Business gets its way in Oklahoma
The 2010 elections gave Republicans control of state government for the first time in Oklahoma. They have quietly enacted a slate of pro-business measures, including a $350,00 cap on lawsuit damages, the largest rewrite of the state’s workers’ compensation system and new laws making it easier for employers to test workers for illegal drugs, and imposing new limits on employment discrimination relief claims. Chad Warmington, COO of the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce, said, “we checked off major boxes in all of those areas in the first session. It was very successful.” For more information, read the full article at Stateline.org.