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.

Tag Archives: “Department of Labor”

Colorado is the Ninth State To Restrict Use of Credit History in Employment Decisions

Posted in Background Checks, Human Resources
On April 19, 2013, Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law SB 13-018, otherwise known as “the Employment Opportunity Act.” The Employment Opportunity Act prohibits employers from obtaining and using consumer credit information for employment purposes unless the credit information is “substantially related” to the position.  Currently, there are only 8 other states where employment protections… Continue Reading

Happy 72nd Birthday, FLSA – Time For An Overhaul

Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act
In 1938, during the Great Depression, Congress enacted the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to: “aid the unprotected, unorganized, and lowest paid of the nation’s working population; that is those employees who lacked sufficient bargaining power to secure for themselves a minimum subsistence wage.” At that time, we had an industrial workforce and most jobs had a… Continue Reading