Colorado Employer's Law Blog

Colorado Employer's Law Blog

An Employer's Guide Through the Twists and Turns of Employment Law and Litigation, Including Collective and Class Actions.

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Colorado Supreme Court Provides Clarity On Independent Contractors

Posted in Colorado Employment Security Act, Human Resources, Independent Contractor, Misclassification, Unemployment Insurance
On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, the Colorado Supreme Court issued two decisions that provide a glimmer of hope for businesses waging the war with state government agencies over the classification of workers as independent contractors. The cases are: Industrial Claim Appeals Office v. Softrock Geological Services, Inc. et al. (involving the classification of 1 geologist) Western… Continue Reading

Colorado Department of Labor Identifies Unemployment Fraudsters

Posted in Human Resources, Unemployment Insurance
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is listing the names of individuals prosecuted for unemployment insurance fraud on its website in an attempt to help minimize unemployment fraud and abuse.  According to the CDOL website, there were 18 prosecutions in the 1st quarter of 2012, resulting in judgments to recover $223,667.80 in fraudulently paid benefits. … Continue Reading