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Colorado Wage Act

The Colorado Wage Act (C.R.S. 8-4-101 et seq.) requires Colorado employers to pay employees their earned wages in a timely manner. The Wage Act is commonly referred to as the…

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FMLA and ADA

A recent Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals case analyzes claims brought under the FMLA and ADA.  The case, Smothers v. Solvay Chemicals, Inc., issued on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, involved…

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Second-Generation Sexism

Second-generation sexism or gender bias is term that has been coined to describe the current phenomena of sexism.  Studies show that sexism is prevalent in the workplace but it usually…

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FMLA

FMLA The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides an entitlement of up to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave during any 12-month period and it requires that their group…

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SEPARATION AND RELEASE AGREEMENTS

What is a Separation and Release Agreement? A separation and release agreement (“separation agreement”) is a contract frequently given to employees as part of a severance package.  Usually the employer…

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Sexual Harassment FAQ’s What laws make sexual harassment illegal? There are both state and federal laws. Title VII is the federal statute that protects against sexual harassment. In Colorado, the…

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DISTINCTION BETWEEN FMLA RETALIATION AND INTERFERENCE CLAIMS

DISTINCTION BETWEEN FMLA INTERFERENCE & FMLA RETALIATION CLAIMS FMLA claims for interference and retaliation differ in that the elements of proof for each claim is different.  The two theories of…

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PROTECTING OLDER WORKERS AGAINST DISCRIMINATION ACT

On March 13, 2012, the Senate introduced a bill entitled the “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (POWADA). The legislation, co-sponsored by Iowa Senators, Tom Harkin (D) and Charles Grassley…

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Does your boss talk about his sex life in front of you, or does he call you “babe” or “honey” or make other suggestive comments about your body?  Does he…

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Retaliation by Association is Illegal

In Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP, the Supreme Court held that an employee who claims he was fired in retaliation for his fiancé’s complaint of sex harassment had an…

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