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F. Christopher Chrisbens

Of Counsel

P 303-225-2381
F 303-892-5575


F. Christopher Chrisbens is Of Counsel in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Over his years as a litigation attorney, manager, trainer and workplace investigator, Mr. Chrisbens has developed a diverse array of employment law skills serving employers in a variety of legal and corporate settings.

Mr. Chrisbens began his career as a litigator and appellate practitioner in Los Angeles, California, and later returned to Boulder, Colorado where he was partner in a Boulder firm practicing in the areas of commercial, intellectual property and employment litigation.

Mr. Chrisbens joined Jackson Lewis after many subsequent years as the manager of affirmative action planning and OFCCP compliance in both the law firm and employer association settings. He now counsels, represents, and provides training to federal contractors in all facets of affirmative action planning and OFCCP compliance, including all phases of OFCCP compliance audits. Mr. Chrisbens has successfully and efficiently guided many federal contractors through OFCCP audits, including on-site investigations, compensation scrutiny and applicant tracking analyses. Mr. Chrisbens also provides customized on-site affirmative action and investigations training, and frequently accepts speaking engagements on both topics.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

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May 26, 2017
Bloomberg BNA

Michelle Phillips and Chris Chrisbens Discuss Employers Requesting Self-Identification of LGBT Applicants to Boost Diversity

May 26, 2017

Michelle Phillips and Chris Chrisbens discuss employers inviting applicants or employees to provide information about their sexual orientation or gender identity in hopes of increasing workplace diversity in "Goldman Sachs Asks Job Seekers to Come Out: What Are the Risks?" published by Bloomberg BNA. Subscription may be... Read More

January 30, 2017
Bloomberg BNA

Michelle Phillips and Christopher Chrisbens Comment on Obama's LGBT Anti-Discrimination Order

January 30, 2017

Michelle Phillips and Christopher Chrisbens comment on the fate of an executive order barring government contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees and applicants in "Obama's LGBT Order More Likely to Be Amended Than Rescinded," published by Bloomberg BNA. Subscription... Read More

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March 12, 2019

Rethinking Pay Equity: Overcoming the Impact of Prior Salary Information

March 12, 2019

This is the first article in our four-part series titled “Rethinking Pay Equity,” a special series of legal alerts aimed at providing practical guidance to help employers address the many new rules, regulations, and best practices around equal pay in preparation for Equal Pay Day 2019. The series will culminate with a unique,... Read More

November 30, 2018

Oregon Publishes Final Rule Implementing its Expansive Equal Pay Act, Effective January 1, 2019

November 30, 2018

A majority of the provisions of Oregon’s Equal Pay Act will go into effect on January 1, 2019. The Act’s ban on salary history inquiries went into effect in October 2017. Beginning 2019, the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) will enforce the Act, including the inquiry ban, and employees and applicants may file claims with BOLI.... Read More

March 28, 2017

Trump Signs Legislation and Issues Order Ending Obama-Era Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

March 28, 2017

The nearly three-year journey of Executive Order 13673: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, which President Barack Obama signed in July 2014, is officially over. Federal contractors will not be required to report alleged labor violations to federal agencies as part of the bid process or implement measures to foster pay transparency. They also... Read More

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“Predictive Hiring Tools” – Buyer Beware
January 31, 2019

As employers seek to make increasingly efficient and “better” hiring decisions, avoid biases, and increase workforce diversity, they are turning to, or considering, a growing range of technological tools. Read More

OFCCP Releases “Town Hall Action Plan” to Address Contractor Concerns
May 1, 2018

by Laura A. Mitchell and Chris Chrisbens In the words of OFCCP, the contractors spoke and OFCCP listened.  OFCCP is also listening to the Government Accounting Office and its detailed review of the Agency. Read More

Pay Transparency: The Secret to Success?
February 28, 2017

The case for pay transparency was best epitomized by Lilly Ledbetter, namesake for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. She was unaware her male peers were paid more than her until she received an anonymous note telling her she was earning significantly less money than men in the same position. Read More