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


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.
of the media
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Ms. Ryan

(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

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

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, 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 -->