Stephanie Loughner, Partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Employment Group, recently spoke with Jessica Folker at Law Week Colorado about the biggest issues in employment law in 2020, including COVID-19 concerns, work from home best practices and new Colorado legislation such as the Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order. She is also featured as a Colorado Super Lawyer.

The article, Top Employment Law Attorneys Share COVID-19 Challenges, was published in the May 18 edition of Law Week Colorado. An excerpt from the article is below.


Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys at the top of their game in every practice area, and employment and labor lawyers have been kept on their toes more than most in recent months.

Even in normal times, attorneys describe employment law as “constantly changing.” That’s true now more than ever, as government agencies update their rules on everything from workplace safety to unemployment insurance to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. On top of that, there are brand new laws such as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and stay-at-home orders from state and local governments to contend with.

Stephanie Loughner, a partner at Moye White and co-chair of the firm’s employment group, said, “The biggest issues in employment over the past few months have been triage and quick responses for employers to understand and comply with the new COVID-19 response legislation and balancing the unknown.”

In addition to advising employers on new laws like the FFCRA and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Loughner, who appears on this year’s Super Lawyers list, has been helping clients build policies and procedures for working from home.

Beyond coronavirus concerns, she has been busy with reviews to address the Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order, which went into effect in March, as well as the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, which will take effect next year.

“There has also been a surge of reviewing and revising employee classifications and independent contractor designations,” Loughner said, and she has been working with clients on termination strategies and executive employment agreements.


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