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Religious Accommodations in the Workplace

On June 29, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Groff v. DeJoy, Postmaster General which disrupts established law regarding religious accommodations in the workplace. The Court clarified that, in order to deny religious accommodations to employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers must demonstrate “substantial increased costs” […]

NLRB Changes Standard Regarding Employee Discipline

In Lion Elastomers, LLC II, the NLRB overturned General Motors, LLC and returned to “setting-specific” standards in cases where employees are disciplined or discharged for misconduct that occurs when the employee is engaged in protected concerted activity under Section 7 of the NLRA. Protected concerted activity generally includes employees’ discussion of the terms and conditions […]

Job Application Fairness Act (“JAFA”)

Beginning July 1, 2024, Colorado employers may not ask individuals to disclose their age, date of birth, or dates of school attendance or graduation on an initial employment application.  An employer may require additional application materials such as certifications and transcripts that contain information about age, date of birth, or dates of school attendance or […]

Governor Polis signed into law amendments to Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (“HFWA”), effective August 7, 2023. The amendments provide additional reasons an employee may use paid sick leave, including: to grieve, attend funeral services or a memorial, or deal with financial and legal matters that arise after the death of a family member; […]

Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act Amendments (“EEPEWA”)

The Colorado legislature rolled out revisions and new provisions to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (“EPEWA”), titled the Ensure Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (“EEPEWA”), which take effect January 1, 2024. The EPEWA radically changed the game for employers and employees alike when it came on the scene in 2021. One […]

    Denver, Colorado (August 17, 2023) –Williams Weese Pepple & Ferguson is pleased to announce that ten of its attorneys have been included in the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America and 3 have been included in the 2024 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers has published its list for more than three […]

Denver – Williams Weese Pepple & Ferguson and its lawyers have been recognized in the Chambers USA 2023 guide in the Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy, and Labor and Employment practice areas. Director Zeke Williams was recognized for “Environmental” and “Energy & Natural Resources.”  Directors Jennifer Biever and Carlos Romo were recognized for “Environmental.” And Directors Charles […]


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