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Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts – When is this a good idea??

In our practice, we often see mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts.  Whether you are an employee or an employer will often dictate if these arbitration clauses are favorable for you. What is Arbitration? Arbitration dictates that a case is heard out of a courthouse, in front of an arbitrator who decides the case. The […]

Can You Protect Your Intellectual Property?

Can you protect your intellectual property?

Equal Pay Act Violations — New Ruling & What Employers Need to Know

Equal pay act violations do not require any showing of intent — the mere difference in salary, with no justification, will be enough to violate the act. The Equal Pay act requires that men and women be paid the same rate (and hired at the same salary) assuming they are doing the same type of […]

Colorado Enacts New Data Privacy and Data Breach Laws

Colorado has enacted stronger data privacy protections for customers and clients, putting new requirements on how businesses safeguard the personal information they collect from people. It seems that every time we turn on the news, there is another report about data privacy and a major company having its customers’ personal data hacked. The notices and […]

Your Business May Need a Non-Solicitation Agreement

Last fall, BBU published a blog post on non-competition agreements. This post addresses how your business may benefit from a non-solicitation agreement. If your business hires particularly skilled employees, or through the term of their employment they will acquire crucial information about how your business operates and thrives, you may have given some thought to […]

The Rights of a Disinherited Spouse in Colorado Probate Laws

Colorado probate law may entitle a disinherited spouse to an elective share of your estate,even if your will says otherwise. It is a reality of life that some people elect to separate, without getting legally divorced. After leaving, they often create (or alter) probate documents such as wills to reflect that they do not want […]

Michael Barry accepted to EXECs Advocacy Program

We are thrilled to announce that our own Michael Barry has been accepted to the Colorado Chamber of Commerce EXECs Advocacy Program, a 9-month program that offers exclusive insight into the workings of prominent Colorado companies through business tours and policy-based forums with key Colorado executives and officials. We are honored that Ball and Barry […]

What Does Wrongful Termination Mean in Colorado?

Even in at-will employment states, there are times when firing an employee is against the law. Colorado is an at-will employment state, which means that an employer does not have to have any valid reason or good cause to fire employees. Employers can be unfair or unreasonable in making decisions to fire, without being legally […]

Private Equity – What Every Business Must Know

If you own a small or mid-sized business that has sold equity in the business through a private equity sale, you may think that you do not need to worry about securities laws. After all, you do not sell shares on any of the stock markets, and you have not “gone public,” so maybe you […]

Colorado Will Contests (Who Can Contest and How to Do it)

No one wants to imagine a situation in which a will contest is necessary, but unfortunately, sometimes there’s no avoiding it. A will contest allows someone to challenge the way in which a will distributes the assets of a person who has died.  Like all states, Colorado has special rules regarding will contests, including who […]

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