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Independent Contractor Classification: High Risk, Low Clarity

By Doug Chartier LAW WEEK COLORADO With high-profile cases and multimillion-dollar payouts stemming from misclassification claims, it’s been especially important for employers to make sure they aren’t labeling employees as independent contractors. It’s a murky issue with additional federal guidance coming, but whether that guidance will help simplify worker classification for labor attorneys and their […]

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Big Picture Wins out in King v. Burwell

By Doug Chartier LAW WEEK COLORADO Within the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell, the broad context of a 900-page law was allowed to clarify the ambiguity of a single phrase within it. The court ruled 6-3 on Thursday that the Affordable Care Act, in helping lower-income citizens afford health insurance, may provide […]

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Legal Lasso: Supreme Court Session Ends With A Bang

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: STATE SUPREME COURT SAYS DOUGLAS COUNTY VOUCHER PROGRAM IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL JUDGE SUSPENDS LAWSUIT AGAINST BROOMFIELD’S FRACKING MORATORIUM RACIAL JUSTICE ACTIVIST WON’T SEE JAIL TIME FOR BOULDER PROTESTS CRAIG […]

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Appeals Judge Ascends to Supreme Court

By Hannah Garcia LAW WEEK COLORADO Richard Gabriel is the first appellate judge in several decades to join the Colorado Supreme Court after Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed him to replace longtime Justice Gregory Hobbs on Tuesday. In the West Foyer at the Colorado State Capitol, Gabriel told reporters and colleagues he “believe(s) deeply” in the […]

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Congress Targets Non-Compete Agreements

By Doug Chartier LAW WEEK COLORADO While the U.S. Congress considers a one-size-fits-all restriction on non-compete clauses, some employers may be second-guessing the enforceability of their own restrictive covenants. Democratic Sens. Chris Murphy from Connecticut and Al Franken from Minnesota introduced a bill earlier this month that would ban non-compete clauses for lower-income workers. The […]

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Legal Lasso: You Can Run But You Can’t Hide, At Least for Very Long Edition

All these landmark court opinions and the eventual capture of New York prison escapee David Sweat are a good reminder that the arm of the law is long, indeed.

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Compleat Lawyer 2015: Megan Downing

By Tony Flesor LAW WEEK COLORADO Megan Downing is a criminal defense lawyer whose passion to represent those who need help has driven her in her legal career. She describes herself as having the heart of a public defender, though she has left the actual Colorado Public Defender’s Office. That need to take on hard […]

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CWBA Immediate Past President Joins Lindquist & Vennum

LAW WEEK COLORADO Lindquist & Vennum announced Thursday Alison Zinn joined its Denver office as a partner. Zinn previously served as an attorney at Wade Ash Woods Hill & Farley and recently completed her term as president of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association. Zinn focuses her practice on fiduciary and trust litigation, particularly wills, trusts, probate […]

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