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July 2014 Archives

Colorado earns an 'A' when it comes to business friendliness

The recently-released results of a survey involving more than 12,000 small business owners from around the country suggest that Colorado is one of the best states in the nation for small businesses.

Employer Liability for Employee Acts Against Co-Workers

Generally speaking, an employer can be held liable for a supervisor's conduct and even another employee's actions toward other employees. However, while an employer is strictly liable for the behavior of a supervisor; the employer is only liable for a non-supervisor's actions if the employer is negligent in their response to prior complaints. In two separate cases decided in 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States and the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit reviewed the definition of what constitutes a "supervisor."

Are patents needed to protect marijuana strands?

Intellectual property is an area of law that is based on legally-recognized exclusive rights to things that were invented or created. The rights are recognized by patents, copyright and trademarks, which allow creators to benefit from the use of their creations.

Non-compete agreements on the rise in the U.S.

Non-compete agreements are growing increasingly common in Colorado and the rest of the country. From an employer's standpoint, non-compete agreements are aimed at managing the risks that are inherent to an employee's job change.