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Employment Labor Law Enforcement Authorities

Listed below are enforcement authorities that can assist you with filing a complaint.  The areas of authority are listed with an address and telephone number.  Please contact the enforcement agency you feel may be able to assist you.  The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission is not an enforcement authority for Employer Labor Laws.  We can only assist you in finding a referral source that may be able to assist you with your complaint.

Complaint Referral Aids
I. Oklahoma Agencies
Oklahoma Human Rights Commission
Director 
Jim Thorpe Building, Room 480 
2101 N. Lincoln 
Oklahoma City, OK 73105 
Phone (405) 521-2360

(Tulsa Branch)
440 S. Houston, Room 302
Tulsa, OK 74127
Phone (918) 581-2733

History & Function: The Commission was created by the Legislature in 1963 with a directive to "work towards removing friction, eliminating discrimination and promote unity and understanding among all the people of Oklahoma." In 1968 the Commission was assigned to administer a new law prohibiting discrimination in employment and access to public accommodations.

Oklahoma Department of Labor
Commissioner of Labor 
4001 N. Lincoln 
Oklahoma City, OK 73105 
Phone (405) 528-1500 

(Tulsa Branch)
440 S. Houston, Ste. 300
Tulsa , OK 74127
Phone (918) 581-2400

History & Function: The ODOL regulates wage and hour laws; enforces child labor laws; ensures that employers provide workers' compensation coverage; administers licensing for the asbestos and welding industries; enforces asbestos abatement regulations; and, inspects pressure vessels and amusement rides, among a long list of other responsibilities.

Workers' Compensation Court (Industrial Commission)

Secretary, Workers' Compensation Court
Denver Davidson Building
1915 N. Stiles
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone (405) 522-8600
WATTS Line: 1-800-522-8210

 

History & Function: The workers' Compensation Court is a statutory agency created in 1951 as the State Industrial Commission. The Court is responsible for adjudicating workmen's compensation claims and consists of seven (7) judges appointed by the Governor with one designed as the presiding judge. Awards or decisions of the Court are final and conclusive unless appealed to the State Supreme Court within twenty (20) days.

Merit Protection Commission
3545 NW 58th St, Suite 360
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Phone (405) 525-9144

Function: Review and process appeals from state employees who feel that their rights, under the State Personnel Act have been violated.

Office of Handicapped Concerns
2712 Villa Prom (Shepard Mall)
Oklahoma City, OK 73107-2423
Phone: (405) 521-3756 (v/TDD)
Toll Free Hotline: 1-800-522-8224 (v/TDD)

Function: To further opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in all aspects of Oklahoma Life.

Better Business Bureau

(Central Oklahoma) 
17 S. Dewey 
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone (405) 239-6082 or 239-6083  
(Tulsa Branch)
6711 S. Yale, Ste 230
Tulsa, OK 74136-3327
Phone (918) 492-1266

Function: To report a fraudulent business practice: Also call your local police, the state attorney general's consumer investigation department. Attorney General Consumer Unit: 521-4274

II. Federal Agencies

U.S. Department of Labor Employment Standards Administration, (ESA), Wage and Hour Division

Function:  Establish fair labor standards for federal minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, wage garnishment, child labor and government contract standards. Also administer MSPA (Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act) and Employer Polygraph Protection and Family Medical Leave Act, Employer Polygraph Protection and Family Medical Leave Act.

ESA - Wage and Hour Division Area Office: ESA Field
Fifty-One Yale, Suite 303
5110 South Yale
Tulsa, OK 74135
Phone (918) 496-6791

ESA Wage and Hour Field Stations
U.S. Post Office Bldg.
Room 210
215 Dean A. McGee Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone (405) 231-4545

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Area Director
420 W. Main, Suite 300
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone (405) 278-9560

Function: Enforce health and safety regulations to provide safe and healthy work for employees. Also provides Form 200 Accident Injury Report.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Area Director
215 Dean A McGee Ave, Ste 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone (405) 231-4911
Toll Free Numbers
1-800-669-4000
1-800-800-3302 TDD

Function: Investigates complaints of employment discrimination where an individual believes there has been discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin and age in private industry, state, and local government. Enforces the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and takes charge of discrimination from federal employees based on handicap.

III. Other Agencies

U.S. Department of Justice
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
4400 SW 44th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73119
Phone 1 (800) 375-5283 or 1 (800) 870-3676

Function: Enforces immigration statutes.

Federal Information Center
Toll Free Number only:
1-(800)366-2998

Function: Provides information about federal: employment, income taxes, immigration services, social security benefits and other federal agencies, programs and services.

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
2245 Boulder Ave., Room 318
Tulsa, OK 74103
Phone (918) 581-7951 or (913) 967-3000

Function:  The NLRB conduct secret-ballot elections to determine whether employees want union representation and investigate and remedy unfair labor practices by employers and unions.