Bradford Publishing Launches Colorado-Only Attorney Directory

Filed Under (Bradford Publishing News & Updates, Business, Child Support, Custody and Visitation, Colorado Deeds, Divorce and Legal Separation, Domestic Partnership, Employment Law, Eviction, Leases and Landlord Tenant, Mechanics Liens, Medical Marijuana, Probate, Real Estate, Wills and Estates) on 08-11-2013

We’re excited to announce our new Colorado Attorney Directory! On November 1st we launched an online directory to link Colorado consumers with Colorado attorneys. Bradford has offered information, products and services for Colorado attorneys, businesses and consumers for more than 100 years.  With changing technology, most of our products and services have moved online to our website.  Now, more than 12,000 people visit our website each month in search of legal resources.

Bradford provides lots of self-help solutions for you to complete a legal procedure on your own, but sometimes it’s not enough and contacting a legal expert is necessary. Now we can connect you to attorneys practicing in your local Colorado community. Deciding whether to hire an attorney is a big decision.  The bottom line is knowing if you’re capable and willing to take on a particular legal task yourself. Sometimes you don’t realize immediately that the task is beyond your capabilities.

The new Colorado-only Attorney Directory can help you find the right attorney. Laws vary by state so it’s important to follow Colorado law. We make sure the attorneys listed are lawyers in good standing with the Colorado Supreme Court. They also have completed profiles on the site, so their expertise and experience is clear and allows you to know as much as possible about the lawyer’s practice before picking up the phone. Our goal is to provide easy access to Colorado attorneys who can help you find legal solutions.

Check out our new Colorado Attorney Directory and let us know what you think!

www.bradfordpublishing.com/Attorney-Directory-Home

Colorado Employment Law: Corporate Equality Index

Filed Under (Business, Employment Law) on 05-09-2013

Hewlett-Packard has been recognized as “one of the best places to work” based on sexual orientation non-discrimination policies, same-sex partner benefits, and other measures of corporate inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) employees.

HP received a 100% ranking on the “2013 Corporate Equality Index” released by the Human Rights Campaign. The Index is offered as a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices for LGBT employees.

“A record number of businesses, spanning nearly every industry and major geographic area of the U.S., ranked as top scorers on this year’s Corporate Equality Index,” according to the Human Rights Campaign.  The Index, released each fall, provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers. 

In addition to scoring companies on their internal policies, the Index rates their “public engagement,” giving points for such activities as effective LGBT recruitment efforts; supplier diversity programs demonstrated to include certified LGBT suppliers; advertising to LGBT consumers; and demonstrated public support for LGBT equality under the law through local, state, or federal legislation or initiatives.

“We are very honored and encouraged to receive a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. At HP, we have learned that creating a stimulating, diverse culture of inclusion is not a destination. It is a journey of continuous action — one that is best guided by deeply held values, as well as a keen sense of the marketplace. With customers in more than 170 countries, we appreciate that diversity is smart business and is essential for us to deliver more to our customers,” says Emily Duncan, Vice President, Culture and Diversity, Hewlett Packard.

Recent estimates indicate that HP employs between 2000 and 3000 workers in Colorado.  Businesses interested in participating in the Corporate Equality Index are encouraged to contact the HRC Workplace Project at workplace@hrc.org. The Corporate Equality Index does not rate public sector (government) employers or businesses with fewer than 500 full-time U.S. employees. 

What roles do you Bradford Blog Readers think employers and workers should play in creating diverse workplaces? 

For more information, contact Kimberlie Ryan at kim@ryanfirm.com.

New Colorado Employment Law Blog by Kimberlie Ryan

Filed Under (Bradford Publishing News & Updates, Business, Employment Law) on 29-08-2013

We’re excited to introduce a new Bradford blog category, Colorado Employment Law, provided by experienced attorney Kimberlie Ryan. Kim is a Bradford book author and the founder of Ryan Law Firm, LLC in Denver. 

Kim is an experienced trial lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, negotiator, prolific writer and the author of Employment Law Guidebook: For Colorado Business Owners and Human Resource Professionals. Winning several significant federal jury verdicts, and negotiating multi-million dollar settlements over nearly twenty years of practice, Kimberlie brings a wealth of practical litigation expertise to the Bradford Blog readers. 

Kimberlie’s blog posts will examine emerging issues in civil rights employment law, including such hot topics as legalization of marijuana and workplace rights and responsibilities; legal protections for LGBT workers and their families; social media and employment; sexual harassment and other hostile work environment topics; employer compliance issues; and newsworthy cases.

You are invited to follow the Bradford Blog and join us and Kimberlie Ryan as we explore important workplace legal issues.  We welcome your topic suggestions and comments to the posts.

For more information about Kimberlie Ryan see her website or contact her at kim@ryanfirm.com.

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