What Happens if I Am Misclassified as an Independent Contractor?

Navigating the complexities of employment classification can be daunting, particularly when you suspect you’ve been misclassified as an independent contractor. The stakes are high: misclassification can significantly impact your rights to employee benefits, legal protections, and fair compensation. If you’re in this situation, you may qualify for legal action against your employer. When facing misclassification…


What Can I Do About Wage Theft?

Wage theft is a pervasive issue faced by many workers across the United States, and Colorado is no exception. It can take various forms, including underpayment of wages, repeated late payments, or even a refusal to pay for labor or services rendered. Fortunately, Colorado’s legal framework offers a variety of protections for workers who have…


Does Colorado Workers’ Comp Cover Contract Workers?

Workers’ compensation is an essential part of most employment arrangements. This insurance coverage provides benefits for employees who suffer a workplace injury or develop an occupational illness, helping pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and more.  However, if you’re a contract worker, you may find yourself in a gray area regarding workers’ compensation coverage. Unique…


Colorado Paid Family and Medical Leave Laws

In Colorado, family and medical leave laws ensure a balance between the work and personal lives of employees. These laws are designed to support employees during significant life events or personal or family health challenges. While the interplay of state and federal statutes can be complex, eligible businesses must obey family and medical leave laws—otherwise,…


How to stay safe while avoiding the dangers of welding

Colorado has many residents who work as welders. While many welding jobs are high-paying, they’re also some of the most dangerous types of construction work. Research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over 560,000 welding-related injuries happen each year. That’s why welders must ensure they follow all safety precautions while working. Checking…


Dollar General labeled “severe violator” by OSHA

Dollar General operates 28 distribution centers and over 19,000 retail stores in Colorado and around the country that employ more than 150,000 people, but according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the company does not take workplace safety regulations very seriously. The retailer had a history of violations, but after an inspection of…

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