Labor & Employment Blog Posts From April 2019
Blog: Colorado Joins the Growing Number of States That ‘Ban the Box’
Date: April 30, 2019
Title: Colorado Joins the Growing Number of States That ‘Ban the Box’
Summary: On April 12, 2019, Colorado’s House Bill 1025 – known as the “Ban the Box” law – cleared the state legislature and moved to the governor’s desk for final signature. In doing so, Colorado joins the growing number of states that have passed legislation aimed at removing the check box that asks if applicants have a criminal record from hiring applications. Colorado becomes the 12th state to get behind this initiative, in addition to many municipalities that have placed limitations on criminal background inquir...
Blog: California’s Notice of Change in Relationship Requirements: Four Things Employers Should Know
Date: April 26, 2019
Title: California’s Notice of Change in Relationship Requirements: Four Things Employers Should Know
Summary: Under California law, there are certain requirements related to an employee’s change of relationship with the company. Here are four things every employer with employees in California should know....
Blog: A Fair-Minded and Welcoming Workplace for All
Date: April 22, 2019
Title: A Fair-Minded and Welcoming Workplace for All
Summary: While Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964—the federal law prohibiting discrimination by private employers—does not expressly include sexual orientation or gender identity as protected classes, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), consistent with U.S. Supreme Court case law, has taken the position that Title VII's prohibition of sex discrimination forbids employment discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation, protections which apply regardless of any contrary laws....
Blog: An Employee’s Rights and Responsibilities to Seek and Obtain COBRA Continuation Coverage
Date: April 18, 2019
Title: An Employee’s Rights and Responsibilities to Seek and Obtain COBRA Continuation Coverage
Summary: The prospect of losing one’s employer-sponsored health insurance is a scary proposition. This is a quick guide of your rights and responsibilities to secure continuation coverage if you choose to do so following an event that causes you to lose coverage provided through an employee-sponsored group health plan....
Blog: An Important Fact About Informed Written Consent and Conflict Waivers
Date: April 16, 2019
Title: An Important Fact About Informed Written Consent and Conflict Waivers
Summary: If you’ve ever worked with a labor & employment attorney, you may have heard them refer to “written consent” and “conflict waivers.” These terms can be confusing and this post will endeavor to explain what they mean and give suggestions on what you should do when dealing faced with them in your business. ...