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With extensive experience in the food and brewing industries, Chris helps employers to solve the full range of employment issues and disputes. Chris practices in all areas of employment law, but has particular experience on trade secrets, noncompetes, wage and hour, and wrongful termination.

On June 15, 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court unanimously held that Colorado’s Lawful Off-Duty Activities Statute does not protect employees from discharge for using medical marijuana away from work. In a highly anticipated decision, Coats v Dish Network, LLC, No. 13SC394, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that the plain language of the statute that