All private and public employers in Colorado must complete an employment authorization affidavit for employees hired on or after January 1, 2007.  The affirmation, which must be completed within 20 days of hire, is separate from the federal I-9 rules.  The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s (CDLE) new mandatory form must be used starting

The Colorado Division of Labor is conducting more than a thousand audits on employers each year to enforce Colorado’s Employment Verification Law. The Division has conducted approximately 200 complaint-based audits, 5,400 random audits, and 650 re-audits (more than 6,000 audits total) of employers with employees in Colorado since the Law went into effect on January