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Limited liability companies (LLC) are deceptively easy to form and use. One of the realities of an LLC is that it is a structure under state law, while it can be taxed many different ways under federal law. This is part of its appeal, and a part of its deceptive complexity. Without some careful planning […]

Working From Home: Office Policies for 2021

A new year is fast-approaching, bringing new beginnings, fresh starts, and changes. If your business hasn’t updated its employee handbook recently, it’s time to make some changes. While many portions of an employee handbook will fundamentally remain the same, others need updating as time progresses. Cultures change, as do technologies and laws. Your handbook should be […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how Americans conduct nearly every aspect of their lives, including where they work. Almost twice as many employees are working from their homes as at the workplace. According to Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom, the U.S. has morphed into a work-from-home economy. Bloom recently conducted several national surveys, which revealed that […]

The Lawful Activities Statute, C.R.S. 24-34-402.5 One of the exceptions to the general rule that an employer can terminate an at-will employee at any time for any reason as mentioned in an earlier post, Employees and Independent Contractors: The Basic Framework, is the statutory protection of an employee’s legal off-duty activities.  Under the Lawful Activities […]

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Many Colorado businesses are doing soft re-openings now that there are COVID-19 safety protocols in place to do so. Every business is affected by COVID-19 in its own unique way, so there is no one way to best to face these challenges. However, as pandemic restrictions are lifted, there are steps your small business can […]

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Protecting your small business during the COVID-19 pandemic is mandatory for safe and successful operation. The most important thing you can do as a business owner is to be proactive: proactively implement the necessary steps to keep your business, employees and customers healthy. Consult with a  business attorney on the best practices and compliance with […]

Colorado business owners have frequent involvement in common transactional disputes. At one time or another, most businesses will be involved in transactional conflict or litigation, whether initiating or defending itself against legal claims. Litigation is costly, stressful, and time-consuming.  But business ownership is part of the American dream. Although it is a way to make […]

One of the functions that an attorney can provide, and that The Griess Law Firm, LLC offers to clients, is the IP Audit.  Many of the fundamental assets held and used by businesses are intellectual property assets.  However, many times, businesses have not taken the actions they are able to take to fully protect or […]

You wouldn’t build a house or pursue an advanced degree without having a blueprint and a plan in mind. The same holds true when forming a Colorado business. Generally, knowing what you want to achieve is a great start. However, you need to draft a partnership, operating agreement, or bylaws to start your business properly. […]

Two guys that I really like and respect are Chuck Blakeman of the Crankset Group and David Sandusky of Your Brand Plan.  Each recently posted an article that I found very insightful.  Chuck wrote You Don’t Own Your Brand Anymore and David wrote Rules and Policies Kill Your Culture, Your Brand.  However, I have to […]