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May 2012 Archives

Colorado lawsuit highlights professional sports agents business

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes when players are signed or traded and what and how their agents get paid? A Colorado business litigation suit involving a few sports agencies and agents offers a glimpse into the complex world of the business of representing professional athletes in their employment contracts with various professional football teams, including the Denver Broncos.

Denver employers: New EEOC guidance on background checks - Part 2

This week's post is a continuation from last week on the EEOC's latest guidance document outlining when employers should request arrest records from employees and applicants, and how employers should use criminal background checks in their employment and hiring practices. Some surveys have shown that nine out of 10 employers are in the practice of subjecting all or some of their employment applicants to a criminal background check.

Denver employers: New EEOC guidance on background checks - Part 1

Denver area employers might be interested in the EEOC's latest guidance, which clarifies the EEOC's recommendations on when an employer should not request information about an applicant's criminal convictions on job applications and in hiring procedures. What all hiring managers need to know is that the EEOC requires an employer to have a legitimate business reason for asking a potential employee about their criminal conviction history.

How one startup got the attention, and business of a franchisee

Social media is here to stay, but how does a business use it to attract and engage customers to boost its bottom line? Many try campaigns on various social media websites such as Facebook, however one such campaign by the Aurora, Colorado, Chik-Fil-A franchise restaurant caught the ire of a startup entrepreneur and self-proclaimed social media expert who slammed the campaign online.

Tips on how Denver employers can avoid EEOC claims of retaliation

Once an employee files an internal or EEOC claim of discrimination he or she may worry about retaliation from his or her employer. And, once a claim of employment discrimination is filed, every action taken by a supervisor or human resources personnel will be closely reviewed so it is important for employers to be aware of this while still being able to enforce the rules of conduct they expect each of their employees to follow.