Colorado Passes Law Requiring Employers to Verify Work Authorization
The Colorado General Assembly recently passed a law requiring Colorado employers, effective January 1, 2007, to verify the employment authorization status of new employees within 20 days. Employers who fail to maintain the required documentation will be subject to fines. An “Affirmation of Legal Work Status” is required to be attached with supporting documents to the federally mandated I-9 work authorization verification form.
The full text of the legislation is posted here.