Katie Pratt, Adam O’Brien, and Chelsie Smith authored a new article on non-compete agreements published in The Colorado Lawyer in the November 2022 edition.  For more information, please read the article and contact Katie, Adam, or Chelsie to discuss whether your business needs to re-visit, revise, or rescind your non-compete agreements.

Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC congratulates our colleague Lindsay Dunn, who is teaching Deposition Skills as an Adjunct Faculty Member of the University of Colorado School of Law this Fall.

WAR Team Secures Arbitration Win

The Wells, Anderson & Race team of Adam O’Brien, and Elizabeth Walker recently achieved a complete defense award in a AAA construction industry arbitration for a general contractor. WAR’s client faced both non-payment and injury claims from a subcontractor on a school construction project in Colorado. The arbitrator returned a complete defense award, including fees […]

On March 24, 2022, a new bill affecting restrictive employment agreements or covenants not to compete was introduced in the Colorado House of Representatives.  The bill has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.  If passed, the bill would make additional changes to the Colorado statute governing restrictive employment agreements.  A copy of the bill’s […]

The Colorado Supreme Court recently clarified that individual employees of insurance companies cannot be held liable for violations of C.R.S. § 10-3-1115, unreasonable delay or denial of payment for a claim for insurance benefits. In Skillet v. Allstate Fire & Cas. Ins. Co., 2022 CO 12, the Court confirmed that Section 1115 (and the corresponding […]

On March 17, 2022 Bill O’Connell and Katie Pratt are presenting “Trial and Error: 50 Mistakes Even Experienced Trial Attorneys Make,” hosted by the National Business Institute. Defense litigation colleague Jason Young is also a co-presenter. The CLE will cover a host of trial issues including voir dire and jury selection, opening statement pitfalls, blunders […]

Colorado has had a statute governing non-compete agreements on the books for many years.  In general, non-compete agreements are void under Colorado law.  There are limited exceptions for: (a) restrictions in a contract for the purchase or sale of a business or the assets of a business; (b) contracts protecting trade secrets; (c) contracts that […]

On February 10, 2022, the U.S. Senate, by voice vote, approved the passage of the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act,” which overwhelmingly passed the House earlier this week.  President Biden has expressed support for the Act and is expected to sign the legislation into law.  The Act invalidates arbitration agreements […]

The 2022 Legislative Session is underway in the Colorado General Assembly. Two bills have been introduced so far that could impact Colorado employers. More bills may be introduced as the session continues. In House Bill 22-1130, the legislature is being asked to consider rolling back the requirement that Colorado employers with fewer than 16 employees […]

In 2020, The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment issued guidance (INFO #6A and #6B) to employers regarding the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (“HFWA”). INFO #6C summarizes how paid leave differs (1) from requirements in 2020 to those in 2021; and (2) between federal and Colorado law. These Colorado Department of Labor and Employment […]

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