Employment & Labor Law

Employment and Labor Law governs the relationship between the employer and employee, including individual work agreements performed by independent contractors. Statutes cover labor unions and collective bargaining, work wages and hours, health and safety conditions, protection from discrimination in the workplace and workers compensation. Federal statutes have also been enacted to protect workers and regulate the workplace such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and FMLA – the Family and Medical Leave Act.

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Levine & Blit Attorneys
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A recent Obama administration announcement stated that President Obama has appointed the first openly transgender White House staff member. The former policy adviser at the National Center for Transgender Equality, Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, was appointed to serve as an outreach and recruitment...
Michael Wechsler
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This past week the Colorado Supreme Court affirmed a lower court ruling which upheld the termination of a quadriplegic employee who used medical marijuana, in his own home while he was off duty. In Coats v. Dish Network, LLC., 2015 CO 44. No. 13SC394, the Colorado Supreme Court held that state's...
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