There are extensive laws concerning employment in this country and this state. On the federal level, the Department of Labor enforces 180 laws — a good chunk of which concern the rights of employees. The state of Colorado only adds to that amount. As a Colorado worker, this means you have a long list of rights and protections in place to benefit you.
If you are an employer, it is crucial for you to be familiar with these laws. By knowing them, you can provide your employees with all the necessary information about the laws protecting them. Likewise, you can avoid violating them at any point in time, thereby protecting your business from potential legal disputes and lawsuits.
Employment law can be easy to navigate if you have the right information. If you’re an employee, taking some time to learn about your rights can help you to recognize when they’ve been violated and act immediately. If you’re an employer, knowing the rights of your employees ensures that you can effectively uphold them.
In addition to the federal laws protecting all American workers, Colorado employment laws detail even more protections for employees. Some of these protections concern:
If you feel that any of these rights, or any others, have been violated, please contact our team of attorneys today. We are here to help you and hold those who violated your rights responsible.
If you are an employer in Colorado, it’s good to be aware of state and federal employment laws — not only for the sake of protecting your business, but also for the sake of giving your employees a safe work environment in which they can thrive. To help you succeed in both these endeavors, we offer legal guidance regarding:
Even if you already have a handbook in place, it’s always a good idea to revisit it on a regular basis to ensure that it is clear, accurate, up to date, and legally sound. As far as workplace issues are concerned, it’s vital to get the legal guidance you need to ensure you are handling employee complaints correctly and, ideally, before they escalate to full-blown legal disputes. For experienced counsel on these or related employment law matters, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys today.