Colorado Hiring laws & HR compliance analysis

Colorado Hiring: What you need to know

The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act prohibits all public and private employers from discriminating in their hiring practices based on disability, race, creed, color, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation (including transgender status), religion, age (40 or older), national origin, or ancestry (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. Employers are prohibited from asking an employee or job applicant to disclose a username, password, or other means for accessing a personal account or service through an electronic communications device (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. 8-2-127). 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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Colorado law prohibits private employers from asking job applicants about certain arrest and conviction records.
The Colorado Employment Opportunity Act prohibits an employer with four or more employees from using consumer credit information for employment purposes if the information is unrelated to the job (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. 8-2-126).
Regulations issued by the state Civil Rights Commission prohibit employers from inquiring about the existence, nature, or severity of an applicant's disability until after the employer has extended an offer of employment. An ...

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