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Cathy Havener Greer was interviewed by Law Week Colorado

Cathy Havener Greer was interviewed by Law Week Colorado in November 2020 and discussed the challenges and opportunities facing employers in Colorado in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite changes to the litigation landscape, the firm’s employment team remains busy both defending employers in litigation and in counseling employers about the many recent updates […]

In Department of Corrections v. Stiles, 2020 CO 90, announced on December 21, 2020, the Colorado Supreme Court clarified the standard of review applicable to an ALJ’s evaluation of a state entity’s employee disciplinary decision.  The Court’s syllabus of the decision provides: “After a certified state employee’s random urinalysis tested positive for marijuana, he was […]

The Colorado Supreme Court announced its opinion on December 21, 2020, in a long-anticipated case involving the interplay between the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), section 24-34-405, C.R.S. (2020) and the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act (CGIA), section 24-10-106, C.R.S. (2020) in Elder v. Williams, 2020 CO 88. The syllabus to the court’s 4-3 opinion states: “This […]

December 9, 2020 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm MST Building consulting expert Jake Mello of J.S. Held and attorney Mark Neider of Wells Anderson Race will present a two-hour* ethics seminar, which highlights: Commonalities of Famous & Infamous Ethics Failures The Top Three Tips to Help Avoid Ethical Failures A Detailed Football Analogy on Ethical […]

In its recent per curiam decision in Taylor v. Riojas, 592 U.S. ____, 208 L. Ed. 2d 164 (2020), the Supreme Court reversed a Fifth Circuit’s decision to grant qualified immunity to corrections officers who allegedly confined the plaintiff in unsanitary conditions for six days. This decision is a rare Supreme Court reversal of a […]

Mark Neider recently published an article in the CLM Construction Fall Edition regarding avoiding gas explosions on construction sites.  Mark’s article is available here: https://online.pubhtml5.com/adfn/ntsu/#p=6.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania, et al. (19-431) is a victory for employers with religious or moral objections to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate. On its face, this decision extends protections the Court afforded employers in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., 573 U.S. 682 […]

As employers are well aware, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by Congress in 1991, prohibits them from failing or refusing to hire or from discharging any individual, or otherwise from discriminating against an individual “because of” that individual’s sex, even if other factors in addition to sex motivated the […]

The Colorado Legislature recently passed the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, which was signed into law on July 14, 2020.  See C.R.S. § 8-13.3-403.  The new law requires Colorado employers with more than 16 employees to provide 48 hours of paid sick leave to exempt and non-exempt employees beginning on January 1, 2021.  The law […]

Winnebago Case Update

For those manufacturers and sellers interested in enforcing the terms of a product warranty, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals provided good authority for enforcement of precise terms prior to filing any suit. The Court also recognized clearly the distinction between Winnebago, the manufacturer, and its dealers. In Platt v. Winnebago Industries, the Court affirmed […]

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