Category Archives: Events

March 24, 2016

2016 Employment Law Update

Join Holland & Hart’s labor & employment law team and learn how to manage and solve workplace issues to minimize risk and avoid litigation.

Sessions will include:

  • Tricky Accommodation Issues for Today’s Diverse Workforce
  • Annual Update – What’s New for 2016?
  • Life Cycle of an EEOC Charge – From Complaint to Court
  • How to Get HR a Seat at the Management Table
  • Wage Game – Test Your Knowledge of Pay Practices
  • NLRB and Organizing – Real Stories from the Trenches
  • What To Do When OSHA Comes Knocking and Other Workplace Safety Tips
  • Tough Employment Decisions – You Be the Judge

Cost to attend: $99 for clients of Holland & Hart, $129 for non-clients. Includes all course materials as well as breakfast, lunch, and networking hour.

Details: May 18, 2016 8 am – 4:30 pm

Applications will be submitted for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in Colorado, HR Certification Institute (HRCI), and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) credits.

Location: History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

Keynote Presentation: Employee Engagement Across the Generations
Keynote speaker Buddy Bush will present an eye-opening session that takes the guesswork out of engaging employees across the generations.

To register online please click here.

Please respond by April 27th.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer McCord at 303.295.8349

February 15, 2013

Immigration Law Seminars: H-1B and I-9 Compliance

Last month, President Obama and the U.S. Senate announced sweeping changes to current immigration laws. The new proposal would legalize 11 million undocumented workers, radically change the current immigration system, and impose new obligations onto employers. 

Please join us for a discussion on the implications for your business.

Visa Basics for High-Tech Foreign Workers
Healthcare, high-tech, and mining companies are increasingly turning to the global labor market to find the right talent. In 2012, U.S. employers sponsored 85,000 new H-1B workers, including many computer software developers and engineers from China and India. In preparation of the April 1st H-1B filing date, we will discuss the fundamentals of the H-1B visa process, including:

  • Jobs that qualify for the H-1B visa
  • H-1B cap and cap exempt employers
  • Recent changes in the Labor Condition Application process
  • Documents that must be retained after filing an H-1B petition
  • Transitioning H-1B workers to permanent residency
  • Legal liabilities to be aware of in the H-1B process


I-9 Audits and Investigations
How will new Congressional immigration reform affect your business? From October 2011 through June 2012 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued 2,600 notices of inspection, issued 275 final orders totaling $6 million in fines, and criminally arrested 91 managers accused of violations related to employment eligibility verification. Join us for discussion on:

  • The federal I-9 immigration audit and investigation process
  • Industries targeted for immigration investigations
  • The effect that deferred action for Dream Act beneficiaries
  • Changes to current immigration enforcement based on Congressional proposals


February 28, 2013
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. MST:  Breakfast and Registration
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. MST:  Presentation with Roger Tsai and Peter Wingate
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. MST:  Q&A

Holland & Hart Denver Office Click here for a map and directions
555 17th Street, Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202

March 7, 2013
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. MST:  Breakfast and Registration
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. MST:  Presentation with Roger Tsai and Michael Cousins
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. MST:  Q&A

Holland & Hart Salt Lake City Office Click here for a map and directions
222 S. Main Street, Suite 2200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

Via webinar: March 6, 2013
Noon – 1:00 p.m. MST:  Presentation with Roger Tsai
1:00 – 1:15 p.m. MST:  Q&A
Webinar login information will be included in your RSVP confirmation.

Roger Tsai, Of Counsel, Holland & Hart llp
Michael Cousins, ICE Investigator (Speaking in Salt Lake City)
Peter Wingate, Colorado Dept. of Labor Deputy Director (Speaking in Denver)


Click here to RSVP now.

February 12, 2013

Minimizing Exposure to Employment Claims: What Every Employer Should Know

Employment lawsuits drain your time, money, energy and perhaps your brand.  Whether you are new to human resources or an experienced manager,  you need to stay abreast of the latest legal issues that could land your organization in hot water. 

 At this Employment Law breakfast primer, two leading employment law experts will lead you through recent court decisions and significant regulatory changes affecting the employer/employee relationship.  We will offer practical pointers on how to manage your workforce while staying out of court.

In this seminar, you will learn: 

  • Red flag issues that often lead to costly litigation.
  • Practical tips for avoiding hiring, firing, and discipline mistakes.
  • Best practices that help you defend an employment lawsuit, if one is filed.


Thursday, March 7, 2013

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


10600 Westminster Blvd  
Westminster, CO 80020
(303) 410-5000

Steve Gutierrez, Partner, Holland & Hart LLP
Mark Wiletsky, Of Counsel, Holland & Hart LLP

CLE & HRCI Credit Pending

January 21, 2011

DRI 2011 Employment and Labor Law Seminar

I am member of DRI and will be speaking at the 2011 DRI Employment and Labor Law Seminar.  Anyone that may have interest in attending can link to for more information.  The seminar will be held at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, AZ from Wed, May 18 to Fri, May 20.

Steven M. Gutierrez–