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In the state of Colorado what are the rules about employer

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In the state of Colorado what are the rules about employer doing background checks? Did all employees have to sign a form giving consent or is it suppose to be included in application , also what are the fines there if they violate this
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
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Expert:  Maverick replied 12 months ago.

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Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 12 months ago.
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Under Colorado law, the Employment Opportunity Act, an employer with 4 or more employees is prevented from using credit background checks for employment except in limited circumstances (financial employees or upper management employees). Violations of this act carry a civil penalty from the Department of Labor of up to $2500 per violation and any suspected violations must be reported to the DOL.
An employer is supposed to get written consent from each employee that they are seeking a background check on and it may be as part of the application packet or separate forms, but it must specifically advise employees that a background check will be conducted and that they consent to the background check.
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