You’re a practitioner at Employers Council. Tell us something about your organization.
Employers Council is an association providing professional services to member businesses, including legal counsel and representation as well as human resources expertise such as leadership development and employee and supervisor training. We also compile and publish survey data on employee compensation and benefits to help our members attract and retain employees with competitive total rewards packages.
Employers Council was first organized in 1939 by 100 Denver employers who needed help in managing relations with employees organizing the first unions in the workplace. In 80 years, we’ve come a long way. We now serve 4,000 members throughout the western United States, including private companies, government entities and special districts, and nonprofit organizations. In addition to our Denver headquarters, we have added offices in Colorado Springs and Loveland, Colorado; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Salt Lake City, Utah.
“The resource I use the most is the Daily Labor Report. The DLR keeps me current with case law developments, regulations, and statutory changes. I frequently write articles for our newsletters and blogs based on recent developments that I have read about in the DLR.”
What’s your role at Employers Council?
I am the director of Employers Council’s Northern Regional Office in Loveland, Colorado. My office serves approximately 400 of our members in northern Colorado, Wyoming, and western Nebraska. In addition to my duties as director, I am also an employment law attorney. I advise members daily on their employment law questions and concerns. I work with three other employment law attorneys in my office and approximately 40 other employment law attorneys and three paralegals across our organization.
As part of our practice, we represent employers in administrative matters before federal and state agencies such as unemployment hearings, charges of discrimination, wage claims, health and safety citations, and certain employment audits.