Stories written by Alicia Williams

Alicia Williams is an associate attorney with Bechtel & Santo, a Grand Junction law firm that emphasizes employment law services for businesses. Bechtel & Santo will cover this issue and other employment law matters, including those related to Facebook accounts, at the Western Colorado Human Resource Association spring conference and employment law update. The event is scheduled for April 20 at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. Reach Williams at 683-5888. For more information about the WCHRA, log on to

Garnishing information: Employers must follow procedures

Despite what news sources and government numbers might indicate, daily life says economic times remain tough. And with tough times come an increasing number of wage garnishments. Over the last year or so there have been dramatic increases in the numbers of garnishments that employers receive as well as circumstances leading employers to seek their […]

Paying for home work: Does answering cell phones and e-mail constitute work time?

The number of businesses displaying signs asking their customers to end cell phone calls at service counters indicates how intertwined modern personal, social and professional lives have become. Inevitably, employers begin to wonder how they know which time amid this cacophony of activity is compensable “work time” under the Fair Labor Standards Act for non-exempt […]


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