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January 2018 Archives

Can caring for a sick child get you fired?

These days, economic realities demand that most parents work out of the home in addition to caring for their families. For many parents, balancing work and family responsibilities is a constant struggle - nearly half of American parents worry about losing their jobs because of family obligations, according to the Bright Horizons Modern Family Index.

Understanding employment contracts before signing

Starting a new job can be exciting and intense all at the same time. Once a job has been secured, new employees are usually provided with multiple forms to review and sign. In the mix of these documents, employers may sometimes include employment contracts. Before sealing the deal, it is important for Colorado employees to read through and understand any contract before signing.

When should employers use an employment contract?

There are many things to go over when you hire a new employee: Just a few examples include terms of employment, job duties and salary. Some employers are fine with using an implied contract when hiring employees. In an implied contract, the terms of labor generally fall under state and federal law. However, many employers prefer to use a legally sound employment contract.

Delivery drivers claim car costs slice their pay

Every driver knows that owning a car comes at a price. Not only are you paying for the car itself, but you're also paying to keep it in good condition and insured. And when it comes to people who drive for a living, the price of owning and maintaining a car seems to triple. So who should pick up the bill for keeping the car on the road - the employer or the employee?

How to determine if it's a wrongful termination

One of the most stressful situations in life can be losing a job, especially when the reason may be unknown or unlawful. Although most terminations are legal, there are instances where employers have illegally fired an employee. Whatever the case may be, if a Colorado employee feels that he or she has fallen victim to a wrongful termination, it is wise to review the state's employment laws before proceeding with any legal action.

Workplace discrimination has many forms

Inside the walls of many American businesses, both small and large, discrimination is a significant concern for many employees and job applicants. These unlawful actions can occur in many different ways but often go unnoticed or ignored. In Colorado and elsewhere, workplace discrimination comes in many different variations, though those affected have the right to report inappropriate actions and seek legal recourse when the discriminatory conduct is not properly addressed by an employer.

Unpaid wage claims being settled

Workers who feel trapped in a job may be slow to make a claim for wages they believe they are owed. If you are in that situation, you need to know that Colorado law protects you and makes it much easier for you to file a claim for wages you may be entitled to for any reason.

Man experiences wrongful termination for using FMLA leave

Employees in Colorado and all across the United States are protected from unfair acts in the workplace by state and federal laws. One of the most important of these laws is the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA provides qualified employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. Although full-time employees are legally entitled to medical leave, some employers may choose to retaliate and punish employees for using FMLA leave. This is allegedly what happened to an employee in another state, and he has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit.

Age-targeted ads might have been form of workplace discrimination

The advertising of job openings has shifted dramatically over recent years. Whereas in the past virtually anyone in Colorado could open up a newspaper or search a website for potential positions, many openings are now strictly advertised through targeted advertisements. However, there are some who believe that these advertisements are a distinct type of workplace discrimination.

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