A contentious law passed in 2016 allows grocery stores in Colorado to sell full-strength beer at stores in more than one location beginning in 2019. It also allowed stores that currently only sell 3.2 beer to begin selling full-strength beer at the same time.
Business owners in Colorado who want to sell alcohol on their premises need to go through a number of steps through local and state authorities. Also, due to state laws, not all of certain establishments are even able to apply for a liquor license.
Colorado employers must remain cognizant of proper workplace decorum. Failure to do so can lead to employee conflicts, and may even result in a lawsuit if you fail to maintain a safe and inclusive place of work for all. The following are some workplace behaviors that should be avoided to prevent damaging litigation from occurring.
As a Colorado employer, having a working understanding of employment law is highly recommended. This is especially true when it comes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which involves workers taking leave for health issues affecting them or family members. Knowing how this act works and how it is applied to employees is crucial to ensuring you remain compliant.
If you own a business in Colorado, you know just how important customer satisfaction can be. This is especially true when it comes to review sites like Yelp, which give patrons the power to let their opinions (good or bad) be known to future customers. Some business owners have even tried to sue over negative reviews, a practice which has come under fire as of late.
If you are purchasing a home in Colorado, you no doubt have concerns about whether your real estate purchase contract is legally sound. In this case, having access to the right information is crucial when determining the validity of a contract. Failure to do so could jeopardize your purchase, as well as cost you exorbitant amounts of money in the long run.
Although still considered taboo by many employers in Colorado, interoffice dating is becoming a far more common scenario. However, it’s important to know the possible legal issues associated with interoffice romances, which can serve to threaten the success of a business in the event a lawsuit is initiated.
Business owners in Colorado must adhere to the letter of the law when it comes to the treatment of employees. This is especially true when it comes to termination, which can spur a lawsuit if not handled correctly. To this end, business owners must remain fully apprised of the legalities surrounding termination to ensure they remain in compliance.
In Colorado workplaces, discrimination is a matter that cannot be taken lightly. This is particularly true when it comes to discrimination based on gender identity, which many employers may not be fully aware of. However, failure to create an inclusive workplace for all employees is not only ethically wrong, it could also get you in legal trouble.
Mistakes of a legal nature can prove highly damaging to small businesses in Colorado. Along with all the other concerns small business owners have, legal issues tend to fall on the back burner, often to the detriment of the business itself. Here at Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., we urge our clients to keep consideration of legal issues at the forefront of business operations to ensure their enterprises have a real shot at success.