Discrimination • Wage and Hour • Wrongful Termination • Civil Rights • Disability

Employment law deals with the rights and obligations of employers and employees, with both Federal and State law governing a wide scope of issues in the workplace.

Discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation or a hostile work environment as well as disputes between employers and employees involving wage and hour irregularities, wrongful termination, employee benefits, or negotiating severance and employment agreements are all aspects of employment law handled by the firm.

Our Legal Services

At Arckey & Associates, LLC our Denver employment law attorneys represent individuals who have experienced discriminatory treatment and/or retaliation on the basis of sex, race, religion, age or disability. We regularly assist employees with disputes concerning unpaid wages, commissions and overtime requirements, as well as with severance negotiations.

Our attorneys also provide legal services for privately held businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as municipalities, other government entities, schools and public hospitals on employee relations counseling, tort claims and liability lawsuits.

Well-considered and sound employee policies and employee relations strategies are essential for the seamless and successful operation of every company. Our firm’s attorneys offer clients effective legal guidance as they manage employer-employee relationships and their employment process from advertising, recruitment, testing and the hiring process through post-termination legal claims.

Our Focus

Our Denver labor lawyers focus on assisting clients in building successful relations between employers and employees, while minimizing exposure to legal liability. To that end, counseling and human resources support are key aspects of our employment law practice. From the perspective of more than two decades of combined experience, our employment law attorneys are adept at coaching clients on how to avoid complicated and disruptive claims. We provide practical advice on discipline and termination, wage-hour compliance, family and medical leave benefits, severance, non-compete and trade secrecy issues.

The employment law attorneys at Arckey & Associates have extensive experience representing clients before state and federal courts, in arbitration and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Colorado Civil Rights Division.

Employment Discrimination and Retaliation

Our firm assists individuals and small businesses with claims related to discrimination in employment. Our attorneys have handled thousands of legal matters for clients. We work with clients in all areas of state and federal law. We handle legal claims based on sex, race, religion, national origin discrimination and sexual harassment. Our attorneys are experienced in litigation of legal claims for age discrimination pursuant to the Age Discrimination in Employment (ADEA), disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and employment claims under other statutes including the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The scope of our representation may include counseling and negotiation, assisting individuals through the EEOC process and litigation.

Wage Claims

Our firm resolves and litigates wage disputes related to employment. This area includes disputes arising over wages and commissions, vacation and other benefits protected by the under Colorado Wage Act. We also handle claims related to overtime and minimum wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and unequal pay under the Equal Pay Act (EPA).

Wrongful Termination

We handle negotiation and litigation of matters related to wrongful termination. These include breach of contract issues and termination in violation of public policy.


We handle litigation of claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) concerning pension and welfare benefits covered by the statute.

Severance Negotiations

Our firm reviews severance agreements and counsels and assists with severance negotiations arising out of employment disputes.

Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets

Our attorneys are very experienced in cases involving issues of unfair competition under the Colorado statutes addressing covenants not to compete and trade secret protection and violations.

As part of our trial strategies, we emphasize the use of summary judgment proceedings or mediation for early and cost effective resolution of claims pertaining to:

  • Race/National Origin Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • Family and Medical leave
  • Unemployment Compensation Disputes
  • Personnel Policies and Procedures
  • Disciplinary Actions
  • Employee Benefits
  • Federal Employee Rights
  • State Employee Rights
  • Non-competing Agreements
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Breach of Contract
  • Employment Contracts
  • Civil Rights Charges

When you need legal advice and guidance related to employment practices and relationships, we invite you to Arckey & Associates at 1-866-503-9702 or (303) 798-8546 to learn how an attorney/client relationship with our law firm can benefit you or your business.