Messner Reeves LLP

1430 Wynkoop Street,
Suite 300
Denver, Colorado 80202, United States
Phone: 303.623.1800
Fax: 303.623.0552
Areas of Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Nevada
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

St. Louis Minimum Wage Out, Statewide Preemption In (Eff. 8/28/17)

Local minimum wage ordinances in Missouri will become invalid on August 28, 2017, when House Bill 1194, which bans local minimum wage ordinances, becomes law. Importantly, this change in law affects both the St. Louis ordinance…more
 /  Conflict of Laws, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Minimum Wage Increases Tomorrow for Most in St. Louis (eff. 5/5/17)

On May 5, 2017, the minimum wage in St. Louis will increase to $10.00 per hour for most employees. All employers inside the geographic boundaries of the City of St. Louis must provide this notice of employee rights to all of…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Iowa Governor Signs Labor Bill, Stops Polk County Minimum Wage Before it Starts

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed a labor bill yesterday that preempts local minimum wage ordinances, including the one in Polk County that was scheduled to increase the local minimum wage on April 1, 2017. The bill (HF 295) went…more
 /  Conflict of Laws, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

New York Pay Card Regulations Revoked, March 7, 2017 Implementation Halted

New regulations governing the use of payroll debit cards (also known as “pay cards”) in New York will not go into effect as planned on March 7, 2017. Yesterday, the New York Industrial Board of Appeals granted the petition of…more
 /  Administrative Law, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Employers Must Use New Form I-9 Immediately

All U.S. employers must now use the new Form I-9 (employment eligibility verification form) that was released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in November. The old form (stamped “Expires 03/31/2016” in the upper…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

New Overtime Rule Enjoined by Federal District Court

This summer, we informed you of a Department of Labor final rule that would increase the minimum salary level for employees exempt from overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) beginning on December 1,…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Colorado Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase

On November 8, 2016, Colorado voters approved Amendment 70, a ballot initiative which will amend the state’s constitution and current minimum wage law. The change in law will take effect on January 1, 2017…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

DOL’s New Overtime Rule: What Employers Need to Know

On May 18th, the United States Department of Labor issued a final rule which increases the dollar amounts used to classify employees exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The rule…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Colorado Employers: New Pregnancy Accommodation Law Prohibits Discrimination, Requires Reasonable Accommodations

On June 1st, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill that requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions. This law goes into effect on August 10, 2016…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

State and Local Law Compliance is Essential to E-Commerce Success in Sale of Firearms and Related Accessories

Selling firearms and related accessories through e-commerce poses a unique challenge to vendors selling products online. Complex compliance issues are present in each transaction because every item must be sold in compliance…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws

Tenants Increasingly Space Selective

The year was 1995. Seinfeld remained at the top of the television ratings. Toy Story was released, executive produced by Steve Jobs who was two years away from returning to Apple. Cell phones were large, the internet was new…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial
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