Returning to Work: Resources for Employers

This year’s pandemic demonstrates how quickly unexpected change can impact employee relations and workplace law. The uncertainty of the “new normal” is forcing employers to consider new policies and developments as economies reopen and employees return to the workplace.

We are closely monitoring the impact of the virus and have compiled timely and relevant resources for employers as the economy reopens and employees return to the workplace. Join our mailing list to be notified as new insights, webinars, and other materials are made available.




Sept. 17, 2020: L&E Live – Module 1: Workplace Safety: COVID-19 Implications

This presentation is an update on OSHA enforcement and regulatory activity in the last year, with a focus on OSHA’s response to COVID-19 in the workplace. This program also discusses OSHA’s response to whistleblower complaints filed as a result of the pandemic.

Watch Webinar  |  Download Slides  |  Contact Pat Miller or Dana Svendsen


Sept. 17, 2020: L&E Live – Module 2: New Developments in Discrimination Law

New developments in discrimination law may change the way employers develop internal policies, procedures, and trainings. This presentation focuses on implications under the recent Bostock decision and gender sidelining, a possible new legal theory generating buzz in employment law circles.

Watch Webinar  |  Download Slides  |  Contact Lindsay Hesketh or Amy Knapp


Sept. 24, 2020: L&E Live – Module 3: Employment Law in the Time of COVID: Furloughs, Sick Leave, Telecommuting, & More

This seminar examines workplace legal issues in the context of the ongoing COVID pandemic. A general overview of the following topics—and how they operate during the current public health crisis–are discussed: layoffs/furloughs, sick leave, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and telecommuting.

Watch Webinar  |  Download Slides  |  Contact Chance Hill or Matt Morrison


Oct. 1, 2020: L&E Live – Module 4: Red! Blue! Purple! Navigating Political Speech at Work

In an election year, employees inevitably will engage in political discussion and even polarizing debates. But regulating employee speech can be problematic. While there are legitimate reasons to prohibit speech that interferes with the work environment and an employer’s business, regulating employee speech has its pitfalls. Certain speech in (and outside) of the workplace may be protected. This presentation will help you understand the laws governing speech in the workplace and develop compliant policies and practices.

Watch Webinar  |  Download Slides  |  Contact Elizabeth Chilcoat or Joe Hunt


Oct. 8, 2020: L&E Live – Module 5: Pay Audits in Anticipation of the EPEW Act

Under the EPWA Act, employers are encouraged to conduct thorough and comprehensive pay audits to identify and remedy pay discrepancies. Doing so creates a “safe harbor” and limits potential damages. This presentation, given in conjunction with Nicholas Starkman, Counsel and Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs at Trusaic, a data analytics company specializing in assisting companies with regulatory compliance, will help employers understand what to expect if they are considering conducting such an audit.

Watch Webinar  |  Download Slides  |  Contact Carissa Davis or Beth Ann Lennon


Oct. 8, 2020: L&E Live – Module 6: New Wage and Hour Traps for the Unwary Colorado Employer

This presentation will provide a review of recent Colorado wage and hour changes that need to be on employer’s radar, focusing mainly on COMPS Order 36. Focusing on the changes to the “status quo” that employers have become used to over the last decade, this presentation will assist employers to identify changes that need to be implemented right away to ensure compliance.

Watch Webinar  |  Download Slides  |  Contact Carissa Davis or Beth Ann Lennon


Oct. 15, 2020: L&E Live – Module 7: The Employer-Friendly NLRB: Enjoy it While it Lasts

Patrick and James will review the significant decisions issued by the National Labor Relations Board in the last year and provide insight on what to expect in 2021. Employers should be focusing on how to take advantage of these rulings, because if there is a change in Administration, things will get a lot less hospitable at the Board.

Watch Webinar  |  Download Slides  |  Contact James Korte or Patrick Scully


Oct. 15, 2020: L&E Live – Module 8: “Is Your Handbook Up to Date?”

Changes in the Colorado and federal employment law landscape keep coming. Join us for a discussion on new handbook requirements and best practices to address current trends, including paid sick leave, remote work, COMPS Order, EEO provisions, and more.

Watch Webinar  |  Download Slides  |  Follow-Up Q&A | Contact Alyssa Levy or Heather Vickles



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