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To Screen or Not to Screen? Selective Drug Screening by Job Category

USA - August 31 2021 Question: Can we mandate a drug screening upon hire for some job types and not others? Answer: For some categories of heavily regulated jobs, such as…

Remote Work, EPEWA Cause Further (Unintentional) Headaches

USA - August 25 2021 The Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA), effective January 1, 2021, has given Colorado employers significant heartburn regarding its job posting and…

Thanks for Interviewing With Us—Are You Vaccinated?

USA - August 24 2021 Question: In interviews with prospective employees, can we ask about their COVID-19 vaccination status? Answer: Generally speaking, you can ask…

Denver’s New Vaccine Mandate For Some Private-Sector Employers: Are you prepared?

USA - August 4 2021 Colorado employers already grappling with mandatory paid sick leave and complex job posting requirements may now be obligated to implement mandatory…

Employers Dodge Powerful Bullet: POWR Act’s Potential Ramifications

USA - August 2 2021 Employment law in Colorado has undergone a sea change in the past year, from mandatory sick leave, to new promotional-opportunity posting…

Behind the Mask: Reevaluating Safety Policies for COVID-19-Vaccinated Employees

USA - July 30 2021 Question: We have COVID-vaccinated employees asking if they can stop wearing masks at work. Can we modify our mask policy only for vaccinated…

Pay Up: Colorado Supreme Court Clarifies Vacation Payout Obligations

USA - June 25 2021 Colorado law has long been unsettled as to whether employers must pay out accrued but unused vacation time at separation of employment where the…

Permanent Work From Home Could Be Reasonable Accommodation

USA - June 23 2021 Question: Our employee has filed an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) request with her psychiatrist to work from home permanently. Do we have to…

How to Legally Focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

USA - June 23 2021 June brings the confluence of Pride Month as well as the newly minted federal holiday, Juneteenth. Over the last few years, as social justice issues…

State Lawmakers Push Back Against Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Workplace

USA - June 22 2021 Vaccinations are proceeding apace in Colorado and across the United States. But as workplaces get set to resume full in-office operations, there’s a…