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: “Senate Bill 18”

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

Colorado’s Employment Opportunity Act Resurfaces And Picks Up Steam

Posted in Background Checks, Human Resources, Restrictive Covenants
Percolating since last year, Colorado’s Employment Opportunity Act has resurfaced in early 2013 and may be on the road to passage.  Known as SB13-018, or Senate Bill 18, the Employment Opportunity Act recently passed its third reading in the Senate on February 12, 2013 (final vote, 20 in favor: 15 opposed) and now is before… Continue Reading