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Colorado Enacts ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation Effective September 2019

Posted by Ryan P. Lessmann

Jun 27, 2019 8:40:00 AM

This article was written by Ryan P. Lessmann and first appeared on the National Law Review website.

In an effort to prevent persons with criminal records from being automatically ruled out for job vacancies, Colorado Governor Jared Polis has signed “ban the box” legislation. The new law will go into effect in September 2019 for employers with at least 11 employees, and employers with fewer than 11 employees have until September 2021 to comply.

This makes Colorado the 13th state to enact “ban the box” legislation for private employers.

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Topics: Colorado, Background screening, Hiring, Ban the Box, Employer use of criminal records

Colorado Prohibits Using Credit Checks for Employment Screening

Posted by datafactssolutions

May 8, 2013 8:24:30 AM

Colorado is joining 8 other states that prohibit employers from using credit information for employment purposes. This law-named the Employment Opportunity Act, Colo. Rev St 8-2-126- will go into effect July 1, 2013.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Colorado, Pre-employment screening, NAPBS accreditation, Background screening, 2013 hiring, worpress blog, NAPBS, background screen, Good hiring practices

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