The Questionable Origins of Earth Day

Author Rick Turnquist discusses his latest aticle, Earth Day, which details how the holiday has been a tool for the left since its inception. Karen Levine and Lorne Levy talk about raising mortgage rates and housing supply issues in Colorado and the Front Range. Bill of the Day is HB22-1317, Restrictive Employment Agreements

Polygon Financial Group

Thank you to Polygon Financial mortgage specialist Lorne Levy for his partnership/sponsorship. With interest rates still at historic lows, Lorne can help you tailor your mortgage, re-finance or reverse mortgage to fit your individual needs.

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The Questionable Origins of Earth Day

Author Rick Turnquist has a conversation with Kim on his latest essay, Earth Day. Earth Day and Lenin’s birthday are both on April 22nd. Founded in 1970, Earth Day’s early stalwarts came mainly from a progressive Leftist background, the result of which has seen the ostensibly innocuous and noble purpose of the day perverted into a political tool and propaganda device for progressives. Other notable early Earth Day celebrities include the notorious Ira Einhorn, who helped found the event. In 1977 Einhorn brutally murdered and composted Holley Maddux, his former girlfriend.

Listen to Turnquist’s and Kim’s discussion on Earth Day in the show’s first hour. Go here to read Turnquist’s essay.

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Bill of the Day HB22-1317, Restrictive Employment Agreements

Bill summary:

The bill declares that a restrictive employment agreement or covenant not to compete that restricts the right of any person to receive compensation for performance of labor for any employer is void, with certain exceptions. One exception is for a covenant not to compete governing a person who, at the time the covenant not to compete is entered into and at the time it is enforced, earns an amount of annualized cash compensation equivalent to or greater than the threshold amount for highly compensated workers, if the covenant not to compete is for the protection of trade secrets and is no broader than is reasonably necessary to protect the employer’s legitimate interest in protecting trade secrets.

Additionally, if the employer provides proper notice of the restrictive employment agreement or covenant not to compete to the employee or prospective employee worker or prospective worker , the following agreements or covenants are not prohibited:

  • A provision providing for recovery of the expense certain expenses of educating and training an employee who has served an employer for a period of less than 2 years, unless the education and training was primarily for the benefit or convenience of the employer a worker ;
  • A reasonable confidentiality provision relevant to the employer’s business that does not prohibit disclosure of information that arises from the employee’s worker’s general training, knowledge, skill, or experience, whether gained on the job or otherwise, or information that is readily ascertainable to the public, or information that a worker otherwise has a right to disclose as legally protected conduct ; and
  • Agreements or covenants with a person earning annual cash compensation greater than the threshold amount for highly compensated employees.

The bill limits choice of law and choice of venue provisions in restrictive employment agreements and covenants not to compete.

The bill prohibits an employer from entering into, presenting to an employee or prospective employee a worker or prospective worker as a term of employment, or attempting to enforce any restrictive employment agreement or covenant not to compete that is void under the bill. An employer who violates this provision is subject to a penalty of $5,000 for each employee or prospective employee worker or prospective worker, injunctive relief, and actual damages.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Karen Levine and Lorne Levy on the State of Housing in Colorado

Show sponsors Karen Levin, REALTOR, and mortgage lending specialist Lorne Levy of Polygon Financial Group join Kim for an update on housing issues in Colorado and the Front Range. Supply is at a record low as mortgage rates have risen dramatically in response to inflation and the Fed’s raising of rates. Levine and Levy explain what’s going on and offer tips for those looking to sell, buy, and refinance in the current hot housing market climate.

Karen Levine, Realtor

Thank you to RE/MAX Alliance realtor Karen Levine. Whether you are buying or selling your home, existing or new build, Karen Levine is the person to have on your side of the table.

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