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What We Don’t Know: Ten Unanswered Questions Regarding Colorado’s Newly-Amended Noncompete Statute
December 1, 2022

Some of the changes imposed by the 2022 amendments to Colorado’s noncompete statute (C.R.S. §8-2-113) are clear and unambiguous. The amendments eliminated the former exception for management employees, imposed salary thresholds for noncompetition and customer-nonsolicitation covenants (collectively, “Covenants”), and added a requirement of written notice.

But many questions remain.  Here are ten of the most frequently asked questions, along with some possible answers based on educated guesses:

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EEOC Issues New Guidance on COVID-19 Employee Testing
August 11, 2022

On July 12, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its Technical Assistance Questions and Answers regarding “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” (the “Q & A”).  The Q & A was first issued at the start of the pandemic in early 2020, and has been updated several times since then.

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UK HR Two-Minute Monthly: Long Covid/disability, “without prejudice”, unfair dismissal statutory cap and news roundup
July 7, 2022
Our July update includes new case law on Long Covid being held to be a disability, challenging the privileged status of “without prejudice” correspondence, and an unfair dismissal case in which a Tribunal made an overall compensatory award in excess of the statutory cap. We also have news updates on the trial run of a 4-day week, recent Tribunal statistics and new rules on who can issue Fit Notes to employees.
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Harassment Prevention - The Chicago Way: Windy City Employers Face New Sexual Harassment Posting, Policy, Training, and Document Retention Requirements
June 14, 2022

The Chicago City Council recently amended the Chicago Municipal Code with respect to sexual harassment in the workplace.  Failure to comply with these amendments, which take effect on July 1, 2022, could result in daily penalties of $5,000 to $10,000. 

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Walking the Talk: FMLA Leave for Mental Health Issues
June 13, 2022

In the wake of the COVID pandemic and challenging social justice issues, many employers have pledged increasing support and wellness programs for employees dealing with mental health issues.  One way employers can make good on these promises (and comply with the law) is by recognizing the application of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to situations where leave is needed for a mental health reason.

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