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Could your business defend itself against a lawsuit brought by an employee? Even with inclusive and positive company cultures, fair pay, and an equal opportunity employment policy, your company could still be at risk. Multiple lawsuits can arise in the workplace, although most are avoidable by using human resource strategies and employee management procedures.   The Top Five Most Common Workplace Lawsuits   […]

Commercial disputes are challenging for any type of Colorado business. The good news is that many can be avoided by understanding potential conflicts, having a well-written contract, and having legal counsel to help provide advice when conflicts emerge.   Common Commercial Disputes  At Hackstaff, Snow, Atkinson & Griess, LLC, our attorneys represent clients in many different common commercial disputes, such as:  Breach […]

Businesses across many sectors are turning to gig workers more and more to help fill in gaps in their workforce and meet other goals. In many ways, this is an ideal arrangement for both employers and gig workers. There are numerous cost-saving benefits for employers as they do not pay for federal or state payroll taxes, workers’ […]

This month of September, we will be addressing various issues related to operational issues for businesses.  This post will give an overview of the primary sources of risk an average business is subject to as it relates to third parties. Taking a page from one of my favorite authors, C.S. Lewis, there are too equal […]

Hackstaff & Snow Goes Over the Edge for Cancer Research Funding

  At Hackstaff, Snow, Atkinson & Griess, LLC, community involvement and charity endeavors are crucial to our mission. We not only want to serve each of our clients in the best ways possible, but we also strive to serve those outside our client base whenever we can. We are excited to announce that our next […]

Contracts perform at least two functions: Notice and Communication:  Contracts are a form of communication in which the parties state their intentions and expectations while also providing each other with notice regarding what they care about and how they are wiling to work together. Accountability:  Contracts not only provide the parties with information, they also […]

With so many unknowns in the Colorado business environment, many investors are looking for assurance that company culture is prioritized and can withstand change in 2021. The challenge of board building is enormous, and most companies are unsure of where to start.   A board is only as good as its members, and high-quality members are surprisingly hard to find. A study conducted by the Harvard Business Review found that 81 percent of survey […]

Our attorneys at Hackstaff, Snow, Atkinson & Griess, LLC know that Colorado corporate governance sets an organization‘s tone. It identifies the use of power and decision–making in the company. For decades, corporate governance has focused on its shareholders, regulation of its directors and executive team, accounting, tracking operational activities, and other duties.   In 2010, the International Finance Corporation (“IFC“) described corporate governance as the framework and methods used to […]

In a recent Colorado case involving a debt collection agency that stored customer service information in a password protected web database, the Colorado Court of Appeals upheld the enforcement of claims for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of a nonsolicitation agreement against a independent sales agent who left to work for a competitor.  The […]

Most often the value of legal services is expressed in terms of avoiding risks and loss, which is very true. This line of reasoning focuses on how a small business is able to keep the revenues it generates, keep its assets, protect its assets and resources, and similar issues. Beyond avoiding risks or losses, it […]