State and Local Government Employees and PERA
The attorneys at the Patricia S. Bellac Law Firm have deep and extensive experience in representing Colorado employees from state and local governments, including in termination cases before the State Personnel Board. Supporting these employees has been a big part of Ms. Bellac’s practice and Senior Associate Jeannette Kornreich has brought 25 years of experience working in the law governing Colorado State Employees.
Public sector employment relationships are subject to the overlay of various constitutional and statutory laws, and government rules and regulations. In addition to the protections available generally in the private sector such as anti-discrimination, public sector employment provides multiple additional legal protections to employees, including:
- Cause for Disciplinary or other Adverse Action
- Available Grievance Process
- Due Process
- Collective Bargaining
- Free Speech
- Freedom of Association and Religion
- Search and Seizure
- Drug Testing
- Open Records Requests
- Personnel Policies and Procedures
- PERA Retirement and Disability
- State Personnel Board Appeals
- Colorado Judicial System Personnel Review Board Appeals
- Local Government Personnel Appeals
- Governmental Immunity
PERA Retirement and Disability
Some Colorado State and Local Government employees have benefits under the Public Employees’ Retirement Association. But many people are surprised at how difficult it can be to obtain benefits. In most cases you have paid in and have also opted out of the Social Security system. With PERA your application may be reviewed by an outside firm named Unum, rather than a State agency. The initial application and subsequent appeal if necessary are extremely important. Let us help you assure that they are the best that they can be. We can explain how we can support you in this process.
Patricia S. Bellac Law Firm offers a refreshing, pragmatic approach to serving your legal needs. Our team does work in both the private and public sectors and is uniquely qualified to handle these types of legal matters. Now may be the time to speak to an attorney at Patricia S. Bellac Law Firm in Boulder, Colorado about your rights.
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