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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 […]

Check out Jennifer Tiedeken’s take on gaslighting in the legal field on the Colorado Women’s Bar Associations blog, The 1891, (while you are there, check out what other bloggers have to say about obstacles of legal practice, too!) https://www.the1891-cwba.org/post/on-gaslighting-and-how-to-spot-it

Davis & Ceriani’s managing partner, Valeri Pappas, will be presenting at the Colorado Bar Association’s Ethics 7.0 Seminar on November 8, 2019. The presentation will offer techniques on handling complex ethical issues in every day practice. This is a great way for Colorado lawyers to earn all 7 ethics credits in one day. Davis & […]

On May 28, 2019, Governor Jared Polis signed HB-19-1025—known as “Ban the Box” into law. Like many other states, Colorado’s “ban the box” law prohibits employers from inquiring into the criminal history of job applicant initial job applications for potential employees. Laws like these were coined as “ban the box” laws due to employers often […]

Colorado’s New Equal Pay Law

On May 22, 2019 Governor Jared Polis signed the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (“EPEWA”), scheduled to go into effect on January 1st, 2021. The EPEWA applies to all Colorado employers, both public and private, and offers incentives to employers who proactively conduct self-audits of their compensation policies. Basics of the EPEWA: The EPEWA […]

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