Pre-Employ Blog

Colorado Legislation Governs How Employers Use Credit Checks in Employment Decisions

Posted by admin on May 06, 2013

Employer use of credit checks and other screenings in employment decisions is once again the subject of recent legislation. Colorado became the latest in a string of states to limit how organizations can use such checks after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a measure that restricts employer ability to reference such checks.


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Topics: Colorado, HR Compliance

Employers Legally Allowed to Fire Workers that Use Recreational Marijuana

Posted by admin on April 30, 2013

The recent spate of pro-marijuana legislation passed in a number of states has heaped confusion onto employers with drug testing policies. However, while using marijuana recreationally may be legal in Colorado and Washington, a recent court decision in the former state paves the way for organizations to terminate employment if drug-using workers butt up against company policy.wrokers_fired_for_marijuana_use_224_368482_0_14015538_500-300x201

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Topics: Colorado, HR Compliance

Colorado Bill Would Expand Unemployment Insurance

Posted by admin on April 23, 2013

Recently, many states, like Wisconsin, have tackled unemployment insurance reform with the intention of limiting jobless benefits payouts. However, Colorado recently bucked the trend of downsizing UI programs after recent legislation that suggests expanding the availability of jobless compensation was passed by a committee and is now up for House consideration.

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Topics: Colorado, HR Compliance, Tax Updates