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Expert Q&A

The new workers’ compensation law goes into effect February 1, 2014. What does that mean to Oklahoma workers? FM: For work-related injuries occurring on or after February 1st, the new law changes Oklahoma’s court-based system to an administrative system. This will expedite the process for employees, reduce the friction between them and their employer, and

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What are some of the major deadlines approaching in regard to the Affordable Care Act? KG: Individuals must, as of Feb. 15, 2014, enroll in “minimum essential coverage” or pay a shared responsibility tax, unless they fit within one of the exemptions established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, individuals will be able to

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In general terms, how is the commercial real estate market faring in Oklahoma City? KH: One of the great things about doing business in Oklahoma City is that we have a very strong economy and an environment that is very business-friendly. Our commercial real estate market in Oklahoma City is healthy, strong and very active.

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How should digital forensics be defined? FM: Digital forensics is a professional service commonly used to find digital evidence on a computer or mobile device to aid in the resolution of a criminal or civil investigation or other legal matter. Although Magnir typically works with lawyers in support of their cases, private clients, corporations and

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The United States Supreme Court recently finished its 2013 term. Did the High Court issue any rulings that will impact employment law? On June 24, 2013, the Supreme Court issued two very important employment law rulings. There is no doubt that the holdings in Vance v. Ball State University and University of Texas Southwestern Medical

Expert Q&A: Travel

How does AAA track motor vehicle trips and then arrive at how many people plan to drive and then those who actually drive during a certain period of time? CM: AAA’s holiday travel forecasts combine information from multiple sources to provide a forecast of travel patterns for each of the major holiday periods. Reports have

Expert Q&A: Energy

What is Clean Cities? YA: Clean Cities is a U.S. Department of Energy initiative with a network of more than 100 local coalitions around the country. It focuses on reducing petroleum consumption in the transportation sector. Through the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments, the Central Oklahoma Clean Cities coalition works with local business and government

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What is the current state of the housing market? JP: Oklahoma City is the leading housing indicator for Oklahoma, with the lowest unemployment and the most population growth. It is also rated highly for new positions for skilled and educated labor. This year is continuing the trend of higher closed and pending sales, lower days

Expert Q&A: Small Business

Q: If a person is interested in starting a new business, where would be the best place to start? A: Deciding on what need the business is going to fulfill would be a great start. Many new businesses are simply jumping on the bandwagon of an existing idea. A potential business owner must differentiate their