The federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes several provisions related to unemployment insurance benefits. The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) regularly posts press releases and other documents to assist individuals with sections of the CARES Act and its relief provisions – including the relevant information that is aimed at workers […]
Employers and Employees concerned about their workplace under Colorado’s recent “Stay-at-Home” Executive and Public Health Orders should read through this Official Colorado State website: https://covid19.colorado.gov/stay-home-except-essential-needs. That webpage includes helpful information regarding Governor Jared Polis’ Orders, including a PDF from Colorado’s Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) titled “Guidance on Critical vs. Non-Critical Business Professions” as well […]
During the spread of this pandemic, we sit in the midst of a moving landscape for employers and employees – no one knows the full scope of what will occur in the coming days, weeks, and months, nor knows how the law will change to meet the rising workplace challenges presented by COVID-19. As a […]
In August of 2008, Colorado’s Workplace Accommodations for Nursing Mothers Act (C.R.S. § 8- 13.5) took effect. The statute proclaimed Colorado as one of the states “involved in the national movement to recognize the medical importance of breastfeeding, within the scope of complete pediatric care, and to encourage removal of boundaries placed on nursing mothers […]
All of us at Sears & Associates, P.C. hope that you will join us in congratulating our experienced attorney, Hollie L Wieland, for her AV Preeminent Rating. This highly prestigious peer rating is awarded for professional excellence in legal ability and ethical standards. With over 20 years of experience in commercial and employment litigation, it […]
We are excited to announce that Sears and Associates, P.C. is a 2017 sponsor of the Tierra Plan/CP Racing bike racing team that encourages competitive cycling in the Colorado Springs region. With a team of eight members, the group of elite riders focuses on participating in a combination of local, regional, and national events.
Colorado Springs held an open house on May 3, 2017, to solicit input from the public on its Bike Master Plan. The event took place in the Downtown Penrose Library on North Cascade Avenue. A couple hundred people reportedly showed up to the event, where they could walk around to different poster boards to learn […]
Colorado bicycle riders face a significant risk of sustaining serious injuries on the road. Motorists often do not see riders, due to distracted driving, failure to observe the distance between the vehicle and the bicycle closely, or impairment. Colorado is more protective of its bike riders than many other states and adopted the Colorado Bicycle […]
Because truck drivers are professional drivers who receive special training and must carry a special license, one would reasonably expect them to drive cautiously and follow all traffic laws to prevent accidents. After all, even at relatively slow speeds, collisions with semi-trucks can be fatal for passenger car drivers. Unfortunately, not all truck drivers drive […]
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), almost 6,000 pedestrians were killed in 2016 in traffic accidents. Pedestrian deaths shot up 10 percent between 2014 and 2015, more than any other category of traffic-related fatalities, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).