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How Small Biz Owners Might Be Breaking Tax Code Under ACA

By Hannah Garcia LAW WEEK COLORADO Although companies have been reimbursing employees for individual health insurance policies for decades, the IRS issued policy guidance in 2013 that barred the practice under the Affordable Healthcare Act. The problem is that a large number of small business owners don’t know that. “This was a big change, but […]

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Pharma Settlements District Courts’ Domain

By Tony Flesor LAW WEEK COLORADO Pharmaceutical companies are clear to enter “anti-competitive” agreements, so long as they don’t hurt consumers. That’s the key message from a federal court jury in December. The case was the first major test of a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision, FTC v. Actavis, which prohibited unreasonable “pay to delay” […]

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Legal Lasso: April Fool’s Edition

Here’s your warning not to trust anything you read or hear today. Most likely including a few things that turn up in Lasso today. Editor’s Note: Stay on top of this news story and others by liking Law Week Colorado on Facebook! COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF IN LOCAL NEWS: PLEASE TELL ME […]

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Enviro-Consulting Firm Escapes Damages In Corporate Raiding Case

By Hannah Garcia LAW WEEK COLORADO A Denver jury verdict that ended a contract dispute was a win for small business, according to attorneys for a local mining consultancy firm. “This was a fight my clients really wanted to take on, both for themselves and for other small businesses as well,” said Danielle Kitson, a […]

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High Court: State Not Responsible For Tree-Branch Injuries

By Hannah Garcia LAW WEEK COLORADO When a tree branch fell on a woman at a Colorado state park, a provision of the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act protected the state from paying to treat her injuries. In Burnett v. Department of Natural Resources, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled  in an opinion penned by Justice William […]

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NLRB Election Rule Under Fire, But Employers Should Still Prepare

By Doug Chartier LAW WEEK COLORADO Set to take effect April 14, National Labor Relations Board-issued amendments will expedite union election processes under the National Labor Relations Act. Labor-focused counsel have long been aware of what some critics have dubbed the “ambush election rule,” which potentially handicaps the employer’s ability to respond to a union […]

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Legal Lasso: Cesar Chavez Day Edition

Editor’s Note: Stay on top of this news story and others by liking Law Week Colorado on Facebook! COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF IN LOCAL NEWS: DENVER JAILS DELAYED OR IGNORED RECOMMENDATIONS TO FIX PROBLEMS REP. KLINGENSCHMITT REMOVED FROM COMMITTEE AFTER FETAL ABDUCTION COMMENTS THEATER SHOOTER’S MOTHER WROTE A BOOK. It probably won’t […]

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Au Pairs Pursue Wage Claims

By Tony Flesor LAW WEEK COLORADO For many au pairs visiting the U.S., the realities of the program are lost in translation. Many au pairs come to the country with the expectation of a cultural experience and guaranteed work but later find themselves stuck in a situation with less than a liveable wage. According to […]

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