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EEOC's New Harassment Guidance

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | May 13, 2024 | 0 Comments

EEOC's New Harassment Guidance - apparently stuck in Y2K, after 25 years the EEOC finally issued new guidance on workplace harassment. Employers need to implement several key measures to combat harassment in the workplace, including a clear anti-harassment policy, a safe and effective complaint p...

Top 5 Friday - New Final IC Rule!

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Jan 12, 2024 | 0 Comments

Happy new year to all (even if LD says I'm too late )!I've recently provided much advice and counsel, and engaged in litigation over, whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor. The reason employers are constantly facing IC issues is two-fold: 1. It can be extremely difficult for e...

Severance, NLRB, and Employers.

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Mar 09, 2023 | 0 Comments

The NLRB recently ruled in McLaren Macomb that Severance Agreements containing confidentiality and non-disclosure provisions force workers to broadly give up their rights under NLRA Section 7 (which violates Section 8a)(1) of the Act), including their right to engage in concerted activity and dis...

Colorado 2023 – Employers Be Aware

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Jan 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

1.    UI NOTICE: Upon separation of an employee, Employers are required, as of May 2022, to provide a notice of potentially available unemployment insurance benefits. Fill out this form and give to the employee:

Top Five Friday! FAMLI & HFWA

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Jan 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

Make sure you post the FAMLI notice or email it out: Ensure FAMLI deductions are properly being taken from employee paychecks, and plan on paying your premiums each quarter – the first payment is due April 30, 2022 for Q1 (...

Colorado Wage Claim Changes - Effective 1/1/2023

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Nov 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

Colorado Wage Claim Changes – Effective January 1, 2023:1.    Increase of penalties for not paying wages within 14 days of a demand from 1.25 x the wages owed to 2x wages owed (unless it's under $1000, then it's $1000).2.    For willful non-payment wages, employers will owe the wages plus 3x wage...


Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Nov 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

ELECTION DAY!!!1. Many states mandate employers provide paid time off to vote - especially if an employee's shift doesn't allow for at least 2-3 hours to do so. Check your state's laws on their department of labor website. Colorado, for example provides up to 2 hours of paid time off to vote - as...

Top Five Friday! Colorado Paid Sick Leave reminders

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Oct 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

1. Employees earn 1 hour of paid leave per 30 hours worked, up to 48 hours per year.2. Sick leave is for all employees - regardless of company size and part or full time.3. Sick leave does NOT: a. ever go above 48 hours, b. ever get paid out upon separation, or c. require documentation unless mis...

New CDC Guidance - Summarized!

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Aug 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

Exposed to Covid-19 with no symptoms or positive test No longer required to quarantine for exposure only.  However, recommended to wear a mask for 10 days after exposure. Exposed to Covid-19 and experiencing symptoms. Get tested for Covid-19 five days after exposure.  For a positive ...

Monkeypox Guidance for the Workplace

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Aug 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

Monkeypox Guidance for the Workplace The monkeypox virus is related to the smallpox virus – although it is rarely fatal and the symptoms are milder.  Typically, those with a weak immune system, past skin conditions, and young children are more likely to suffer serious effects from contracting mo...

Top Five Friday – Illinois 2021 Workplace Laws!

Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Jan 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

A few of these went into effect this past July, but employers doing their new year review should ensure they've been implemented in the workplace: 1. Minimum Wage is $11 (increasing by a buck a year until 2025). 2. All employees are covered by the Illinois Human Rights Act, making it illegal to...


Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Nov 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

On November 3, 2020, Colorado voters passed Prop 118, thereby enacting a statewide paid leave law: What: Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act (“FAMLI Act”) to provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave via payroll tax on both employers and employees, plus 4 weeks for pregnancy or childbi...


Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Oct 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

1. Most states do require employers to provide leave for voting on election day, if needed. 2. Employers are allowed to have policies banning purely political discussions and activity at the workplace, but should balance its enforcement with employee's rights to discuss terms and conditions of e...


Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Sep 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

LET'S GET POLITICAL. OR NOT. 1. Generally, the First Amendment does NOT guarantee “freedom of speech” rights at work. Thus, employers may have policies banning purely political discussions and activity, and may want to do so to avoid potential discrimination, harassment or retaliation claims. 2....


Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | May 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

What is the CARES Act? The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act is a two trillion dollar relief package intended to aid Americans and businesses impacted by C19. The CARES Act provides $377 billion to small businesses affected by the current economic crisis through several different...


Posted by Stephen B. Rotter | Mar 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

1. Can employers send or keep a sick employee home? Yes, employers can send or keep a sick employee at home. Employers should be cautious as to not discriminate against any specific group, but base decisions on a good faith belief and probable cause to determine if an individual is sick, includin...

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