Increase in Wrongful Termination Claims

 During these hard economic times, layoffs are causing an upswing in EEOC claims. A recent article written by Jeff Thomas in the Boulder County Business Report has attorneys and local EEOC employees stating that wrongful termination claims will increase during these slow economic times. During this down economic time, laid off employees are having a harder time finding a replacement …

Written By: Jake Stratton

Initiative #76 – Allowable Reasons for Employee Discharge or Suspension

StaffScapes review of the devastating labor initiatives on the November Ballot. Initiative #76 would eliminate “at will” employment in Colorado, prohibiting employers from firing or suspending full-time employees except for reasons defined in the amendment as “just cause”.  The term “just cause” includes: incompetence; substandard performance; neglect of job duties; repeated violations of an employer’s written policies and procedures; gross …

Written By: Jake Stratton

Termination Checks

What is the timeline an employer has to give a terminated employee their last check? When an employee has been discharged for any reason, According to the Colorado Wage Act, it is required that a last check for a terminated employee be issued to the employee for any wages due immediately, but that timeline can vary depending on the payroll/accounting …

Written By: StaffScapes