"Colorado Department of Labor"

iStock_000017567956_ExtraSmall.jpgPercolating 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 the House. Employers take note – if passed, the Employment Opportunity Act WILL affect the use of credit checks in employment decisions in Colorado, from hiring decisions to running background checks on existing employees.


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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