...


If a certificate of competency is lost, stolen or destroyed, a new certificate of competency may be issued without reexamination. ...


A. The Commissioner of Labor or the chief boiler inspector, or any deputy inspector, shall have free access, during reasonable hours, to any premises in the state where a boiler or pressure...


A. 1. Each authorized inspection agency employing special inspectors meeting the requirements of subsection A of Section 9 of this act shall, within thirty (30) days following each inspection...


After twelve (12) months for power boilers, twenty-four (24) months for low pressure steam heating, hot water heating and hot water supply boilers, and thirty-six (36) months for pressure...


 

 

The chief boiler inspector and deputy inspectors shall be bonded in the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($ 5,000.00) conditioned upon faithful performance of duty and true account of all money...



A. The Department of Labor has total jurisdiction over the investigation or inquiry into accidents and incidents arising within the definitions of this act. B. It shall be mandatory for...



There is hereby created in the State Treasury a revolving fund for the Department of Labor to be designated the Department of Labor Revolving Fund. The fund shall be a continuing fund,...




As used only in Sections 165.1 through 165.11 of this title: 1. Employer means every individual, partnership, firm, association, corporation, the legal representative of a...



The Commissioner of Labor or designee is hereby authorized to assess an administrative fine of Five Hundred Dollars ($ 500.00) against an employer operating in this state who is found to...



A. Whenever an employee's employment terminates, the employer shall pay the employee's wages in full, less offsets, at the next regular designated payday established for the pay period in...



Other than an employee provided with an option of beneficiary designation with respect to his wages and benefits by his employer, all wages earned by an employee, not exceeding Three...



In case of a bona fide disagreement over the amount of wages, the employer shall give written notice to the employee of the amount of wages which he concedes to be due, and shall pay such...



Except as hereinafter provided under Section 10, no provision of this act shall in any way be contravened or set aside by private agreement. ...



Whenever any person herein called the contractor shall contract with another for the performance of any work which the contractor has undertaken to perform, the contractor shall be deemed...



A. The Commissioner of Labor shall enforce and administer the provisions of this act and in any case where a civil action may be brought for the collection of a wage claim, the Commissioner...



It shall be a misdemeanor for any employer to violate any of the provisions of Sections 165.1 through 165.11 of this title. ...



A. Action by an employee to recover unpaid wages and liquidated damages may be maintained in any court of competent jurisdiction by any one or more employees for and in behalf of himself...


If any provisions of this act, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the remainder of the act, and the application of such provision to other persons...



No agreement, combination or contract by or between two or more persons to do or procure to be done, or not to do or procure not to be done, any act in contemplation or furtherance of any...



It shall be unlawful for any employer of labor doing business in the state, to induce, influence, persuade or engage workmen to change from one place to another in the state, or to bring...



Any employer of labor of any kind doing business in this state, as well as its agent, attorney or servant, found guilty of violating the preceding section, or any part thereof, shall be fined...



Any person who shall hire, aid, abet or assist in hiring through private detective agencies or otherwise, persons to guard with arms or deadly weapons of any kind, other persons or property,...



Any workman who shall be influenced, induced or persuaded to engage with any persons mentioned in Section 3765, through or by means of any of the things therein prohibited, shall have the right...



Whenever any employee of any public service corporation, or of a contractor, who works for such corporation, doing business in this state, shall be discharged or voluntarily quits the service...



No firm, corporation or individual shall blacklist or require a letter of relinquishment, or publish, or cause to be published, or blacklisted, any employee, mechanic or laborer, discharged...



Any person, firm or corporation violating the preceding section shall be fined in any sum not less than One Hundred Dollars ($ 100.00), nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($ 500.00), and...



All scaffolds, hoists, cranes, stays, ladders, supports, or other mechanical contrivances erected or constructed by any person, firm or corporation in the state, for use in the...



If in the erection of an iron or steel framed building, the spaces between the girders or floor beams of any floor are not filled or covered by the permanent construction of said floors...



Any person engaged in and having supervision and charge of the building, erection, or construction of any block, building or structure who shall neglect or refuse to place or have placed upon...



An employer shall be responsible in damages for personal injury caused to an employee, who, was himself in the exercise of due care and diligence at the time he was injured, by reason of...



It shall be unlawful for any railroad, corporation, or other person, who owns, controls or operates any lines of railroad in the state, to build, construct or repair railroad equipment...



Every person or corporation, or manager, superintendent, foreman or agent of any person or corporation, who shall fail or refuse to comply with the provisions of the preceding section, shall...



It shall be unlawful for any railroad, company or any other person, firm, or corporation, using steam boilers, to command, order or permit by themselves or their agents, any of their employees...



Any officer, superintendent, foreman, boss, or other person in authority, who, on behalf of any railroad, corporation, or any other person, firm or corporation, using steam boilers, violating...



The fact that the employee, entering such steam boiler, firebox, or smoke chamber, had knowledge of the unsafe condition of such steam boiler and danger in so doing, and meeting with an...



From and after the effective date of this act, all railroad companies operating in the State of Oklahoma are hereby required to grant leave of absence to their employees who desire to run for...



The term employee as used herein shall mean any person who has established his or her seniority with any railroad company for one (1) year or more without interrupted service. ...



Any railroad company failing to carry out and adhere to the provisions of this act shall have its charter, authorizing it to do business in this state, revoked by the Secretary of State. ...



(a) Whoever makes a false statement or representation knowing it to be false or knowingly fails to disclose a material fact, to obtain or increase any benefit or other payment under this act...


Sections 401 through 424 of this title shall be known and may be cited as the Oklahoma Occupational Health and Safety Standards Act. ...


A. Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or...


No employee shall willfully remove, displace, damage, destroy or carry off any safety device or safeguard furnished or provided for use in any employment or place of employment, or interfere...


A. The Commissioner pursuant to the provisions of Sections 301 through 326 of Title 75 of the Oklahoma Statutes may prescribe, adopt, promulgate, amend and rescind health and safety...


A. The Commissioner shall administer and enforce the provisions of the Oklahoma Occupational Health and Safety Standards Act. 1. It is not intended that the Oklahoma Occupational Health...


A. Any person failing to comply with any standard or interfering with, impeding or obstructing in any manner the administration of standards pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma...


The following is declared to be the public policy of the state: Occupational accidents produce economic and social loss, impair productivity and retard the advancement of standards of...


A. The Commissioner shall not assert enforcement jurisdiction pursuant to Section 401 et seq. of this title over any occupational safety or health issue with respect to which a federal...


A. Any person who is not required to be covered under a workers' compensation insurance policy or other plan for the payment of workers' compensation may apply to the Commissioner of Labor for...


In addition to any other penalty prescribed by law, any employer who knowingly and willfully requires an employee or subcontractor to obtain a Certificate of Non-Coverage under 415.1 of Title...


The Commissioner shall establish within the Department an experienced and competent staff to discharge the duties and responsibilities provided in Sections 13 through 17 of this act. ...


(1) To assure the availability of accurate, timely statistical data concerning occupational health and safety in Oklahoma, all employers as defined in Section 402 of this title shall...


There is hereby created in the State Treasury a fund for the Department of Labor to be designated the Special Occupational Health and Safety Fund. The fund shall be subject to...


(1) Each insurance carrier writing workers' compensation insurance in this state, the State Insurance Fund and each self-insured employer authorized to make workers' compensation payments...


Any employer or insurance company willfully failing to comply with any of the provisions of Sections 17 and 18 is guilty of a misdemeanor. ...


The provisions as to qualifications of persons in positions or jobs created or provided for under provisions of Sections 401 through 423 of Title 40 of the Oklahoma Statutes, the...


Sections 265 through 270 of this act shall be known and may be cited as the Oklahoma Asbestos Control Act. ...


As used in the Oklahoma Asbestos Control Act: 1. Friable asbestos material means any material that contains asbestos of one percent (1%) or more that can be crumbled, pulverized or...


A. No contractor shall abate any friable material containing asbestos without having first obtained a license to do so from the Commissioner of Labor. The Commissioner shall issue an...


A. The Commissioner of Labor shall have the power and duty to: 1. Develop and promulgate rules for the abatement of friable asbestos materials which shall be consistent with general...


If the Commissioner finds that a contractor has violated any of the provisions of the Oklahoma Asbestos Control Act or any rule promulgated pursuant to the Oklahoma Asbestos Control Act,...


The Commissioner of Labor or an authorized representative shall have the power and authority to enter at reasonable times upon any property for the purpose of inspecting and...


The Commissioner of Health shall have the following powers and duties: 1. To inspect public buildings for the presence of friable asbestos materials; 2. To collect and analyze samples...


The Commissioner of Labor shall promulgate rules and regulations for the safe installation, repair, maintenance, use, operation and inspection of all amusement rides necessary for the...


A. Pursuant to the authority granted to the Commissioner of Labor under Section 460 of Title 40 of the Oklahoma Statutes to promulgate rules for the safe installation, repair, maintenance,...


A. Pursuant to the authority granted to the Commissioner of Labor under Section 460 of Title 40 of the Oklahoma Statutes to promulgate rules for the safe installation, repair, maintenance,...


A. Pursuant to the authority granted to the Commissioner of Labor under Section 460 of Title 40 of the Oklahoma Statutes to promulgate rules for the safe installation, repair, maintenance,...


A. Pursuant to the authority granted to the Commissioner of Labor under Section 460 of Title 40 of the Oklahoma Statutes to promulgate rules for the safe installation, repair, maintenance,...


As used in Sections 1 through 10 of this act: 1. Amusement ride means a mechanical device which carries or conveys passengers along, around or over a fixed or restricted route or course...


A. No person shall operate an amusement ride without a certificate of inspection. On or before March 1 of each year, an operator or owner shall apply for a certificate of inspection on a...


A. No fees shall be charged to public agencies. The fees provided for in this subsection shall not apply to amusement parks owned and operated by nonprofit corporations. B. The...


Before a new amusement ride is erected, or whenever any additions or alterations are made which change the structure, mechanism, classification or capacity of any amusement ride, the operator...


A. The Commissioner of Labor may issue a written order for the temporary cessation of operation of an amusement ride if it has been determined after inspection to be hazardous or...


The Commissioner of Labor may modify the application of rules or regulations to an operator who demonstrates a hardship resulting from such application if the public safety will remain secure....


No person shall operate an amusement ride unless at the time there exists a policy of insurance in an amount of not less than One Million Dollars ($ 1,000,000.00) insuring the owner or...


Any violation of the provisions of this act shall be a misdemeanor. Conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($ 1,000.00) or not more than one (1) year...


A. There shall be established a Jobs Recovery Program in accordance with this act. The purpose of the Jobs Recovery Program shall be to provide public works jobs and training for individuals...


A. The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission shall seek any federal funds available for the implementation of the Jobs Recovery Program, including, but not limited to, funds available...


The duties and responsibilities currently performed by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce with regards to administration of the Job Training Partnership Act of 1982,...


It shall be unlawful for an employer to: 1. Discharge any individual, or otherwise disadvantage any individual, with respect to compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of...


The provisions of Sections 11 through 14 of this act shall not be construed to prevent an employer from prescribing conditions with regard to smoking while on the job or on the premises of...


The provisions of Sections 11 through 14 of this act shall not apply when the restriction on smoking relates to a bona fide occupational requirement or an applicable collective...


A. The sole remedy for any individual claiming to be aggrieved by a violation of Section 11 of this act shall be a civil action for damages which shall include all wages and benefits deprived...


Sections 1 through 15 of this act shall be known and may be cited as the Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act. ...


As used in the Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act: 1. Alcohol means ethyl alcohol or ethanol; 2. Applicant means a person who has applied for a position with...


A. The Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act shall not be construed as requiring or encouraging employers to conduct drug or alcohol testing. B. Except as provided...


Employers who choose to conduct drug or alcohol testing may only request or require an applicant or employee to undergo testing under the following circumstances: 1. Applicant testing:...


A. Any drug or alcohol testing by an employer shall occur during or immediately after the regular work period of current employees and shall be deemed work time for purposes of compensation...


A. The State Board of Health shall implement and enforce the provisions of the Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act. The Board shall have the power and duty to...


A. On and after July 1, 1994, no testing facility shall provide laboratory services to an employer to test for the presence or absence of drugs or alcohol unless it meets the...


All sample collection and testing for drugs and alcohol pursuant to the provisions of this act shall be conducted in accordance with the following conditions: 1. Samples shall be...


A. Employers shall maintain all drug and alcohol test results and related information, including, but not limited to, interviews, reports, statements and memoranda, as confidential...


Drug or alcohol testing governed by the Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act shall not be requested or required of an employee by an employer unless the employer provides...


A. No disciplinary action, except for a temporary suspension or a temporary transfer to another position, may be taken by an employer against an employee based on a positive test result unless...


A. Any person aggrieved by a willful violation of the Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act may institute a civil action in a court of competent jurisdiction within two (2) years...


On and after the effective date of this act no employer shall implement a drug or alcohol testing program subject to the provisions of this act unless the program is in compliance with...


Any person who willfully and knowingly violates the provisions of the Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, punishable by...


A. This act shall be known and may be cited as the Oklahoma Professional Employer Organization Recognition and Registration Act. B. The Legislature hereby finds: 1. That...


1. Client means any person who enters into a coemployment relationship as a coemployer with a professional employer organization (PEO); 2. Coemployer means either a PEO or a client;...


A. Collective bargaining agreements. Nothing contained in the Oklahoma Professional Employer Organization Recognition and Registration Act or in any professional employer agreement shall...


A. Registration required. Except as otherwise provided in the Oklahoma Professional Employer Organization Recognition and Registration Act, no person shall, unless such person is registered as...


A. Initial registration. Upon filing an initial registration statement under the Oklahoma Professional Employer Organization Recognition and Registration Act, a PEO shall pay an...


A. Net worth and bonding. Each PEO shall maintain either: 1. A minimum net worth of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($ 50,000.00), as reflected in the financial statements submitted to...


A. Contractual relationship. Except as specifically provided in the Oklahoma Professional Employer Organization Recognition and Registration Act, the coemployment relationship between the...


A. For purposes of the Employment Security Act of 1980, covered employees of a PEO are considered solely the employees of the PEO, which shall be liable in accordance with the provisions of...

 


 

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