Colorado Hiring laws & compensation compliance analysis

Colorado Hiring: What you need to know

The Colorado Antidiscrimination Act prohibits all public and private employers from discriminating in their hiring practices on the basis of race, creed, color, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation (including transgender status), religion, national origin, ancestry, age, or disability (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. 24-34-401et seq.).
The Act also prohibits employers with 25 or more employees from refusing to hire a person who is married to, or plans to marry, an employee of the employer. There are exceptions if one spouse would supervise the other spouse, audit or receive money handled by the other spouse, or have access to the employer's confidential information, including payroll and personnel records.
Social Media. An employer shall not require an employee or applicant for employment to disclose a user name, password, or other means for accessing a personal account or service through an electronic communications device. This does not include access to nonpersonal accounts or services that provide access to the employer's internal computer or information systems.
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State law requires an employer to affirm in writing, within 20 calendar days after hiring an employee, the following employment verification information:
• That it has examined the legal work status of each newly hired employee;
• That it has retained copies of the employee's employment eligibility and identification documents (as required for an I-9);
• That it has not altered or falsified the employee's identification documents; and
• That it has not knowingly hired an unauthorized alien.
The employer must keep a written or electronic copy of the affirmation and the supporting documents during the ...

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