Criminal Issues in the Workplace

October 4, 2022

Kate Stimson, a criminal defense lawyer at Stimson Labranche Hubbard, joins Colin Walker to discuss criminal issues in the workplace. In this conversation they cover what happens if there is an investigation or if law enforcement brings charges against someone in the workplace. Watch their video below to learn best practices for responding, when to reach out to your employment lawyer, when to get a criminal lawyer involved, and what to expect as the investigation progresses. 

New Employment Laws Go Into Effect August 10, 2022

By: Colin A. Walker

August 9, 2022

The Colorado Legislature passed a number of important new employment laws in the 2022 legislative session. These laws are discussed in a previous blog post (May 25, 2022). Some of the new laws went into effect immediately. Others will become effective in 2023. However, several of the most significant ones will become effective this Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

Lobbying and Employment Law

By: Colin A. Walker

July 27, 2022

How do lobbyists and lawyers work together to advance balanced legislation? Find out in this interview with Colin Walker and lobbyists Jeff Weist and Laura Long from Weist Capital Group. 

New Law Requires Notice of Reason for Termination

By: Colin A. Walker

July 6, 2022

Senate Bill 22-234, which amended the Colorado Employment Security Act, passed by the Colorado legislature and signed into law by the Governor on May 25, 2022, requires Colorado employers to provide a written notice to an employee regarding unemployment benefits upon separation from employment.

Is Hair a Protected Class?

By: Colin A. Walker

June 9, 2022

Hair is a protected class. A number of states have enacted laws prohibiting discrimination against employees and candidates for employment based on hair and hairstyles historically associated with certain races and ethnicities on the theory that discrimination regarding hairstyles could be a proxy for discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion or other protected classes.

2022 Colorado Legislative Session Brings Big Changes to Employment Law

By: Colin A. Walker

May 25, 2022

As in past legislative sessions, in 2022, the Democratically-controlled legislature had a keen interest in workplace legislation, substantially amending some of the most important employment statutes. 

Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (“FAIR Act”)

By: Adrian P. Castro

May 17, 2022

The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (“FAIR Act”) is a proposed piece of legislation that would ban all pre-dispute arbitration provisions or agreements in the context of employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights disputes.

Does Your Company Need a Privacy Policy?

By: Angie M. Fletcher

April 19, 2022

On the heels of other countries and states enacting their own privacy laws, the Colorado Privacy Act will soon go into effect July 2023. The recent wave of privacy legislation took off in 2018, with the European Union (EU) implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

IT Forensics: Technology Security Issues That Employers Should Keep Top of Mind

By: Colin A. Walker

April 5, 2022

IT Forensics: Technology Security Issues That Employers Should Keep Top of Mind

“Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me…” Should Non-Disparagement Provisions be Included in Employment Agreements?

By: Colin A. Walker

March 16, 2022

In a non-disparagement agreement, a party agrees not to disparage, or make negative comments about, another party.

United States Women’s National Soccer Team Secures Historic $24 Million Equal Pay Settlement

By: Amanda C. Jokerst

March 1, 2022

The United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) secured a $24 million equal pay settlement with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). The settlement included a promise by the USSF to equalize pay between the women and men’s national team.

Senate Passes Landmark Bill Ending Forced Arbitration of Workplace Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims

By: Adrian P. Castro

February 16, 2022

On Thursday, February 10, 2022, the Senate passed what is being heralded as a landmark bill ending forced arbitration of workplace sexual harassment and assault claims.

Additional Posts

2022 Colorado Legislative Session Brings Big Changes to Employment Law

Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (“FAIR Act”)

Does Your Company Need a Privacy Policy?

IT Forensics: Technology Security Issues That Employers Should Keep Top of Mind

“Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me…” Should Non-Disparagement Provisions be Included in Employment Agreements?

United States Women’s National Soccer Team Secures Historic $24 Million Equal Pay Settlement

Senate Passes Landmark Bill Ending Forced Arbitration of Workplace Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims

Can You Provide Different Benefits to Different Employees?

Happy New Year: Ready or Not, Here Comes 2022!

Senate Bill SB 21-217

Sixth Circuit to Preside Over Challenge to OSHA Vaccine Mandate

Court of Appeals Issues Temporary Stay of OSHA Vaccine Mandate

Navigating A Patchwork of Employment Laws: An HR Perspective

How A Recently Overturned Colorado Supreme Court Law Affects Employers

Dealing with A Patchwork of Employment Laws: Colorado Checklist 

Employment Law for Boards of Directors

Terminations

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