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Colorado Businesses: Is it time to amend your employment agreements? Image

Colorado Businesses: Is it time to amend your employment agreements?

The real business implications of Colorado’s “new” non-compete legislation Recent updates to Colorado’s non-compete statute have created a buzz among business leaders and employment law experts. Through SB 21-271, the Colorado General Assembly, as of March 1, 2022, added a key provision to Colorado’s non-compete statute, C.R.S. § 8-2-113 (the…

Should Law Firms Offer Sabbaticals? Why They Are a Win-Win for KO Team Members and Clients Image

Should Law Firms Offer Sabbaticals? Why They Are a Win-Win for KO Team Members and Clients

Imagine stepping away from your job for two full months, with full pay and benefits, while all your work is covered by your team. That’s sixty days with no Zoom meetings, calls or emails – and it’s something that’s hard to imagine for most people. That’s because most professionals have…

Rethinking Supply Chain Agreements and Other Commercial Contracts to Manage Pandemic-Driven Uncertainty Image

Rethinking Supply Chain Agreements and Other Commercial Contracts to Manage Pandemic-Driven Uncertainty

Force majeure, supply chain agreements, commercial contracts and remote customer service — these are just a few of the many areas businesses are rethinking due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For life science companies, these areas take on significant and often urgent meaning as they apply to the pharmaceutical production and…

New Year, New Vacation Policy? What Colorado Employers Need to Know Image

New Year, New Vacation Policy? What Colorado Employers Need to Know

In a tight labor market, it’s often the benefits and perks that help employers compete for talent. One key benefit an employer must consider is vacation. Should vacation be offered, and if so, how much and how should it be structured? What’s the real value of vacation to employees and…

How Emerging Companies Can Negotiate Better Life Sciences Commercial Contracts Image

How Emerging Companies Can Negotiate Better Life Sciences Commercial Contracts

Most life sciences companies negotiate numerous commercial contracts each year and must rely on big industry players for essential testing, supply and manufacturing partnerships. But these relationships can feel very unbalanced because large vendors seem to have far more negotiating power than any emerging company. Less favorable terms can have…

Why Emerging Life Science And Pharma Companies Should Apply The CRO Model To Commercial Contracts Image

Why Emerging Life Science And Pharma Companies Should Apply The CRO Model To Commercial Contracts

2019 is off to a fast start in the life science, pharmaceutical and medical device industries with unprecedented market growth. Life sciences, in particular, continue on an upward trend, accounting for nearly 15 percent of venture deal flow in 2018, more than 60 percent of which were deals of $50…