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Unemployment in Colorado hit 11.3 percent in April. In El Paso County, the rate was even higher: 12.2 percent. In the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area, almost 43,000 people were unemployed in April. Those numbers represent jobs lost to the COVID-19 pandemic as businesses were forced to close. According to the Colorado Department of Labor […]

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One of the most unpleasant tasks confronting employers during the COVID-19 pandemic is laying off employees. Besides the pain of having to break up what often is a workplace family, employers must negotiate new unemployment and assistance rules to make sure they handle layoffs in a way that maximizes benefits for both themselves and their […]