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Jennifer Gokenbach is an attorney and the founder of a woman-owned employment defense firm in Denver, Colorado. Her law firm is the exclusive Colorado firm for Worklaw® Network, a network of independent law firms with focused practices on labor and employment matters in the U.S. and abroad.

iStock_000020079234XSmall.jpgKnown as “Drive-By Litigation,” Colorado is getting hit by a rash of lawsuits alleging that businesses are violating Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Since April of this year, 20 lawsuits (and counting) have been filed against Denver area businesses by the same Plaintiff who is represented by the same two attorneys

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is listing the names of individuals prosecuted for unemployment insurance fraud on its website in an attempt to help minimize unemployment fraud and abuse.  According to the CDOL website, there were 18 prosecutions in the 1st quarter of 2012, resulting in judgments to recover $223,667.80 in fraudulently paid

Sneeze.jpgPromoting public health? Sounds good. Making sure working adults stay at home when they are sick? I’m on board. Flexible and supportive working environment? Of course, who doesn’t want that.

Voters in San Francisco, Washington D.C., Milwaukee, and Connecticut were motivated by these ideals when passing paid sick leave ordinances or bills in their

On May 31, 2011, in a decision critical to non-compete law in Colorado, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its holding in Lucht’s Concrete Pumping Inc. v. Horner (PDF).  I previously blogged about the fluctuating state of Colorado’s non-compete law given the decisions below in the Lucht’s case — Colorado Non-Compete Law in Flux (October 7, 2010)

HealthCareReform2.jpgI previously blogged in March 2011 on the 1-year anniversary of health care reform.  At that time, the 5 principal cases challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act had moved from the district courts to the federal Courts of Appeals.  Currently, these cases are almost fully briefed, and 2 of them have been argued.

As we await these

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On May 9, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a news release announcing the launch of its first application for smartphones – a timesheet to help employees independently track the hours they work and determine the wages they are owed.  The App, called “DOL – Timesheet,” is available to download for free