On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor – Wage and Hour Division issued Administrator’s Interpretation 2015-1, addressing the distinction between employees and independent contractors and articulating the standards that should be used when classifying workers, accordingly. The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (WHD) is responsible for enforcing the Fair […]

What do corporate lawyers do as it relates to contract law? As you can imagine, corporations deal with contract issues all the time because that’s generally how business is done between entities and sometimes between individuals and corporations.    Contract review, contract drafting is a very important function of a corporate lawyer. The issues that can […]

What in general does a corporate lawyer in Colorado do? A corporate lawyer in Colorado assists clients with a variety of different issues dealing with the creation, formation, liabilities, and ongoing existence of a company or corporate. One of the most important initial things if you are deciding to start a business, to create a […]

  On January 1st, 2015, the Job Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act (Act) will come into effect, substantially amending the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA). C.R.S. §24-34-405. The Act applies to employment discrimination claims arising under CADA, expanding, both, the remedies available to employees and the potential liability of employers, in particular, Colorado small businesses […]

How to Deal with an Abusive Boss

  If you are like most people, you experience the occasional bout of disliking your job. Even in the best situations, people have bad days where they dream of winning the lottery and moving on. Unfortunately for some, the bad days outweigh the good and their situation crosses the line into something that is abusive. […]

  On July 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination and related issues; the new guidance constitutes the Commission’s first comprehensive update on the subject in more than 30 years.i Interestingly, the guidance was issued just two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court accepted review of Young […]

For as long as people have had jobs, there have been complaints about those jobs. Most business owners understand a bit of employee griping around the water cooler can be a good way to reduce stress, as long as matters do not get out of control. No work environment is perfect and discussing the imperfections […]

Navigating the sometimes choppy waters of the job market can be tough for anyone, but it is especially frustrating when a former employer is speaking negatively about your performance. If you have been searching for a job and find things are going well until potential employers contact your references, you might be a victim of […]

Hostile Work Environment?

Most people have good days and bad days at work. Regardless of the work you do, the co-workers sharing your space, or the company for which you work, you are bound to experience some trouble every so often. Unfortunately for some, troublesome issues are ongoing and their situation has gone from normal work challenges to […]

  An employer restricting the personal lives of employees is a sensitive subject. In most instances, employers avoid putting restrictions on employees when they are off-the-clock because it drives away the best and brightest in their industry. However, there are some businesses in which employers may want to set parameters for employee behavior outside of […]

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