As of August 10, 2016, Colorado has repealed the state’s Employment Verification Law, C.R.S. 8-2-122, which applied to all public and private employers who transact business in Colorado.
E-Verify for Private Employers in Colorado
In 2016, Governor John Hickenlooper signed Colorado House Bill 16-1114, which eliminated the requirement that employers complete the Colorado Affirmation Form or retain certain copies of identity and employment verification documents.
Employers may still participate in E-Verify voluntarily. Federal contractors and employers of individuals working under certain special categories ( STEM-OPT, H1-B, etc.) are still required to participate under federal law.
Colorado Public Contracts for Services
Colorado House Bill 16-1114 also repealed the requirement that employers participate in E-Verify as a condition of holding a public contract with a Colorado government agency.