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Megan G. Holstein


P 303-876-2228
F 303-892-5575


Megan Holstein is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on disability, leave of absence, workplace accommodations and health management issues.

Ms. Holstein advises and represents employers regarding disability, paid sick and family leave, and accommodation administration, compliance audits, policies, training, and health management issues. She has extensive experience focusing on the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and their state law equivalents as well as disability and family leave benefits, including ERISA as it pertains to short- and long-term disability plans and statutory disability and paid family leave.

Ms. Holstein’s background also includes employment law counseling matters such HR audit assistance, defense of EEOC and workplace discrimination claims, manager and employment law training and workplace investigation. She was employed as in-house counsel for two publicly traded companies and managed her own consulting and law firm, where she provided legal counsel regarding all employment matters and conducted compliance audits, training, and workplace investigations. Prior to her in-house counsel position and consulting firm, Ms. Holstein was in private practice where she represented clients in state and federal courts and agency proceedings in all areas of employment law.

Ms. Holstein is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado School of Law where she teaches Employee Benefits Law.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Disability Management Employer Coalition

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Peak to Peak Charter School, Board Member (2009-2013)
  • Peak to Peak Charter School, Board President (2010-2011)
  • Resource Central, Board Member (2016-Present)
  • Town of Erie, Planning Commissioner (2006-2010)


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January 22, 2018
Law 360

Fraser McAlpine and Theresa Mak Discuss Theresa Joining Jackson Lewis in San Francisco

January 22, 2018

Fraser McAlpine and Theresa Mak discuss Theresa joining the firm in San Francisco from Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP in "Jackson Lewis Fortifies SF Presence With Morgan Lewis Hire," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 19, 2018
Law 360

Francis Alvarez and Megan Holstein Discuss Megan's Move to Jackson Lewis in Denver

January 19, 2018

Francis Alvarez and Megan Holstein discuss Megan's recent move to Jackson Lewis from absence-management solutions provider ReedGroup, bolstering its Disability, Leave and Health Management Practice Group in "Jackson Lewis Adds Leave, Workplace Accommodation Pro," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view... Read More

January 17, 2018
Law Week Colorado

Megan Holstein is Spotlighted for Joining Jackson Lewis in Denver

January 17, 2018

Megan Holstein is spotlighted as the firm's newest addition to its Denver office in "Jackson Lewis Adds One," published by Law Week Colorado.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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February 23, 2018

How to Calculate New Federal Paid Family Leave Tax Credit

February 23, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 provides a tax credit to employers that voluntarily offer paid family and medical leave to employees. Under new Section 45S of the Internal Revenue Code, employers that voluntarily offer qualifying employees up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave annually pursuant to a written policy may... Read More

January 31, 2018

Changes to ERISA’s Disability Claims Regulations Coming April 1

January 31, 2018

New handling regulations for ERISA disability claims will go into effect on April 1, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) has announced. The agency confirmed that the regulations are final, without changes. The regulations were effective January 2017, but were delayed until April 1, 2018. The DOL has confirmed they will not be delayed... Read More

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A Paid Family Leave Tax Credit Calculator: Paid Leave Can Contribute to an Employer’s Bottom Line
February 22, 2018

Rarely do human resources professionals and employment lawyers contribute to an employer’s bottom line. But the new federal tax credit for employer-provided paid family and medical leave offers a unique opportunity to do just that and help reduce your company’s tax liability. Read More

Austin, Texas Passes Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law
February 16, 2018

Austin, Texas Passes Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law                                                                 Early this morning the Austin City Council passed a long-discussed ordinance requiring employers to provide employees with paid sick and safe leave (“PSL”). Austin is the first city in the South ever to enact such a law. Read More

New York Paid Family Leave – One Month Check Up
February 8, 2018

The New York Paid Family Leave (NY PFL) law has been in effect for over a month, yet reports indicate that many New York employers are not prepared for the operation requirements of the law. The basics of the law shouldn’t be news to employers with employees in New York. Read More