Colorado Employees: COVID-19 Enhanced Employment Benefit Resources
Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Emergency Sick Leave and Emergency Family Leave The following post explains state and federal responses to COVID-19 with regard to enhanced employee benefits and employer tax credits employees and employers may be eligible to receive. On March 18, 2020, the Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act became law. There…Read More
Increased Eligibility for Sealing Criminal Records
The Colorado legislature recently passed a bill permitting the sealing of criminal records (and convictions) that the law did not allow to be sealed before. In the past, the only way a case could usually be sealed is if the case was dismissed, the defendant wasn’t charged, or the defendant was acquitted. If you believe…Read More
Do employees (and former employees) have the right to see their own personnel file? You bet.
In the employment law context, many wrongful termination/wrongful disciplinary action cases deal with allegations by an employer of an employee’s misconduct. An employer may assert an employee was disciplined because of their unprofessional conduct (e.g, absenteeism, sexual harassment, substance abuse, etc.). In the past, prior to any formal litigation, an employee requesting to see documentation of the…Read More
Snapchat, Sex, and Student Misconduct: A Cautionary Tale from a Criminal Defense Attorney’s Perspective
I recently had a phone consult with a young man in college. Correction—a young man who was in college. Let’s call him Joe. Joe called because he was expelled for non-academic student misconduct and wanted to know what he should do moving forward. You may be wondering why he wanted to speak to a criminal…Read More