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XCel Energy Legal Department Recognized As ACC Value Champion

XCel Energy Legal Department Recognized As ACC Value Champion

LAW WEEK COLORADO The Association of Corporate Counsel announced today that Xcel Energy was named a 2015 ACC Value Champion for creating a legal efficiency strategies committee resulting in exemplary change management and a comprehensive approach to value, including improved client service, enhanced internal efficiency and reduced spending on outside counsel, according to an ACC press […]

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EEOC Issues Guidance On Wellness Programs

EEOC Issues Guidance On Wellness Programs

By Doug Chartier, LAW WEEK COLORADO As popular as corporate wellness programs are among employers, it’s been tricky to gauge where many of those programs stand in terms of nondiscrimination laws — at least until recently. On April 15, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released its proposed rules on corporate wellness programs pursuant to the Americans […]

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Burg Simpson Awards 10 College Scholarships

Burg Simpson Awards 10 College Scholarships

Burg Simpsonannounced today that the firm has selected 10 Colorado high school seniors as scholarship recipients in their 3rd Annual Scholarship Contest. Burg Simpson awarded nine $1,000 scholarships and one grand prize of $2,500 at a special reception held on April 30. The scholarship recipients were also recognized on center court during half time of the Colorado State […]

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Background Checks: A Class-Action Magnet

Background Checks: A Class-Action Magnet

By Doug Chartier, LAW WEEK COLORADO A perceivably minor stipulation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act is resulting in high-profile employers paying out major class-action settlements. On April 20, Home Depot agreed to pay at least $1.8 million to settle FCRA violation claims, according to documents filed to a California federal court. In Henderson v. Home […]

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Hurdles Persist For Cannabis Company Banking, Crowdfunding

Hurdles Persist For Cannabis Company Banking, Crowdfunding

By Doug Chartier, LAW WEEK COLORADO Colorado’s marijuana-based companies will need to wait before they can practicably outgrow their current cash-only model. State officials say, however, that solutions might be pending at the federal level. Andrew Freedman, the state government’s director of marijuana coordination, said procuring banking services for marijuana businesses is currently a top priority […]

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SEC More Proactive With Whistleblowers

SEC More Proactive With Whistleblowers

By Doug Chartier, LAW WEEK COLORADO Compliance with whistleblower protections doesn’t begin at the company’s response to whistleblowers — it begins at the company’s agreements with employees. To drive this point home, certain federal agencies are no longer waiting for unlawful employer retaliation to occur before they step in to enforce whistleblower protections. The U.S. Securities […]

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Personal Email Use Creates Headaches For Employers

Personal Email Use Creates Headaches For Employers

By Doug Chartier, LAW WEEK COLORADO Amid the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of her personal email account to conduct official business as Secretary of State, employers wonder if a similar scenario could present a hazard to their businesses, namely in terms of data security, regulation violations and e-discovery. When employees use private or external accounts […]

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Supreme Court Clarifies Claims-Based Coverage Rules

Supreme Court Clarifies Claims-Based Coverage Rules

By Doug Chartier, LAW WEEK COLORADO A recent Colorado Supreme Court decision established that the notice-prejudice rule, a Colorado-specific insurance statute, only applies to occurrence policies and not claims-made policies. The decision, which many insurance-focused lawyers considered predictable, nonetheless might be a teachable moment for businesses on the timely reporting of commercial insurance claims. Occurrence coverage […]

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