Last updated on: February 22nd, 2022
Hours & Pay Regulations
Vacation pay, sick pay, severance pay or other similar advantage is considered ‘wages’ only if the payment of such is:
- Agreed upon between the employer and the employee; or
- It is provided by the employer to his employees in an established policy.
Employers must pay employees covered by Oklahoma’s minimum wage law at least $7.25 an hour. The state minimum wage equals the federal minimum wage.
The above information on minimum wages might not be up to date & subject to change. Kindly access the DOL website for the current rates.
otherwise subject employees to any adverse employment actions as a result of jury service. Employees may not be required to use
vacation or sick leave for time spent completing jury service.
Every corporation, firm, association or individual hereinafter referred to as ’employer’ who, on election day, has a registered voter employed or in his service, shall grant the employee two (2) hours of paid time during the period when the election is open in which to vote, and if such employee be in the county or at such distance from the voting place that more than two (2) hours are required in which to attend such elections, then the employee shall be allowed a sufficient time in which to cast a ballot. No such employee shall be entitled to such time to vote unless the employee notifies orally or in writing an employer’s representative of the employee’s intention to be absent, on the day preceding the election day. Upon proof of voting, such employee shall not be subject to any loss of compensation or other penalties for such absence.
Such employer shall select the hours which such employees are to be allowed in which to attend such elections, and shall notify each of the employees which hours they are to have in which to vote. This shall not apply to an employee whose workday begins three (3) hours or more subsequent to the time of opening of the poll or ends three (3) hours or more prior to the time of closing the polls. The employer may change the work hours to allow such three (3) hours before the beginning of work or after the work hours.