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On July 14, 2020, Governor Polis signed into law the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act of Colorado (“HFWA”).  Although the HFWA took effect immediately, some measures of the Act will not take effect until January 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022, depending on the size of the employer. Effective July 14, 2020 through December 31, […]

“You say COVID and I say Covfefe – Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off! The Nuts and Bolts and Legal Issues of Reopening the Office in the Time of COVID-19” presented by Kevin Allen and Jennifer Schlatter of Allen Vellone Wolf Helfrich & Factor, P.C. In this educational session, Kevin and Jennifer discuss issues on […]

On May 21, 2020, Governor Polis issued the Guidance to Employers and Places of Public Accommodation Regarding Equal Opportunity Employment and Reasonable Accommodations Due to the Presence of COVID-19 (the “Colorado Guidance”).  The Colorado Guidance discusses non-discrimination and reasonable accommodations for those with COVID-19, those who have been exposed to COVID-19, those with symptoms of […]

Governor Polis signed Executive Order D 2020 092, amending and extending prior Executive Orders concerning non-medical face coverings.  This Executive Order provides discretion to employers and operators of places of public accommodation to deny admittance or service and require the removal of any individual who fails to wear a medical or non-medical face covering. This Executive […]

On April 26th, Governor Polis issued Executive Orders on Safer at Home, Voluntary or Elective Surgeries and Procedures and the New Normal Advisory Board. The Safer at Home Executive Order D 2020 044 outlines a new level in Colorado’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes allowing more Coloradans to return to work and finding […]

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. For more details, please view the Employee Rights and Federal Employee Rights informational […]

The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship has released The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act, which provides further information on the Paycheck Protection Program Loans, the Small Business Debt Relief Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Emergency Economic Injury Grants, Small Business Counseling and Contracting and Small Business Tax Provisions.

  Please Note:  Client alerts relating to the CARES Act and other legislation relating to the COVID-19 pandemic will be updated periodically with new developments.  Please continue to check our website and this blog for these updates and contact our offices with any questions or assistance.   As background, on March 6, the Coronavirus Preparedness […]

To address the issues of executing legal documents and notarization during this time of social distancing, Governor Polis issued Executive Order D 2020 019, suspending the personal appearance requirement for notarization. Also, The Colorado Secretary of State issued the Notice of Temporary Adoption for the Colorado Notary Program Rules temporary rule 8 CCR 1505-11.  For […]

March 31 2020 – US Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit – Paper Copy Requirements March 27 – Executive Order re Notarizations – State of CO March 26 Stay at Home Order – State of CO March 23 – Order, Stay at Home – Pitkin County March 24 2020 Emergency Order 2020-6 (Amended) City of Boulder […]

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