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SPZ Welcomes New Team Member, Sanam Analouei!

SPZ Welcomes New Team Member, Sanam Analouei!

It’s our pleasure to introduce our newest law clerk for the fall semester, Sanam Analouei! She joins our members, Becky and Sam, in our Denver office! Sanam is currently a 3L at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, Colorado (CU). Her legal interests...

New California Salary Transparency Law

New California Salary Transparency Law

Section 432.3 of the California Labor Code currently requires employers to provide an applicant with the pay scale for a position upon the applicant’s reasonable request and prohibits certain inquiries by employers related to an applicant’s salary history....

Benefit Corporation or B-Corp?

Consumers and businesses over the last several years have become more and more interested in businesses making or pushing for a positive social impact. One part of this movement has been the creation of benefit corporations and B Corps. But aren’t they the same thing?...

SEC Votes to Approve Equity Crowdfunding Rules

On Friday morning (October 30, 2015), the Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-1 to approve final rules relating to equity crowdfunding to non-accredited investors. What Does the Vote Mean? Until now, businesses have been able to raise funds from the "crowd" in...

Dealing with Online Comments

Dealing with Online Comments

Word of mouth is the lifeblood of attracting new customers, and now it travels faster than ever before thanks to the internet. Customers can snap a picture, post a comment, or leave an online review of a business in a matter of seconds. These reviews can often be...

EU-US Privacy Shield Now in Effect

EU-US Privacy Shield Now in Effect

On July 12, the European Commission formally adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield, a bilateral data privacy agreement hastily assembled from the wreckage of the Safe Harbor Framework, which was invalidated by the European Court of Justice in 2015. U.S. companies...