A Denver resident who is applying for a position has probably noticed that, these days, most job descriptions include a list of "essential job functions." Usually, these are in addition to the actual description of the job and the list of required skills and experience.
As many residents of Denver know, Colorado has to some extent allowed the residents of this state to use marijuana legally. While the state constitution has for over five years allowed people to possess and use marijuana in limited quantities, the drug technically remains illegal under federal law.
In the modern workplace, noncompete agreements are an accepted part of doing business for many employees. Employers often include some form of noncompete clause in their employment contracts, whether it is practical or even legal.
As an employee, you face a difficult decision any time an employer offers you a severance package. Depending on the terms of the offer, accepting the offer as it is may be the best option, but it is always wise to review the offer carefully.
A woman who was at one time the youngest person ever given the rank of Commander on the Denver Police Department has filed a retaliation claim against her employer.