Denver Employment Lawyer

Igor Raykin

Denver Employment Attorney

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Denver Employment Local Legal Authority.

Igor Raykin

Denver Employment Attorney

Denver Employment Lawyer

Igor Raykin

Igor has devoted his life helping kids and young people. Prior to become an attorney, Igor was a teacher in a juvenile prison for six years. He went on to help start a school in Denver for homeless kids, and he then became a dean of students at West High School in Denver. After 10 years in public education, Igor became an attorney in 2011 and has been helping students ever since. He specializes in education law, special education law, higher education law and Title IX gender discrimination work.

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About Denver Employment Law

When you decide to start a business, you focus on funding, products, operations, and other immediate start-up concerns. Unless you have prior entrepreneurial experience, you might be surprised to learn about the complex network of employment laws that also require your time and attention. Your failure to comply with employee-related legal standards can lead to enforcement actions, penalties, fines, and unwanted attention from governmental agencies.

Denver Employment law attorneys have the expertise to help your business avoid employee-related legal complications. They assist you in establishing and maintaining compliance with state, local and federal laws that regulate workplace policies and environments. When a compliance issue arises, Denver employment lawyers provide the legal representation you need. They work to minimize the potential for adverse consequences that could affect your business.

The Internal Revenue Service 

The IRS controls business tax issues and many are employee-related. The agency requires businesses to document employee withholding and dependent data. They also have access to the workforce data that substantiates your claimed business expenses. The information you provide or fail to provide can present problems for several employee-related issues.

  • Employee Withholding: Employers are responsible for maintaining employee wage and salary records and paying the appropriate federal income tax withholding for each employee.
  • Employee Classification: Misclassification is a common IRS compliance issue. It occurs when businesses treat workers as though they were employees but classify and pay them as though they were independent contractors. Whether or not it’s intentional, it reduces an employer’s tax and social security withholding responsibilities. If the IRS detects a misclassification issue, they request payment of all unpaid withholding amounts and may assess a penalty.
  • Affordable Care Act: As the ACA is still in effect, businesses must file employee health insurance compliance documentation with their federal taxes each year.

The US Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act

The DOL administers and enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act. The FLSA is a compilation of federal standards that define employment terms and govern employer/employee relationships. Compliance failures sometimes lead to back payments and penalties.

During the 2019 fiscal year, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recovered $322 million from companies that failed to comply with wage and overtime guidelines. Over the past five years, the agency recovered more than $1.4 billion in wages for underpaid workers across the country. The DOL enforces violations related to a number of FLSA employment issues.

  • Child Labor
  • Tipped Employees
  • Minimum Wages and Youth Minimum Wages
  • Nursing Mothers
  • Industrial Home Workers
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Agricultural vs Non-Farm Employees
  • Federal Record-Keeping Standards

The National Labor Relations Board

The NLRB investigates allegations that an employer retaliated against an employee for asserting their workplace rights. They pursue cases involving several rights violation categories.

  • Employee Rights: Guarantees employees’ right to organize or choose not to organize
  • Employer/Union Rights Obligations: Forbids employers from interfering with union activities
  • Social Media: Protects employees’ right to address work concerns in workplace conversations and on social media
  • National Labor Relations Act Right to Strike: Protects employees’ striking rights, their right to collective bargaining, and their right to “mutual aid and protection”

Occupational Health and Safety

OSHA investigates workplace safety violations based on guidelines established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The agency conducts accident site investigations to determine compliance with OSHA safety standards. They assess penalties when a serious injury or death occurs because of an employer’s failure to comply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The EEOC enforces federal laws that ban discriminatory practices against job applicants and employees. Designated classes include race, color, religion, sex or gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and disability. The agency also investigates cases where employees allege retaliation for filing an EEOC complaint.

Contact an Denver Employment Law Attorney

Federal employment laws and guidelines cover a wide spectrum of issues. For many business owners, they are often complex and difficult to interpret. Employment law attorneys in Denver provide valuable assistance by identifying relevant employment issues and providing guidance, advice, and assistance with compliance problems.


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What clients in Denver are saying about
Igor Raykin

Tim and Igor have helped me on a few occasions with my auto cases and other family members with theirs. We are lucky to have their team representing our family and friends. While we always hope not to need them, it’s very reassuring to know they are around and always professional, very friendly and helpful and make us feel reassured.
Janette Kononov
Janette Kononov
02:37 21 Dec 19
Speaking from personal experience, Igor stepped in to help my mother deal with a case of discrimination at her work in one of Colorado's largest school districts. Needless to say, after a couple of effective meetings in which Igor laid out clearly how the principal was in the wrong and how the case would go, all harrassment ended and my mother was able to work until retirement. Thanks to Igor's skilled and efficient handling of this case, our family was saved from much undue hardship. Not to mention, some bad habits came to a quick end at a place that is supposed to be molding a positive next generation. Thank you Igor!
Nathan Bryant
Nathan Bryant
01:43 21 Dec 19
Igor is truly a great attorney.He explained to me how to approach my problem in proper legal setting and provided me with legal document that I can use for many years to come in order to avoid my particular issue ever happen to me.He is also very personable and I enjoyed knowing and working with him.
Anna Burger
Anna Burger
03:17 25 Nov 19
When you have to contact an attorney, you are in need of some one who is intelligent, compassionate and driven to work their hardest on your behalf. Igor Raykin and Mackenzie Bogart fit the job description. They know the law well, are professional, and are relentless on your behalf. Give them a call, it is worth it!
B Godsell
B Godsell
02:56 22 Nov 19
Igor Raykin is a great attorney! I employed Igor and his team to help me setup my small business. We had an initial consultation, which was very informative, wherein Igor sat with me and discussed all possible options for me to setup a business. After the consultation, I was more than happy with my decision to go with Igor. He kept me updated with all the creation of all the documents I needed and their filing. Igor's law office is at a convenient location that is easy to access from Parker Rd. that has plenty of parking. Igor and his team did everything I requested and at a reasonable cost. I highly recommend Igor and his team for legal assistance. BK
BK from the Rockies
BK from the Rockies
22:32 07 Nov 19
Igor and his team are some of the most compassionate, supportive team of attorneys I have had the pleasure working with. From the front desk to the actual lawyers, I felt respected, understood. I felt like a person, and not like another case. He was reasonable to my financial obligations and still treated my case like it was his top priority!
Samantha Gonzales
Samantha Gonzales
19:32 24 Oct 19
Igor Raykin is the epitome of a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney. My child has struggled in the public school system for 5 years. I reached out to everyone I could find for help for years with no avail. After an hour long consultation and a few emails we are finally making progress. Igor is professional and courteous. I could not have found a better attorney for our needs.
Jen Todd
Jen Todd
19:24 24 Oct 19

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