Employment Law

Colorado’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

2024-02-19T19:23:08+00:00February 19th, 2024|Articles, Employment Law, Updates|

Introduction: Understanding FAMLI Starting in 2024, businesses have to comply with the Colorado Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program, CRS 8-13.3-501, et seq. This law is more than just an excellent example of legislators working overtime to find a clever acronym. It requires significant action by businesses employing Colorado residents. Generally speaking, it [...]

Ensure Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

2024-02-07T19:41:21+00:00February 6th, 2024|Articles, Employment Law, Updates|

In 2021, Colorado adopted the Equal Pay Act (C.R.S. s. 8-5-101, et seq.), a law aimed at diminishing gender pay disparities. The Ensure Equal Pay for Equal Work Act of 2024 amends this statute to include stronger requirements mostly connecting to job posting. Human resources and payroll companies should pay close attention, as their business [...]

Uncertain Dates and Amounts in Mechanic’s Liens

2023-11-28T19:44:47+00:00July 28th, 2023|Articles, Business Law, Employment Law|

One remedy available to those who perform construction work is the Mechanic’s Lien. In Colorado, this is a security interest in real property that is given to laborers or materialmen who do work on that property. It is a useful tool in ensuring payment on projects for a variety of reasons. It is a statutory [...]

The Great Resignation and the Great Attrition: Protect Your Company During Employee Departure

2024-02-21T18:15:13+00:00April 8th, 2023|Business Law, Articles, Employment Law|

Ready to handle legal issues when someone quits? Long gone are the days where companies could expect every employee to stay with the same employer for decades. We now live in the age of “job hopping,” where employees are regularly changing jobs for various reasons, such as higher pay, better benefits, flexible hours, [...]

Public Health Emergency Leave in Colorado – It Is Still Here And It Has Been Expanded.

2023-11-28T19:54:59+00:00March 31st, 2023|Articles, Business Law, Employment Law|

By now, employers should be aware that Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplace Act (“HFWA”) includes a provision requiring employers to provide up to eighty (80) hours of paid leave for employees affected by a Public Health Emergency (PHE). See C.R.S. § 8-13.3-405(1). Of course, at the time of its passage in 2020, this law was [...]