Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

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633 Seventeenth Street
Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202, United States
Phone: 303.297.2900
Fax: 303.298.0940
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

News Now: Your One Minute Legal Insight (Election Results, School Vouchers, and Judicial Appointments)

It’s been another busy few weeks for public law here in Colorado. Here are the highlights... - November 7 elections. Last week voters across the country went to the polls, and Democrats made significant gains…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics

Public Finance Advisory: Senate Tax Plan Diverges From House Version

On November 9, 2017, the U.S. Senate’s Joint Committee on Taxation released its Chairman’s mark of the “Tax Cut and Jobs Act,” a version of which was unveiled by the House of Representatives on November 2…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation

House Tax Bill Eliminates Private Activity Bonds, Advance Refundings

The House Ways and Means Committee released on November 2, 2017, its draft tax bill (the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”), which contains provisions restricting the ability of state and local governments to issue certain types of bonds…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Taxation

Trump To Tap FedEx Safety Head to Lead OSHA

On October 27, 2017, the White House announced its intention to nominate Scott Mugno to the position of Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA. Mr. Mugno currently is the Vice President for Safety, Sustainability and Vehicle…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Now Fully Enforcing Silica in Construction Standard

On October 19, 2017, OSHA’s Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary issued interim guidance to Regional Administrators on the new Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard. In this guidance, OSHA explains that as of…more
 /  Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

Attorney General Nixes Title VII Gender I.D. Protection

Attorney General Jeff Sessions informed U.S. Attorneys and federal agencies on Wednesday that Title VII does not protect gender identity as a status. Noting that the position was a “conclusion of law, not policy,” Sessions…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Grants Brief Reprieve on Silica Enforcement

On September 20, 2017, OSHA’s Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary issued a memorandum to Regional Administrators on the new Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, which becomes effective September 23, 2017. In…more
 /  Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

Unclear Writing Creates ERISA Liability

An employer breached its fiduciary duty under ERISA by failing to inform benefit plan participants of the covered health insurance benefits in terms a reasonable person would understand. The employer was the plan administrator,…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s…Forever

The Seventh Circuit recently condoned an EEOC practice that dramatically inhibits the private settlement of employment discrimination lawsuits. Two Union Pacific employees filed an EEOC charge. The EEOC provided a Notice of…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employers Must Start Using New Form I-9 on September 18

Beginning September 18, 2017, every U.S. employer must begin using the new Form I-9, “Employment Eligibility Verification.” The new Form contains no significant changes and both employers and employees will find it quite similar…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

♫Let It Go, Let it Go♫

When most people think of employment law problems arising from the use of social media, they envision irresponsible employees taking to the internet to rant about their employer. However, a recent case out of Oregon shows that…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Racist Picket Conduct Protected

The NLRB holds – famously now – that sexist and racist conduct on a picket line is protected from adverse action unless the conduct is also violent and coercive. Despite a shot across its bow in Consolidated Communications, Inc…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

UPS Delivers Cautionary Tale

Maximum leave policies are ubiquitous. These policies typically state that an employee who does not/cannot return from leave within a specified period (e.g. 12 months) will be discharged. Last year the EEOC issued “guidance”…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Epic NLRB Benchslap

An agreement between the UFCW and the Fred Meyer grocery store chain restricted the union’s ability to visit with store employees in public view. But things went south when the UFCW declared war on Fred Meyer. Some eight union…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

NLRB’s “Biggest Idiot” Test Benchslapped

The NLRB analyzes employer policies to see if the policies “chill” employees’ rights to engage in concerted protected activity under the NLRA. The NLRB says it applies a “reasonable person” test, which asks “would a reasonable…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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