Colorado Aliens and Immigration laws & HR compliance analysis

Colorado Aliens and Immigration: What you need to know

Colorado state law also prohibits job discrimination based on national origin. The Colorado Antidiscrimination Act applies to all private employers within the state, to state and local government agencies, and to labor organizations and employment agencies (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. 24-34-402).
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Citizenship requirements that are made a condition of employment discriminate based on national origin in violation of the state law. Inquiries about a person's citizenship or country of birth are unlawful and imply discrimination based on national origin.
The Colorado Civil Rights Commission enforces the Act. The Commission may adopt, publish, amend, and rescind rules; receive and investigate charges; and hold hearings. Remedies include ordering an employer to stop the discriminatory practice, hiring, reinstatement or promotion, with or without payment of back pay (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. 24-34-405).
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The federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires employers to verify the legal status and right to work of all new hires. To satisfy verification requirements, employers should ask all new hires for documents establishing both identity and work authorization.
State requirements for all employers—repealed. For employees hired between January 1, 2007, and August 10, 2016, public and private employers in Colorado were required to make an affirmation within 20 days of hire that they had examined the work status of the new employee and retained copies of the documents required by IRCA when completing Form I-9.
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