Mr. Gutierrez helps companies meet the varied challenges presented by the modern employment relationship. He has tried numerous cases before judges and juries, and on appeal, in complex labor and employment matters and other tort litigation.
With practical and cost-effective methods of practice, Mr. Gutierrez develops solutions to meet business employment needs and to maintain compliance with federal and state laws. One key way he does this is by advising and providing training to private employers regarding policies and practices relating to employment relationships.
In addition to his print publications, Mr. Gutierrez authors a blog atwww.coloradoemploymentlawblog.com.
Having served as the chair of the Labor and Employment Practice for five years, Mr. Gutierrez has extensive experience consulting with clients in pre-suit negotiations and resolutions; at hearings for and against emergency injunctive relief; at mediations; and before other administrative bodies, including the NLRB, EEOC, and Colorado Civil Rights Division. He has extensive experience addressing claims concerning wrongful termination, breach of express or implied employment contracts, violation of covenants not to compete, contracts for the protection of trade secrets, employment discrimination, wage matters (including FLSA collective actions), FMLA claims, defamation, torts, and claims of retaliatory discharge. Mr. Gutierrez is licensed in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Gutierrez speaks frequently at national seminars on litigation strategies, fair employment, and labor relations, and has provided training to professionals on a wide range of employment-related topics. He has also authored several articles and seminar materials involving topics related to the employment relationship and workplace investigations techniques and practice, and has been active in workplace violence prevention.
Most recently, Mr. Gutierrez presented a seminar entitled "Arming for Battle" at the DRI Employment and Labor Law Seminar. He also presented a seminar, "Free Agents: Benefits and Perils of Seasonal and Contingent Labor," at the 2011 Hospitality Law Conference. Additionally, he spoke at breakfast briefings in Colorado on the topics of "The Free Agent Workforce" and "Wage and Hour Law: How to avoid costly mistakes with a mobile workforce."