On June 30, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a case emanating from Colorado, with nationwide implication, 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis. SCOTUS held, by a 6-3 majorityContinue Reading 303 Creative: SCOTUS Rules First Amendment Protects Colorado Website Designer from Creating ‘Expressive’ Wedding Websites For Same-Sex Couples
Martine Wells represents employers in all workforce-related matters. While Martine’s goal is to help employers avoid disputes, when necessary, she defends employers in all varieties of employment litigation, including class, collective action, and individual lawsuits involving current and former employees. While her practice is focused on wage and hour claims (off-the-clock, unpaid overtime, tip pools and credits, and misclassification claims arising under the FLSA, the Colorado wage laws and COMPS, and other states’ laws), she also represents employers in discrimination, wrongful termination, and non-compete/non-solicit litigation. Martine is well versed with managing e-discovery issues, experts, and appeals. In parallel to her litigation practice, she regularly advises employers on strategies to mitigate risk in the workplace, including regarding restrictive covenants, hiring and separations, equal pay, and wage and hour issues. She also supports deal teams advising regarding employment issues in mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions, and advises executives related executive employment agreements. Her clients include employers of all sizes across industries, including health care, real estate development, mortgage lending, call center, hospitality, consumer finance, consumer goods, retail, and online gaming.
Governor Polis recently signed two laws affecting Colorado employers and employees. First, the Job Application Fairness Act (JAFA) prohibits all Colorado employers from requesting certain information related to prospective employees’…Continue Reading Colorado Law Bans Age-Related Questions on Applications and Adds New Reasons to Use Paid Sick Leave
Colorado Governor Polis recently signed into law an amendment to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (the Act), most of which will be effective Jan. 1, 2024 (the…Continue Reading Colorado’s Equal Pay Act: Amended Job Notification Requirements and Increased Enforcement Ahead
On Aug. 7, 2023, Colorado employers’ workplace obligations will change due to the passage of the Protecting Opportunities and Workers’ Rights Act (the POWR Act). The POWR Act, which Governor…Continue Reading New Act Expands Colorado Anti-Discrimination Law and Limits Non-Disclosure Agreements