HR Management & Compliance

Colorado employers have new official employment verification form

Colorado employers now have an official form from the state Division of Labor that should be used to verify that all employees hired after October 1 are legally eligible for employment.

Colorado law already requires all public and private employers to verify and document the legal employment status of all employees hired after January 1, 2007. That requirement must be completed within 20 days of hire and is in addition to the federal requirement of verification using Form I-9.

Employers can obtain the form and instructions at

Employers aren’t required to submit the form or related documents to the Division of Labor. Instead, they are to retain it with the employee’s personnel records for the duration of the employee’s employment. The Division of Labor may periodically audit employers, at which time the employer must be able to produce copies of the form upon request.