Kimberlie Ryan
Ryan Law Firm, LLC

 
Expert Legal Analysis
Kim appears regularly on live television, radio, and Internet outlets to talk about issues important to national and local audiences.  With ten years' television experience, she delivers timely, accurate, and reliable commentary.

Employment Law


An Essential Guide for Colorado Employers

By: Kimberlie K. Ryan



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Media Appearances


Ms. Ryan is frequently called by members of the media to comment on cutting-edge employment issues of importance locally and nationally.

She has provided expert legal commentary for NBC 9NEWS, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Denver Post, Westword, 850 KOA radio, Metro Source National Newswire Clear Channel Communications, legal journals, Law Week Colorado, Hearsay Radio, and many other media outlets.

She speaks to a wide variety of topics, sampled here.
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(303) 520-5119


KUSA NBC Denver 9NEWS Contributing Legal Analyst


Teen Fired for Wearing Broncos Jersey to Work, Jan. 22, 2014


Cyber Accessibilty on Consumer Websites, Aug. 29, 2013

http://www.9news.com/dontmiss/352717/630/Cyber-accessibility-for-consumer-websites


Arrested for DUI: What Are Your Employment Rights, July 16, 2013  Arrested for DUI: What Are Your Employment Rights


Sharing Lessons from April 1 Pranks Gone Wrong, April 1, 2013

Sharing Lessons from April 1 Pranks Gone Wrong


Tweets a Terminable Offense?  March 28, 2013

Tweets a Terminable Offense?


Attorney Kimberlie Ryan Says Criminal Charges Unlikely in California CPR Case, March 5, 2013

Attorney Says Criminal Charges Unlikely in California CPR Case


FBI Sexting Scandal a Lesson for Employers, Feb. 25, 2013

FBI Sexting Scandal a Lesson for Employers 


Colorado Concealed Carry Law Allows Employers to Ban Guns at Work, Feb. 18, 2013
Colorado Concealed Carry Law Allows Employers to Ban Guns at Work


Employers Uncertain About Amendment 64, (evening), Nov. 5, 2012


How to Get Paid Time Off to Vote, Nov. 1, 2012


Think Before You Talk Politics at Work, Oct. 3, 2012


Hospital's Weight Policy Raising Questions, Sept. 3, 2012


Colorado Patrol to Appeal Anti-Gay Findings, July 19, 2012


Pilot Whistleblower Case a Lesson for Employers, Jan. 20, 2012


Businesses Make a Vow to Hire Heroes, Dec. 20, 2011


Taco Bell's Grooming Policy in Question, Aug. 19, 2011


Discrimination Laws Protect White Applicants, May 20, 2011


Employer Lessons from the Sheen Meltdown, March 9, 2011


Medical marijuana unemployment, Dec. 20, 2010


Law bans using genetics to make employment decisions, Nov. 18, 2010


Meatpacking plant sued for harassment and religious discrimination, Sept. 2010


Fired because of her genetics? June 1, 2010


Men filing more sexual harassment claims, March 11, 2010


Facebook and work, Feb. 22, 2010


How to handle medical marijuana in the workplace, Feb. 12, 2010


New law prohibits genetic discrimination, Dec. 2009


Parents get new leave for school activities, Sept. 21, 2009


Background checks, how far can bosses go? Aug. 18, 09


Legal battle over religious freedom a lesson for employers, July 17, 2009


Classifying workers as independents a danger, July 6, 2009


Salary 'gag orders' are workplace no-no's, June 29, 09


How to avoid getting ripped off by employment scams, March 23, 09


Peaberry’s coffee fights claims of fraud, March 6, 2009,


Stimulus could cause paycheck sticker shock, Feb. 23, 2009


Severance packages may limit workers’ rights, Jan. 30, 09


How will the stimulus affect workers, Jan. 09


Company bankruptcy, what about my health plan? Dec. 21, 2008


"Cookbook Case" provides lessons for employers, Nov. 13, 2008


Taking time to vote during the workday: what the law says, Oct. 28, 2008


Options for Emergency Unemployment Help, Oct. 08, 2008


When Dress Codes and Faith Collide at Work, Sept. 30, 2008


Swift Muslim worker firings & labor law explored, Sept. 11, 2008


Live Democratic National Convention Report:  Presidential Impact on


Future Supreme Court Justices, Aug. 27, 2008


Bennigan's Bankruptcy: Info for Workers, Aug. 2, 2008


Company rapped for allowing rapping at work, July 28, 2008


Company fined for discriminating against US citizens, June 27, 2008


New law bans genetic discrimination, June 9, 2008


Sex bias against men results in $1 million payout,  May 7, 2008


Preventing Sexual Harassment, April 9, 2008


Navigating the Immigration Maze, March 25, 2008


Families of injured military have new protections,  Feb. 12, 2008


How will the stimulus affect workers? Jan. 2008


New guidelines for new hires, Dec, 19, 2007


National Guard Suit Big Lesson for Employers, Nov. 11, 2007


Flu Pandemic Guide, Sept. 7, 2007


Denver Attorney Brings Books to Guatemalan Village,  Aug. 9, 2007


Employers Can Favor Older Workers, July 16, 2007


US Postal Service’s 61 million dollar settlement, June 2009


Katrina Hits Legal System Too, Sept. 6, 2005


English-Only At Work? Companies Need To Be Careful: Aug. 15, 2005


What Makes a Workplace Great? July 25, 2005


Harassment Suit A Lesson for All Employers, June 21, 2005


Personnel Files May Open Up for Colorado Employees, May 12, 2005


Older Workers Get New Protections at the office, April 19, 2005


Lessons from Workplace Violence Lawsuits, April 28, 2005


Smoking Bans and Employee Privacy Rights, Feb. 16, 2005


Reservists Rights At Work, Jan. 18, 2005


Election Day Rules for Employers, Oct. 27, 2004


Employers Beware of Retaliation by Bad References, Sept. 2004


Congress Overhauls Overtime Provisions, Aug. 2004


Constructive Discharge Can Violate Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws, July 2004


Colorado Law: An Essential Guide for Colorado Employers, June 2004


                                     OTHER MEDIA


Society for Human Resource Management, Ms. Ryan quoted in Legalization of Medical Marijuana and Impact on Workers Compensation, July 2013

http://www.shrm.org/Publications/hrmagazine/EditorialContent/2013/0713/Pages/0713-workers-comp-marijuana.aspx


Hearsay Radio, Law Week Colorado, Amendment 64 Marijuana Rights and Workplace Issues, Radio Interview, March 12, 2103


Wall Street Journal, Work & Family Mailbox, Sue Shellenbarger, March 22, 2011


Northern Colorado Business Report, Weed in the workplace causes concern, Beth Potter,  Nov. 19, 2010


USA Today, State and federal marijuana laws collide, Oren Dorel, Nov. 11, 2010


Boulder County Business Report, Unemployment claims tied to medical-marijuana use, Beth Potter, Oct. 29, 2010


Law Week Colorado, “Positive Drug Test Doesn’t Prove Jack” For Employees With Medical Marijuana,  Alicia McNally, citing Passaglia and Ryan presentation, March 24, 2010


Wall Street Journal, Bias Against Parents in Hiring, S. Shellenbarger,  March 10, 2009,


Wall Street Journal, Pregnancy discrimination claims, S. Shellenbarger,  Work & Family Mailbox, June 18, 2008


Wall Street Journal, More women pursue claims of pregnancy discrimination, S. Shellenbarger, March 17, 2008


Forbes.com, Jobs You (Almost) Cannot Lose, Tara Weiss, July 31, 2007


Wall Street Journal, When Your Pay Stays Flat After Hitting a Certain Age, S. Shellenbarger, May 11, 2007


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Mark Houser, Salvation Army Sued in Boston for Firing Non-English Speakers, April 29, 2007


Automotive News, Women Complained, Then Were Forced Out, L. Chappel, March 26, 2007,


Law Week Colorado, Large Award Marks Harassment Case, J. Clifford, March 26, 2007


George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal, Intersectionality and Identity: Revisiting a Wrinkle in Title VII, Bradley A. Areheart,

 Vol. 17, 2006


Wall Street Journal, Testing English-Only Rules: Employers Requiring Workers to Speak English Face Suits, Miriam Jordan,  Nov. 9, 2005


Companies Fight Tobacco Use to Lower Health Care Costs, Rupal Parekh, Feb, 28, 2005


HRWire.Com, West HR Advisor, Bad References Can Backfire, C. Bachman, Dec. 2004


National Partnership for Women & Families, Women At Work:  Looking Behind the Numbers: 40 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964, July 2004


Hispania News, Central Station Casino To Pay $1.5 Million In EEOC Settlement For National Origin Bias, July 24, 2003

EEOC resuelve el Caso contra Colorado Central Station Casino, July 24, 2003


Denver Post, Casino Workers Celebrate Win In English-Only Lawsuit: Settlement Reached For $1.5 Million; M. Riley, July 20, 2003


US EEOC, MALDEF More Than Satisfied with $1.5 Million Settlement in 'English-Only' Case Against Colorado Casino, JC Flores, July 28, 2003


SunHerald.Com, Casino Company to Pay $1.5 Million Over English-Only Policy, July 18, 2003


Westword, Language Barrier: Colorado Central Station Casino Takes Hit Over English-Only Policy, David Holthouse, May 24, 2001


Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law, Vicki A. Laden, Gregory Schwartz, Psychiatric Disabilities, the ADA, and the New Workplace Violence Account, , Vol 21:246, 2000


University of Toledo Law Review, Marie A. Failenger Five Modern Notions in Search of An Author: The Ideology of the Intimate Society in Constitutional Speech Law, 30 U.Tol.L.Rev. 251 (Winter 1999), HeinOnline -->