Increasing construction activity and the general improvement in the real estate market means that more owners and developers will be starting new construction projects, and it is important to review some of the obligations…more
More and more companies are considering specialized cyber insurance policies to insure against cyber breaches.
The legalization under state law of the marijuana business in Colorado through Amendment 20 (medical marijuana) and Amendment 64 (recreational marijuana) (Amendment 20 and Amendment 64 shall be referred to collectively as the…more
This is an update on an earlier Client Advisory on this subject, with updates to reflect recently issued guidance. Employers should consider the following checklist of new requirements as the nation moves ahead with compliance…more
On May 16, 2013, Governor John Hickenlooper signed the Public Benefit Corporation Act of Colorado (the "Act") into law, creating a new class of for-profit corporations in Colorado beginning April 1, 2014, called "public benefit…more
The 2013 Colorado Legislative Session ended on May 8, 2013. Although construction issues were not at the forefront, a few bills pertinent to the construction industry did appear and pass this Session. This advisory provides an…more
A new law currently being debated in Colorado's legislature could expose companies working on public projects to civil penalties if their workforce does not consist of at least 80% Colorado labor…more
Beginning May 7, 2013 employers throughout the nation will be required to use a new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The new I-9 is available at www.uscis.gov under "Forms."…more
When a health plan/HMO ("Plan") provides group health coverage to employers, including the federal government, the hospitals that treat federal employees under a contract with the Plan are government "subcontractors" subject to…more
Two federal courts in Denver recently addressed a fundamental question that exists in almost every construction defect case - when did the property damage that gives rise to liability, and the insurer's obligation, occur? The…more
On March 22, members of the U.S. Senate reintroduced legislation which, if enacted, will dramatically enhance civil and criminal penalties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, expand coverage of the Act to include most…more
A mechanic's lien is a very powerful tool for prime contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and laborers to seek compensation for work provided on construction projects. This tool, however, becomes excessive, invalid, and could…more
Insurance is one important line of defense companies can use to protect against the potentially devastating costs of responding to cyber breaches. The following list gives examples of insurance coverage to consider when…more
Pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, on March 1, 2013, the President issued the sequestration order which requires automatic spending cuts ("sequestration") as the result of Congress' failure to…more
In a decision that was more a commentary on the sufficiency of the EEOC's expert witness than a victory for employers' hiring practices, a federal court in Ohio dismissed the EEOC's challenge to Kaplan Higher Learning Education…more
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