Laurie J. Rust is a partner in the Employment Law and Commercial Litigation groups at Gordon & Rees. She partners with clients to understand the business, financial, and practical motivations and implications of each matter.
Ms. Rust represents employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in matters involving alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the California Labor Code, the Colorado Wage Act, and the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA). She routinely defends companies against employment-related charges and claims before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Colorado Civil Rights Division, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
Ms. Rust provides employment advice and counsel on a wide range of issues, such as hiring, discipline, termination, accommodating disability, wage and hour compliance and audits, federal and state immigration compliance, recreational and medical marijuana, leaves of absence, social media, and trade secrets. In addition, Ms. Rust works with employers to draft employment agreements, employee manuals, severance agreements, and other employment policies and procedures. She regularly provides training on harassment and all aspects of employment law.
U.S. District Court, Colorado
U.S. District Courts, California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Co-Founding Member, Gordon & Rees Community Service Committee
Member, University of Colorado Law School Alumni Development Advisory Committee