Employment Verification Law

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Effective August 10, 2016, the Colorado Employment Verification Law (§ 8-2-122, C.R.S.) was amended pursuant to House Bill 16-1114.

Upon request of the director, an employer shall submit documentation to the director that  demonstrates that the employer is in compliance with the employment verification requirements specified in 8 U.S.C. sec. 1324a(b). The director or the director’s designee may conduct random audits of employers in Colorado to obtain the documentation. When the director has reason to believe that an employer has not complied with the employment verification and examination requirements, the director shall request the employer to submit the documentation.

Colorado employers are no longer required to complete an affirmation of legal work status. Employers are required to comply with 8 U.S.C. sec. 1324a, commonly known as Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form).


Employment Verification Law 8-2-122, C.R.S.
House Bill 16-1114


US Citizenship and Immigration Services
Form I-9
How to Complete the Form I-9
Form I-9 Handbook for Employers

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