On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, the Colorado Supreme Court issued two decisions that provide a glimmer of hope for businesses waging the war with state government agencies over the classification of workers as independent contractors. The cases are: Industrial Claim Appeals Office v. Softrock Geological Services, Inc. et al. (involving the classification of 1 geologist) Western… Continue Reading
An Employer's Guide Through the Twists and Turns of Employment Law and Litigation, Including Collective and Class Actions.
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). For many… Continue Reading
Happy New Year! I know I am more than happy to say goodbye to 2010, am looking forward to all the possibilities of 2011, and hope that anyone taking the time to read my blog is also off to a good start this new year. On this First Monday of 2011, Colorado employers take note: The new… Continue Reading
On September 30, 2010, oral argument (audio file) took place in an important case regarding non-compete law before the Colorado Supreme Court. The case is Lucht’s Concrete Pumping, Inc. v. Horner et al., Case No. 09SC627, and the issue on appeal is whether continued at-will employment is sufficient consideration to enforce a non-competition agreement entered into after the employment… Continue Reading