Business owners often attempt to categorize workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Many employers improperly assume that simply labeling a worker as an independent contractor will suffice. That is an extremely risky assumption. Incorrect designations can result in significant financial consequences to the employer. Administrative agencies and courts will look at the totality ofGo to Article

As reported by the Denver Business Journal yesterday, a federal judge in New York ruled that a company violated state and federal wage laws by using unpaid interns.  Although governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations appear exempt from the ruling, for-profit businesses should use caution when using unpaid interns, even interns who are receiving college creditGo to Article

On April 19, 2013, Governor Hickenlooper signed the Employment Opportunity Act into law.  The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2013 and will restrict Colorado employers in their ability to obtain and use credit information for employment purposes.  Key points of the new law include : Generally prohibits employers from using consumer credit informationGo to Article

Effective January 1, 2013, minimum wage earners in Colorado received a raise.   The state minimum wage increased $0.14 per hour resulting in new minimum wages of $7.78 per hour for non-exempt employees and $4.76 per hour for tipped employees.  It is estimated that over 66,000 employees in Colorado benefited from the increase in wage level.Go to Article

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