Employment Law

Protecting your investment and delivering value for legal services

Practice Chairwoman: Juli E. Lapin 

The attorneys of Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. employment law practice group advocate on behalf of employers and employees in arbitration, litigation and complex counseling matters. Collectively, they have more than 70 years of experience in employment law matters. Each of them brings a balanced perspective in advising their clients, which, in part, is the result of having represented employers and employees.

For employers, we offer employee handbook drafting and review; preparation of employment policies, employment agreements, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, and severance agreements; advice concerning employee problems and litigation avoidance.

For employees, RWO attorneys offer advice on an extensive range of matters, including employment agreements, non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements and severance agreements.  We represent clients with discrimination, wrongful discharge claims, and other termination disputes.

If disputes cannot be settled informally, RWO attorneys are prepared to represent their clients in court, arbitration and government agency actions at the trial and appellate levels.



RWO attorneys are experienced in all of the following employment law issues:

Civil Rights Claims

  • Americans with Disabilities Act claims
  • EEOC and Colorado Civil Rights Division investigations and charges
  • Fair Housing Act claims
  • Title VII and 42 U.S.C. § 1981 claims
  • Race, religion, age, gender discrimination
  • Retaliation claims

Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act Claims

Colorado Wage Claim Act

Covenants Not To Compete

Employment Document Preparation and Review

  • Employment manuals and policies
  • Employment agreements
  • Noncompetition and confidentiality agreements
  • Employee separation agreements

Employer Liability Preventive Practices

  • Lawsuit avoidance counseling
  • Employee recruiting and hiring
  • Fair treatment of employees
  • Prohibitions against employee discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination
  • Appropriate employee disciplinary actions
  • Employee layoffs and terminations
  • Employment law compliance counseling

  • Equal Pay Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) Claims
  • Pregnancy Disability Act
  • Unemployment Benefits Claims Preparation, Counseling, Hearing and Appeals
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets


RWO attorneys practicing employment law include:

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Since 1977, Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. has committed to offering high-quality, personalized legal services for companies of all sizes.

To learn how we can benefit your company, call 303-297-2600 or  Contact Us Online

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