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.

Bill Introduced in Colorado Legislature Would Substantially Expand Employment Discrimination Law

By: Colin A. Walker

March 24, 2021

On March 8, 2021, Senate Bill 21-176, “Protecting Opportunities and Workers’ Rights (POWR) Act,” was introduced in the Colorado Legislature.

Considerations for Departing Executives

By: Colin A. Walker

March 16, 2021

When a C-Level executive separates from employment (by resignation, termination, or otherwise), there are a number of issues the executive should consider both to protect the executive from claims by the company and to preserve claims or protect their rights.

Measures to Reduce Risk upon Separation

By: Colin A. Walker

March 9, 2021

It is important for employers to take precautions to ensure that departing C-Level executives do not engage in misconduct which could harm the business.

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

By: Colin A. Walker

March 2, 2021

Social media accounts have become ubiquitous in recent years, especially in the business environment. LinkedIn and similar platforms are regularly used for sales, recruiting, networking, and other activities critical to a business’ success.

Traps for the Unwary Executive or Founder When Offering Securities

By: Gil B. Selinger

February 23, 2021

Executives of early and mid-stage growth companies are often tasked by their founders (if they are not one and the same person) to work towards raising capital to help their company grow.

Tax Considerations with Severance Pay: Section 409A

By: Colin A. Walker

February 17, 2021

When an employer and employee consider entering into an agreement that provides the employee with a right to severance pay (a specified amount of pay upon termination of employment), they should consider the tax implications.

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

By: Colin A. Walker

February 9, 2021

Colorado’s pay equity law, the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, was passed by the legislature two years ago and it just went into effect January 1 of this year.

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CDC Changes COVID Guidance

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Colorado’s New Family and Medical Leave Law Goes into Effect

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Proposes New Rules

Employment Law Implications of SCOTUS Affirmative Action Decision

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Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals in the Workplace

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Supreme Court Changes Standard for Religious Accommodation

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The History of Laws Protecting LGBTQIA+ Workers from Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace in Colorado

Are No-poach Agreements Legal?

Colorado Legislature Passes Amendments to Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

The End of COVID Public Health Emergency Leave

Colorado Legislature Passes Significant Changes to Workplace Harassment Laws

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POWR Bill Introduced in Colorado Senate

Supreme Court Confirms Strict Compliance Required to Exempt Highly Compensated Employees From Overtime Regulations

Denver Enacts New Wage Theft Ordinance

FTC Proposes Rule Banning Non-Compete Agreements for All Employees

Public Health Emergency Leave Expanded to Include Flu and other Respiratory Illnesses

Supreme Court Hears Affirmative Action Cases

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U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Rule Regarding Independent Contractors

Criminal Issues in the Workplace

New Employment Laws Go Into Effect August 10, 2022

Lobbying and Employment Law

New Law Requires Notice of Reason for Termination

Is Hair a Protected Class?

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

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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