Sarah Benjes

 

 

 

 

Sarah Benjes is an experienced employment lawyer, with over 10 years of experience representing employers. Sarah focuses her practice on employment litigation, counseling, and compliance. She represents clients in employment disputes involving alleged violations of federal and state employment statutes and common law claims. She has experience representing employers in federal and state courts and at federal and state administrative agencies.

In addition to litigation, Sarah advises national employers regarding a wide range of workplace issues, including employee hiring, discipline and discharge; accommodating qualified employees with disabilities; complying with wage and hour and leave laws; and affirmative action plans and compliance. She assists clients in drafting employment contracts, consulting agreements, employee leasing agreements, non-compete agreements, employee policies, employee handbooks, and separation agreements.

Sarah also advises clients on employment matters in connection with complex transactions, including compliance with employment policies and practices, and drafting of employment and contractor agreements related to such transactions.

On behalf of employers, Sarah conducts internal investigations, employment policy and practice internal audits, and compensation analyses. Sarah has also trained clients and their employees on harassment and discrimination prevention, reducing the risk of employment claims, best practices for hiring, managing, and terminating employees, and compliance with employee leave and disability laws.

Prior to law school, Sarah worked in human resources management in the ski industry for six years at Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation and Vail Resorts.

Education

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D., Order of St. Ives, 2007
Editor in Chief, Denver Law Review

Harvard University
B.A., cum laude, 1997

Bar and Court Admissions

Colorado
U.S. District Court, Colorado
U.S. District Court, Minnesota
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Community Involvement

Bravo! Vail Board of Directors
Rocky Mountain Harvard University Club – Schools Committee
Denver Law Review Advisory Board