What is Discrimination?

Information for Employers Knowing what is discrimination is valuable information for employer defense. The most easily understood type of employer discrimination in the workplace is “disparate treatment.” As an employer, you can find yourself defending a lawsuit just because you (your company) treated some people less favorably than others because… Read more »

Commercial Litigation – Ten Commandments for CEO’s

When it comes to commercial litigation, as a CEO and business owner, you often think that being able to call an attorney gives you a piece of mind to sleep at night. Although there is some comfort and truth to this, the question really becomes what can you do now so… Read more »

Common Affirmative Defenses to Breach of Contract Formation

Asserting the Right Affirmative Defenses  to Contract Formation Can Win Your Case Affirmative defenses to breach of contract are important when another party files a case but you actually have a legal reason for not completing the contract. In contract litigation, there are certain affirmative breach of contract remedies you can assert at… Read more »

General Partnership vs Limited Partnership

A Limited Partnership, as compared to a general partnership, is formed by two or more people doing business. At least person must act as the general partner. That person must have actual management authority for the day-day- activities of the company. This is in direction comparison to the other person(s) within the… Read more »

Age Discrimination Act (ADEA)

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits covered employers from engaging in age discrimination in employment.  The ADEA protect employees 40 and over. However, where there is a bona fide occupational reasonably necessary to the normal operations of your particular business, you may be allowed to discriminate based upon age. This is… Read more »

Racial Discrimination for Employers in Colorado

 As an employer, racial discrimination as applied in most states prohibits unfavorable actions against an applicant or employee because /she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features). Color discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of… Read more »

FAR Federal Contractor Code of Conduct & Business Ethics

In 2008, under FAR 52.203-13, “Contractor Code of Conduct and Business Ethics and Conduct” – the clause promulgated that appears in all Federal prime contracts that exceed $5 million and have a period of performance of 120 days or more and is required to be included in subcontracts of that dollar… Read more »

Hostile Work Environment Definition & Meaning

As a Colorado employer in you must be aware of hostile work environment law and develop the requisite policies that lower the impact of any EEOC investigations.  Always evaluate your company’s work environment at least on an annual basis. Failure to do so could trigger an EEOC investigation and ultimately an expensive lawsuit. What… Read more »

Remedies for Breach of Contract and Damages

 Importance of Breach of Contract Remedies in a Lawsuit As a party to a contracts lawsuit, you can seek several remedies for breach of contract and damages. Sometimes the decision to file a case, or not, could depend on potentially available solutions. Also, when filing a lawsuit your complaint has… Read more »

Termination of Contract

Drafting a contract termination letter starts with the basis for the termination and making sure that the underlying reason for the letter does not breach the contract. The decision to terminate a contract can arise from several situations that include: employment terminations, breach of contract situations, terminating services, construction performance… Read more »