MMP WCHRA: December 2020 Monthly Member Program: "Complying In the Present and Planning For the Future" Virtual Attendance Only

  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • Included in membership

Registration is closed

"Complying In the Present and Planning For the Future"

Virtual attendance only

Presented by: Alicia Severn with Bechtel Santo & Severn


Join us to learn about Colorado’s "Paid Medical and Family Leave Initiative and Other Sick Leave Requirements.”

  • During the election this month, Colorado voters approved Proposition 118, the Paid Medical and Family Leave Initiative. We will look at what we know so far about the changes this Initiative will bring to Colorado employers as well as topics we expect will be addressed in the future in order to implement the Initiative.
  • We will also examine the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, which contains its own sick-leave requirements, going into effect, in part, on January 1, 2021.
  • No discussion about sick leave in 2020 would be complete without an update on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), including an examination of what we might see in 2021.

Alicia Williams Severn graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2003 with B.A. degrees in history and film, television, and theatre. After obtaining her undergraduate degrees, Alicia moved to Dublin, Ireland where she earned an M.A. in film studies from the National University of Ireland, Dublin. Upon returning to the United States, Alicia worked as a project manager for a publishing house in Boston for two years, where she produced textbooks for grade schools, high schools, and colleges.

Having always considered pursuing a career in the law, Alicia graduated with a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, in 2010. During law school, Alicia served as a law clerk for the Ramsey County Attorney's Office, Civil Commitment Division. Alicia also was awarded the Minnesota State Bar Association's Excellence in Labor Law Student Award during law school. After graduation, Alicia moved to Colorado and clerked for Arapahoe County Court Judge Christine

Alicia first joined the firm of Bechtel & Santo in 2011, where she litigated cases on behalf of employers and advised companies in the areas of civil rights, unemployment, wage and hour, trade secret protection, and other employment and business-related matters. In 2013, Alicia joined Mountain States Employers Council, working with employer organizations in all areas of employment law, including representing employers in unemployment claims. Alicia also trained employers on a variety of employment law topics, focusing her training on wage and hour compliance. In 2015, Alicia rejoined the firm of Bechtel & Santo, where she again litigates and advises companies on a variety of employment- and business-law matters. Alicia joined the firm in 2018 as a partner, and the firm's name changed to Bechtel Santo & Severn at that time.

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