Employment law is an area of law relevant to every business. ELB lawyers have extensive expertise and skills tailored to the needs of employers of all sizes, whether in administrative proceedings, formal litigation, or providing advice designed to avoid such situations. ELB lawyers, Jason Reese, Ryan Leonard, and Jonathan Buxton, have extensive trial and litigation experience involving all manner of employment issues from unemployment and workers compensation to discrimination and other civil rights claims.  Our lawyers have practiced before the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, the United States and Oklahoma Departments of Labor, the Oklahoma Workers Compensation Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and numerous state and federal courts in areas related to employment law.  Their experience extends also to developing policies and procedures, crafting employment handbooks, and providing timely advice concerning the implementation of adverse employment actions required by businesses to focus on mission-critical goals.  Our lawyers believe staying abreast of the ever-changing regulatory, legislative, and case law landscape is necessary to provide the highest level of services to our clients. 

ELB lawyers are recognized for their knowledge of employment law in the wider legal community.  Jason Reese was appointed by the Governor of Oklahoma to serve as a Merit Protection Commissioner, supervising the employment practices of Oklahoma’s state agencies and hearing appeals from decisions rendered by Administrative Law Judges.  Ryan Leonard has almost two decades of experience advising employers across Oklahoma, as well as invaluable experience as a business executive himself.  Jonathan brings a unique perspective valuable to business, having served as a policy adviser to the Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce. 

ELB’s employment law group is a valuable resource to both Human Resource departments and in-house legal staff when technical knowledge and practical skills are an absolute must.