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Colorado Employment Law Forum

We invite you and members of your organization to attend our 2019 Employment Law Forum to learn about the latest developments in employment, labor, and employee benefits laws.

This Employment Law Forum is geared toward human resource professionals, business owners, executive employees, and in-house legal counsel. 

Attendance at this educational seminar is free.  Registration for the Cline Williams Employment Law Forum includes digital access to all seminar materials.

Credit for this seminar will be sought from the Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming CLE Commissions, in addition to credit from the HR Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Friday, September 6, 2019


Lincoln Center - Fort Collins, CO


1:00 - 1:45 p.m 

Takin' Care of Business: A Top 20 Countdown of the Biggest Employment Law Hits  Tara A. Stingley & Jason R. Yungtum

Just like popular mainstream rock-n-roll songs, employment law continues to change and never ceases to amaze its listeners.  This presentation will count down the latest developments in employment law, including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, developments in wage and hour laws, ban-the-box legislation, salary history inquiries, workplace violence, EEO-1 reporting, employment practice liability insurance, and religious accommodations.  We also will discuss best practices and strategies for employers to stay ahead of what’s new.  This countdown will not replace Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 Countdown, but it will educate, inform, and entertain its listeners!

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.   

When the ICE Man Cometh: Responding to Immigration Related Worksite Enforcement Actions  Daniel W. Oldenburg

This presentation will focus on the types of enforcement efforts used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and will provide employers with necessary information for planning and preparation to effectively respond to ICE enforcement actions. The presentation will cover how to respond to a Notice of Inspection, SSA No Match Letters and what to do when ICE arrives at the workplace.

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.   

Now on Tap: Employer Risk Hazy IPA  Beau B. Bump & Russell J. Sprague 

How alcohol is viewed in the workplace is all about context. From brewery sensory panels to construction site accidents to holiday parties, employee alcohol consumption creates risk for employers. In this presentation, Russell and Beau will guide us through a flight of scenarios where alcohol and employment intersect, noting the subtle and nuanced off-flavors of legal risk employers should take care to avoid.

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

A Practical Guide to Restrictive Covenants in Colorado  Henry L. Wiedrich

This presentation will survey the current status of Colorado law on non-solicitation and non-compete laws at the employment and sale of business level, and then provide practical tips for their application in your workplace and business, including how to address common issues in this area. We will discuss the value of aggressive protections versus the perceived and actual ability to enforce such protections.  

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.   


3:30 - 4:00 p.m.    

It's a Trap: Sidestepping FMLA and ADA Liability  Jody N. Duvall

The overlap of the FMLA, ADA, and other associated laws can make compliance a nightmare for employers.  In this session, we will cover recent cases and discuss specific scenarios that could trip up employers, as well as review the current status of Department of Labor guidance and regulations concerning the FMLA and ADA.

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.   

ACA: What's New and Some Key Considerations    Tonya Rule, Eide Bailly

The ACA is an ever changing law that individuals and business owners need to understand and stay current on.  With large penalties being levied on employers, new HRA rules released and ACA forms still not being filed correctly, clients need advising more than ever.  Along with discussing the latest updates, this presentation will go through current IRS notices and common errors being made by employers.

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.   

Technology and the Workforce of the Future  Rick Jeffries

No living college student knows the world before the World Wide Web.  Today’s teenagers have lived every day of their lives in the unrelenting glare of social media.  Cline Williams tech lawyer Rick Jeffries takes a break from his customarily terrifying information security talks to explore the differences between the generation about to enter the workforce and the generation that will manage it, and to look into the unique HR challenges we’ll face together in the next 10 years.