Navigating A Patchwork of Employment Laws: An HR Perspective

By: Colin A. Walker

October 7, 2021

Angie Wideman-Powell, VP of People at ClearCompany, joins Colin Walker to discuss how varying employment laws across the country affect companies with operations in different states and tips for navigating these rules. 

How A Recently Overturned Colorado Supreme Court Law Affects Employers

By: Paul R. Janda

September 8, 2021

One of the interesting things about employment law is that it often intersects with other fields of law. Paul Janda, of our Litigation Department, brought to my attention a new Colorado law, which is well-known to litigators, but not so much to employment attorneys. In today’s post, Paul tells us about how this new law could affect employers. 

Dealing with A Patchwork of Employment Laws: Colorado Checklist 

By: Colin A. Walker

August 24, 2021

In the last blog post (video), John Aplin, an experienced member and chair of many boards of directors, talked about the challenges faced by national and regional employers from differing state employment laws. This is often referred to as a “patchwork” of employment laws.

Employment Law for Boards of Directors

By: Colin A. Walker

August 10, 2021

Colin Walker and John Aplin, who has served on over 40 boards, discuss how employment law intersects with boards of directors. In this conversation they cover management concerns, how to handle romantic relationships in a board setting, board liability, and when to reach out to your employment lawyer for advice. 

Terminations

By: Colin A. Walker

Colin Walker and Adam McCoy, HR Leader at Cetera Financial Group, discuss best practices for terminations. Hear what you should consider from an in-house human resources perspective as well as an employment law perspective in the video below.

Recap of Employment Law in the 2021 Colorado Legislative Session

By: Colin A. Walker

June 24, 2021

The 2021 Colorado Legislative Session was interesting and full of drama.  

HR and Employment Law Considerations for Returning to Work After COVID-19

By: Colin A. Walker

June 9, 2021

Employment lawyer Colin Walker and Corporate HR Leader, Adam McCoy, discuss HR considerations around returning to the office including hybrid work schedules, avoiding discrimination claims when determining office schedules, maintaining company culture, and when to reach out to your employment lawyer for guidance. 

Litigation

By: Colin A. Walker

May 25, 2021

Litigation of disputes between an employer-company and a C-Level executive can take many forms.

Tips for a Successful Partnership with Your Employment Lawyer

By: Colin A. Walker

May 11, 2021

Colin Walker and his client Julie Rieken, CEO of Trakstar, discuss tips for success when working with your employment lawyer.

Employment Law for Start-Ups

By: Colin A. Walker

April 28, 2021

The same employment laws which apply to all employers apply to start-ups. However, businesses in the start-up phase usually do not have the resources of an established business.

Can Employers Force Employees to Return to the Workplace?

By: Colin A. Walker

April 15, 2021

As the pandemic slowly comes to an end, many employers are considering whether it is time to ask their employees to return to the workplace.

Separation Agreements

By: Colin A. Walker

April 6, 2021

Separation agreements help companies and employees avoid disputes and achieve an amicable separation of their affairs at the end of the employment relationship.

Additional Posts

Recap of Employment Law in the 2021 Colorado Legislative Session

HR and Employment Law Considerations for Returning to Work After COVID-19

Litigation

Tips for a Successful Partnership with Your Employment Lawyer

Employment Law for Start-Ups

Can Employers Force Employees to Return to the Workplace?

Separation Agreements

Bill Introduced in Colorado Legislature Would Substantially Expand Employment Discrimination Law

Considerations for Departing Executives

Measures to Reduce Risk upon Separation

Colorado Statute Limits Use of Employee’s Personal Social Media Accounts for Business Purposes

Traps for the Unwary Executive or Founder When Offering Securities

Tax Considerations with Severance Pay: Section 409A

New Colorado Requirements for Job Postings Outside of an Employer's Organization

Termination of the Employment Relationship

Employment Law Changes To Expect Under the Biden Administration

Attorneys’ Fees Provisions

Golden Parachute or Golden Handcuffs?

CDLE Invokes Public Health Emergency Provisions of Healthy Families and Workplaces Act for 2021

Arbitration Agreements

Choice of Law and Venue

Newsflash: Pay Equity Law Goes Into Effect

Intellectual Property

I’ve been offered stock options. What should I do before I accept them?

Paid Family Leave Ballot Initiative Passes in Colorado

Issuing Stock Options

Garden Leave

Non-Compete/Non-Solicitation Agreements

Employment Agreements

Newsflash: State Paid Leave Legislation

Independent Contractors

Duty of Loyalty

Commissions and Non-Discretionary Bonuses

Deferred Compensation