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In September 2018, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection issued an updated version of “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act,” one of the forms that employers who conduct background checks on applicants and employees must provide under certain circumstances during the hiring process and employment. The Fair Credit Reporting Act […]

With marijuana use now legal in so many states but still illegal on the federal level, there is bound to be some confusion as to whether employers can still enforce workplace drug policies that prohibit the use of marijuana. A recent federal appellate court decision has provided some clarity by ruling that, so long as […]

Attorney Muliha Khan has been included on the list of 2019 Best Lawyers in America in the category of litigation: insurance. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was […]

There is a new change afoot in Colorado law directly impacting anyone involved in the property maintenance, commercial real estate management, snow removal, or general liability insurance industries.  More specifically, Senate Bill 62 (the “Snow Removal Service Liability Limitation Act”), passed and signed by Governor Hickenlooper, has now been codified at C.R.S. § 13-21-129. It […]

Under Colorado’s collateral source rule (C.R.S. §§ 10-1-135(10)(a) and 13-21-111.6), when an injured plaintiff receives compensation for their loss from a source other than the defendant, the court must reduce the amount of awarded to the plaintiff by the amount received from the collateral source. For example, if the plaintiff’s wealthy aunt or uncle paid […]

Choosing a structure for your business is a highly personal decision, specific to each enterprise. In general, any type of business needs to have two considerations at the top of its list when determining what structure is best: tax implications and liability. Below are brief descriptions of sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs) […]

The landmark decision of Fisher v. State Farm, decided by the Colorado Court of Appeals in May 2015, had a significant impact on bad faith litigation in our state. Now three years later, the Colorado Supreme Court has finally weighed in, ultimately ruling that if a portion of an insured’s claim is not in dispute, […]

Documenting all of your employment practices—including hiring, promotion, and firing processes—is a good idea for many reasons, starting with providing your business a firm grasp of your objectives and your employees a clear roadmap to follow. But taking the time and effort to record your workplace processes for posterity has an additional bonus with a […]

Employment discrimination laws prohibit certain employers from engaging in discriminatory practices on the basis of characteristics such as race, religion, age, disability, and gender. This area of law can be complex since federal and state statutes, regulations, and guidelines apply. It’s not surprising, then, that myths about employment discrimination law abound. Here are five of […]

16-cv-02356-RBJ (D. Colo. Nov. 14, 2017) Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (federal) Based on diversity jurisdiction (therefore applying Colorado law). Because the CO Supreme Court has not yet addressed this issue, the federal court in this ruling attempted to predict how the COSC would interpret this issue. This is important for two reasons: […]

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