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Three Basic Concepts Colorado Employers Need to Know About Employee Noncompetition Agreements

Three Basic Concepts Colorado Employers Need to Know about Employee Noncompetition Agreements By Dan Block 1.  Noncompetition Agreements are not enforceable against Colorado employees except in four situations specified in the law.  One of those situations is when the employee’s job duties fit into a specified job category. Based on Colorado court decisions: 2.  Continued employment Read More

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The Amended FTC Rule: How will your franchise system be affected?

The Amended FTC Rule: How will your franchise system be affected? By Doug Ferguson and Dan Block The Federal Trade Commission’s amended Franchise Rule has been enacted with the phase-in period set to expire on July 1, 2008. The amended rule will require revisions to your offering circular – which is now called a Franchise Disclosure Document, or Read More

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If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck … It’s a franchise

If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck… It’s a franchise By Dan Block If you are the owner of a successful business-law that has more than one outlet, such as retail stores or restaurants, you may have decided you would like to expand your chain. Or, people may have told you that they Read More

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New EEOC Guidance Addresses Potential Discrimination Against Employees Who Are Caregivers

New EEOC Guidance Addresses Potential Discrimination Against Employees Who Are Caregivers By Dan Block The U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued a new Enforcement Guidance concerning potential illegal caregiver discrimination by employers. If you are familiar with employment laws, and keep up on news concerning employment laws, you may be thinking that you do Read More

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Proper Documentation of Employee Performance: An Essential Element of Good Employer Practices

Proper Documentation of Employee Performance: An Essential Element of Good Employer Practices By Dan Block It is a problem that occurs often in business-law. A supervisor fires a poorly performing employee because of the employee’s unsatisfactory performance. The employee contends that he or she was a victim of illegal discrimination based on his or her age, Read More

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Federal Judge Issues Injunction Temporarily Preventing Enforcement of New, Much Higher Minimum Salary Requirement for “Exempt” Employee Status

Federal Judge Issues Injunction Temporarily Preventing Enforcement of New, Much Higher, Minimum Salary Requirement for “Exempt” Employee Status November 28, 2016 By Dan Block A U.S. District Judge in Texas has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction temporarily preventing the effectiveness of the new final rule of the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) under the Fair Read More

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New Colorado Laws Expand Rights of Employees and Job Applicants Affected by Pregnancy or Recent Childbirth, Allow Employees to Inspect Personnel Files, and Eliminate an Employment Eligibility Requirement

New Colorado Laws Expand Rights of Employees and Job Applicants Affected by Pregnancy or Recent Childbirth, Allow Employees to Inspect Personnel Files, and Eliminate an Employment Eligibility Requirement June 2016 By Dan Block Among other bills impacting business-law and other organizations in Colorado, two bills imposing new requirements on employers and one bill eliminating a Read More

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Employee Manuals and Policies: Changes in NLRB Positions and Colorado Law

Employee Manuals and Policies: Changes in NLRB Positions and Colorado Law July 30, 2015 By Dan Block Among other significant employee-favorable or union-favorable actions, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has in the past year taken positions related to restrictions on employee communications that are in significant conflict with past NLRB positions on those issues. Read More

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