Court Rules Employers May Terminate Employees for Medical Marijuana Use

The Colorado Supreme Court recently issued a highly anticipated decision regarding employee use of medical marijuana. In the case, Coats v. Dish Network, Colorado’s highest court held that employees can be terminated for the off-duty use of medical marijuana. The Plaintiff, Mr. Coats, is a quadriplegic and has been confined to a wheelchair since he was a teenager. In 2009, [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:06:37-06:00June 17, 2015|

President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Reform: What You Need to Know Now

President Barack Obama addressed the nation this week to unveil executive action on immigration reform, which will offer temporary legal status to undocumented parents of United States citizens and residents who have lived in the country for at least five years. The measures to be implemented include deferring the deportation of up to 5 million of the estimated 12 million [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:06:54-06:00November 21, 2014|

Notice of Possibly Deceptive Solicitation from “Compliance Services”

Caplan and Earnest is notifying its clients of another possibly deceptive solicitation issued by “Compliance Services.” For the past several years in late spring and early summer, this entity has mailed solicitations titled “Annual Minutes Requirement Statement Directors and Shareholders” to businesses in Colorado. These solicitations offer to prepare documents to satisfy the annual minutes requirement for a $125 fee. Though most corporations [...]

By |2017-06-19T10:43:55-06:00July 10, 2014|

IRS Consolidates Relief Procedures for Late S Corporation Elections

The IRS recently consolidated its procedures for requesting relief for a late S corporation election filing. The changes, outlined in Revenue Procedure 2013-30, took effect on Sept. 3, 2013. Created in 1958 by Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code, there are currently more than 4 million S corporations in the U.S., making it one of the most common business [...]

By |2017-06-19T10:42:03-06:00September 5, 2013|

Possibly Deceptive Solicitation from “Compliance Services”

Caplan and Earnest is notifying its clients of another possibly deceptive solicitation issued by "Compliance Services." The entity has mailed solicitations titled "Annual Minutes Requirement Statement Directors and Shareholders" to businesses in Colorado. These solicitations offer to prepare documents to satisfy the annual minutes requirement for a $125 fee. Though most corporations are required to keep records of annual minutes, [...]

By |2017-06-19T10:42:22-06:00July 18, 2013|

Colorado Supreme Court Hands Down Landmark Ruling on LLCs

The Colorado Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling this month which establishes that owners and managers of limited liability companies, commonly called LLCs, have limited exposure to personal liability for the company's debts. The Court also ruled that LLC managers do not owe creditors of the company a fiduciary duty when the company is insolvent. With this ruling (Supreme [...]

By |2017-06-19T10:42:35-06:00June 26, 2013|

Notice of Possibly Deceptive Solicitation from “Compliance Services”

The Colorado Secretary of State sent this bulletin at 09/28/2012 10:59 AM MDT The Colorado Secretary of State's office is notifying Colorado businesses of a possibly deceptive solicitation issued by "Compliance Services." The entity has mailed solicitations titled "Annual Minutes Requirement Statement Directors and Shareholders" to businesses in Colorado. These solicitations offer to prepare documents to satisfy the annual minutes [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:07:16-06:00October 4, 2012|

Gessler Launches Password Protection for Business Filers

Colorado Secretary of State sent this bulletin at 01/26/2012 10:30 AM MST Denver, Colorado – Secretary of State Scott Gessler today invited business owners and filers to password protect their filings to safeguard against business identity theft. As business filers incorporate in Colorado or file their annual reports online, they will now have the option to create their own password [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:07:16-06:00January 27, 2012|

Department of Labor Fines Public School District

$6.9 MILLION FOR H-1B VIOLATIONS Back wages and penalties ordered after public school district forces employees to pay for their own H-1B visas in violation of DOL wage regulations. In April, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that Maryland's Prince George's County Public Schools system was ordered to pay $4.2 million in back wages to 1,044 teachers, and fined $1.7 [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:07:17-06:00May 19, 2011|

The U.S. Department of Labor Clarifies the Family and Medical Leave Act Definition of “Son and Daughter”

On June 22, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") clarified the Family and Medical Leave Act definition of "son and daughter." Specifically, the DOL interpretation clarifies that an individual who assumes the role of caring for a child is entitled to parental rights to family leave regardless of the legal or biological relationship. Furthermore, such an individual is not [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:07:17-06:00June 29, 2010|