Colorado Chance to Compete Act (Ban the Box)

On and after September 1, 2019, the Colorado Chance to Compete Act (C.R.S. § 8-2-130) prohibits employers with 11 or more employees from:

  • Stating in an advertisement or on an application for a position of employment that a person with a criminal history may not apply for the position,
  • Inquiring into an applicant’s criminal history on an initial application for a position of employment, or
  • Requiring the disclosure of an applicant’s criminal history on an initial application for a position of employment.

These prohibitions apply to all employers as of September 1, 2021.

Chance to Compete Fact Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions 

Chance to Compete Act Complaints

If you believe that the employer has violated the Act, you may file a complaint by filling out the Colorado Chance to Compete Act Complaint Form. The Division only accepts complaints in writing using the Division’s form. You should attach any evidence you have of the alleged violation. If you do not have evidence, you should describe the alleged violation.

Any person who has witnessed, suffered from, or been injured by a perceived violation can file a complaint for an alleged violation of the Act. If you would like to file anonymously, you may do so by completing the complaint form without including your personal information (Section I) and not signing the form. Submit anonymous complaints by mail, fax, in person, or via an anonymous email address.

If you have filed a complaint and want an update, you may call the Division to inquire (non-anonymous claims only).

Chance to Compete Complaint Form 

Chance to Compete Act Rules

The Colorado Chance to Compete Act Rules implement the provisions of C.R.S. § 8-2-130.

Chance to Compete Act Rules 


References

Colorado Chance to Compete Act C.R.S § 8-2-130 
House Bill 19-1025


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