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As the world rapidly evolves and news continues to break daily regarding the spread and impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and as more cities and states issue stay-at-home orders (or lengthen those already in place), businesses and individuals may find themselves in a position where they can’t comply with the terms of their contracts. There […]

As of March 26, 2020 at 6:00 am, all individuals within the state of Colorado have been ordered to stay home unless they are engaging in either a Necessary Activity or performing work for a Critical Business, as defined by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (“CDPHE”). In addition, all businesses, except Critical […]

For businesses and business owners, the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents many risks. Some risks, such as the risk of business interruption and associated loss of revenue, are obvious. Others, like what happens when an employee gets COVID-19 on the job or what happens if a business is accused of exposing multiple individuals to COVID-19 […]

Statewide Mandate On March 22, 2020, Governor Polis signed Executive Statewide Order D 2020 013 (the “Statewide Order”) which requires all Colorado employers, with exceptions for certain industries discussed below, to reduce their in-person workforces by 50% unless the employer can certify that employees are no closer than six feet from one another during any […]

On March 21, 2020, the EEOC formally stated that its Pandemic Preparedness Guidelines (previously applicable to influenza only) (the “Guidelines”) are also applicable to COVID-19, and published its updated Guidelines with specific reference to COVID-19. The EEOC made clear that COVID-19 now poses a “direct threat”—a significant risk of substantial harm to the health or […]

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201), signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020, mandating all employers who employ under 500 people to offer paid leave for certain COVID-19 related reasons Updated March 25, 2020 The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) has several provisions directly relevant to all employers who employ […]

Davis & Ceriani 2020 SuperLawyers Recognition

Davis & Ceriani’s managing partner, Valeri Pappas, has been recognized as a top 50 Female and Top 100 overall SuperLawyer of 2020, and special counsel, Jennifer Tiedeken, has been recognized as a 2020 Colorado SuperLawyers Rising Star. Valeri’s profile as it appears in the Superlawyers publication can be found here and her qualifications can also […]

Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Effective March 16, 2020, Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order (“COMPS Order”) #36 will go into effect, replacing Colorado Minimum Wage Order #35 and all prior minimum wage orders in Colorado. The COMPS Order sets a new state minimum wage, expands the COMPS Order applicability to all employers, […]

“Coronavirus” (COVID-19) The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (“Coronavirus”) has now reached Colorado and Governor Polis has declared a state of emergency. Colorado employers are wondering how best to protect their employees while also respecting employee rights and maintaining a normal workplace environment. This blog post briefly discusses the U.S. Center for Disease Control’s (“CDC”) recommendations […]

Being charged with a crime can seem overwhelming, daunting, and most of all, scary. If the state of Colorado decides to prosecute you, you will have to make several court appearances, and it may be difficult to know what to do, especially when the laws can be convoluted and confusing. Depending on the charges you […]

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