Labor Department to Hold Employer Seminar on Unemployment Basics

(DENVER)  -- On April 16, staff from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment will offer a free two-hour seminar hosted by the Leadville Workforce Center to help employers better understand how the Colorado Unemployment Insurance program operates and their responsibilities in complying with unemployment insurance laws.
“For employers, navigating through the system may sometimes be confusing,” says Ellen Golombek, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.  “Business owners want to know how unemployment claims will affect their business and when and how to contest a claim.  To help employers sort out the answers, we are partnering with our local workforce centers to offer these educational seminars throughout the state.”
When:    Thursday, April 16, from 10 AM to12 Noon
Where:   Colorado Mountain College, Climax Leadership Building
               901 U.S. Highway 24 in Leadville

Other topics to be covered include:

  • How to ensure your wage reporting and premium payments are correct;
  • How premiums and benefits are calculated;
  • The online tools that can manage your unemployment premium account

It is crucial that employers understand the key distinctions between an “independent contractor” and an “employee” and this seminar will help you determine how to classify the workers you hire and avoid problems.

The seminar will be conducted by representatives from the Department of Labor and Employment’s Division of Unemployment Insurance.  With years of experience in assisting small businesses meet the challenge of being in compliance with unemployment insurance laws, the presenters have an ability to make even the most complex statutes understandable.

Their presentation will also provide ample opportunity for participants to get their questions answered in a clear and direct style.

Space is limited.  Individuals interested in attending, should RSVP to 719-486-2428 or email