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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 […]

For years, employers have made arbitration of employee disputes a requirement of employment by including arbitration agreements in their employment agreements or offers of employment. Often times, those arbitration agreements include class action and collective action waivers—meaning that employees are prohibited from pursuing lawsuits against their employers on a class action or collective action basis. […]