Colorado Business Law Questions & Answers

Q: We run an ecommerce site to sell products

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Colorado on
Answered on Sep 27, 2017
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Q: Does a retention agreement, where my company is moving locations (and I am not) and I am being retained for two months

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Colorado on
Answered on Sep 1, 2017

Not automatically. Any deviation from prior contractual agreements should be included in the retention agreement.
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Q: Is it legal for a car dealership to sell a car while it is off the lot and being test driven by another person?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Consumer Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 30, 2017

Unless you or your broker had a contractual arrangement to hold on the sale of the vehicle, the dealership can sell a car that is not on the lot and/or is being test driven. If the dealership "sold" the car without really selling the car to simply prevent the broker from forcing a discount on the vehicle, the broker could potentially to sue dealership (and have you, the buyer, enter as a 3rd party beneficiary), but this would be a hard case to prove (and likely the legal costs would exceed the...
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Q: Is it legal to have people sign a non-compete when testing out a dating method? Please read more for details.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Consumer Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 6, 2017

The non-competes would be very difficult to enforce under Colorado law. The "test run males" are not working for you they are the customers.Non-competes can't be enforced against customers, you can't stop someone from using another firms services. You could ask them to sing non-disclosure agreements but again they are difficult to enforce. I'm making an assumption you have a legitimate business method and we're not talking about prostitution. If it is a truly new and unique method you would...
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Q: If I have a title for a vehicle I traded into a dealership, can I go get it from the dealership?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Lemon Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 6, 2017

You should hire an attorney. This is a tricky situation that's going to have to be handled with a bit of care.
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Q: I have a rent to own agreement and the landlord wants me to sign a new lease. How long do I have to respond?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 26, 2017

There is no set time except for any set forth in the offer. An offer may be withdrawn if not accepted within that period. However, the real issue here is for you to take steps to enforce your original agreement. Alternatively, you may have a claim for unjust enrichment. You should retain an attorney to review that agreement and advise you.
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Q: Start a online business from home in Colorado. I don't have a room set aside for home office. Do I need to register

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 20, 2017

Yes, you must register with the state for any business operated in the state and/or located in the state. Your local county and likely city will also require registration and taxation for all non-service business transactions.
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Q: Can a lawyer call you on your personal phone and at work to collect a personal debt owed to his friend?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Collections and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 8, 2017
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Q: What type of tax filing option is best for my business?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Tax Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 6, 2017

You should seek out a tax attorney to advise you. You're asking for legal advice and attorney's can't provide legal advise to people who are not their client.
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Q: Signed non compete. Territory was expanded without new contract. Does the original contract apply to territory changes?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Colorado on
Answered on May 11, 2017

You will need to contact a lawyer directly (and pay for their opinion) to review the contact and the circumstances to provide a legal opinion.
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Q: If the company I work for doesn't have a policy on marijuana, can I be randomly tested or fired for it?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Business Law for Colorado on
Answered on May 4, 2017
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Q: The company didn't pay return shipping cost for wrong item shipped. UPS held me responsible for the bill as a shipper

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Collections, Lemon Law and Consumer Law for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 4, 2017

You may have grounds for a case. You should continue to try to seek an agreement between you and the seller (not UPS), but if this does not work litigation is your best choice. You likely qualify for small claims court. You may need an attorney for assistance, but you are not required to have an attorney.
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Q: can the denver rescue mission give work therapy without being licenced?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Business Law for Colorado on
Answered on Mar 30, 2017

A lawyer will need to review the specifics of what "therapy" is being provided. As a general rule, certain types of assistance with finding employment does not require licensing in Colorado. If you are referring to VA work, full compliance with state and federal rules usually required. Justia's Q&A cannot provide specific legal advice or legal opinions, so you should contact a lawyer directly.
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Q: I need to change my 10 mo. old business from a general partnership to a sole proprietorship. Which way should I do this?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Colorado on
Answered on Mar 29, 2017

Sell the partnership (assets and membership/profit interests) to you as an individual for whatever price is deemed fair by all, But consider an LLC, which protects personal assets, as an alternative to a sole proprietorship.
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Q: Can I sue the Solar panel Company?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Consumer Law for Colorado on
Answered on Mar 28, 2017

You can contact an attorney directly to review the specifics of the agreement you signed. I would assume that the solar panel company disclaimed any assertions for a specific savings related to the install, but you never know. The phone recording may be material, but oral statements are usually voided by any written agreement you signed. Justia's Q&A cannot provide specific legal guidance or advice, so the review of your case will have to occur offline with an attorney.
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Q: I am the predisent of a nonprofit. Do I have an obigation to provide personal banking information at the treasure?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Business Law for Colorado on
Answered on Mar 4, 2017

If you are seeking non-profit status from the IRS, a significant factor in the consideration is compensation. If you received a salary or percentage of the profits (e.g. a partnership) your total compensation and banking information are highly relevant. This is less for the non-profit itself, but for the IRS approval. If you do not receive any compensation from the non-profit, your bank accounts are not normally relevant.

You may want to consider hiring a lawyer. The work is tax...
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Q: US DOL granted former employer 3M credit for which she did not qualify. How is that being honored?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law, Landlord - Tenant and Municipal Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 24, 2017

I am not sure how the US Dept. of Labor is related to landlord tenant issues. Are you asking how a person who allegedly has an uninhabitable apartment for lease can also receive a federal grant? If so, a US DOL grant is not related to civil landlord-tenant disputes; some criminal charges can impact grants. You will need to contact a lawyer directly if you have a landlord problem.
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Q: I live in the state of CO, and person 2 lives in CA. Person 2 is 15 years old. Is it illegal to commission art from him?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Workers' Compensation, Business Law and Internet Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 9, 2017

There is nothing illegal with employing a minor provided that the employment stays within the limits of state labor laws (mostly related to hours working and ending at a certain time in the evening). If you are commissioning artwork it is likely that this employment does not run afoul with any state labor law. The other issue relates to the fact that an un-emancipated minor is generally not legally bound by the terms of a contract. If the contract includes the parents you may have greater...
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Q: Do a company need to give a UA policy before they hire?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Colorado on
Answered on Dec 21, 2016

Generally no. If you are part of an union, there is a possibility that the addition of new terms to employment is outside the scope of an union agreement. If you are not part of an union, like most, an employer can UA provided that the practice is non-discriminatory
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Q: My husband is being forced out of the job he has been at with Wyndham Vacation Resorts for 15 years. We need a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Colorado on
Answered on Dec 14, 2016

More information is needed to make an accurate assessment of your case. This type of matter would be better served with an actual client consultation with an employment/discrimination lawyer (creating an attorney-client relationship and the privacy that this entails). Many attorneys offer free consultations.
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