The Oklahoma City Law firm, Burton Law Group, P.C., was founded by the Late Lew Gravitt in 1992. Today, the firm is the people’s choice for personal injury attorneys, social security attorneys, and workers compensation attorneys. The firm serves all of Oklahoma and has offices in Oklahoma City, Walters, and Tulsa.

There are many attorneys in Oklahoma City but our firm gives every case the attention it deserves. You are not just another case in our office but rather someone we will treat like a family member. We will work tirelessly to pursue the benefits you are entitled to and we remain accessible throughout your case. Whether you have a car accident, social security disability claim, or workers compensation claim, we are here to help. People choose our law firm over others because we are extremely passionate about pursuing the rights of our clients – and about pursuing the maximum compensation possible under the law. We approach the case in a very personal manner. We talk to our clients, answer their questions and keep them updated throughout the legal process. Passion for Oklahoma City and the people who make it a great place to live.

Burton Law Group can provide services in a broad range of areas:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Medical Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bankruptcy
  • Defective Product Injury
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Defective Product Injury
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Workers Compensation
  • Boat Accidents
  • Employment Law
  • On the Job Injuries
  • Social Security Disability
  • Wrongful Death

We’re also passionate about our town, Oklahoma City, and the people who make Oklahoma a great place to live. Naturally, we are keen to pursue the rights of our people. We will always answer any questions you have regarding your case and utilize our resources to obtain the best outcome possible for you.

In 2016, our firm was instrumental in helping undo a great injustice passed into law at the request of a few irresponsible employers. The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down the Opt Out Act on September 13, 2016, as an unconstitutional special law. Dillard’s department store opted out of the Oklahoma Workers Compensation Act when it became lawful to do so on February 1, 2014. Subsequently, many injured workers were denied benefits that would have otherwise been due under the Workers’ Compensation Act. Employers were allowed to deny claims and if the employee sought an appeal the appeal was decided by Dillard’s much like the fox watching the hen house.

Though there are no guarantees, with the Burton Law Group, P.C., you can be confident that you have a capable and tenacious law firm at your side. We will devote our time, dedication, and all the resources necessary to pursue the best possible outcome for you.

Phone (800) 257-5533(800) 257-5533 for a free consultation with an Oklahoma City injury lawyer from The Burton Law Group, P.C.

injured-on-the-job1In the state of Oklahoma, employees have many rights. This article will provide a basic overview of Oklahoma employee rights.

It’s important to know your rights as a worker, so that you will know if your rights were violated. The rights provided under both federal and state laws are afforded to Oklahoma employees. You may want to consult with a labor attorney and employment attorney for more in-depth information.

The state of Oklahoma entitles most employees to the federal minimum wage. Maids/housekeepers and agricultural laborers are exempt from Oklahoma employee rights, but the vast majority of workers are entitled to a wage of at least $7.25 hour. Employees who make most of their money on tips are only entitled to $3.63 an hour in our state, half of what non-tipped employees make.

Oklahoma employee rights do not include any rights pertaining to personnel file access. Note though that in some states, employees do have a right to view their personnel file, including information about compensation and promotions. Oklahoma employees can only access their personnel files if they have an employment agreement or a union contract that specifies this right.

Employee Breaks in our state do not include rights for any type of rest or meal breaks, either paid or unpaid. Only employees under the age of 16 years old must be given a 30-minute (unpaid) meal break if they work a shift of six hours or longer.

Bathroom breaks and breastfeeding breaks are the only breaks employees are required to receive. For disabled OK employees, you are entitled to sufficient bathroom breaks. This takes it into consideration if you have a medical condition that causes you to need more frequent trips to the bathroom than most other employees.

Discrimination and Harassment protection for Oklahoma employees includes the right not to be discriminated against or harassed for your sex, religion, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, or if you are disabled. The Equal Opportunity Commission may be able to give you legal advice about how to stand up for your Oklahoma employee rights, if you are discriminated against at work or during the hiring process.

However, there are situations where employers within the state of Oklahoma may still discriminate against an employee without the employee necessarily having any recourse. For example, currently, Oklahoma employee rights do not include any anti-discrimination rights based on sexual orientation or preference. And discrimination can be hard to prove. Employees should document all occurrences and obtain a knowledgeable attorney to pursue a discrimination case.

Time Off for employees, unless they have union contracts, or employee agreements specify these rights, have no sick or vacation time that is mandated by Oklahoma employee rights. Employers are required to provide up to six weeks of unpaid leave for medical issues according to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), but sick and vacation time are considered optional benefits that are given at the employer’s discretion. As mentioned in the start of this article, it pays to know and understand your rights as a worker. You can always consult with us, your Oklahoma City workers compensation lawyers.

 

About Burton Law Group

Our legal team brings you a wealth of experience in car accident, social security disability, workers compensation and employment cases. We can also handle bankruptcies for businesses and individuals.

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