Colorado expands notice requirements for employees on termination // Cooley // Global Law Firm

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When a Colorado employee’s employment is terminated for any reason, employers are required to provide certain information to the employee regarding unemployment insurance benefits. Colorado has expanded employer notification requirements under Senate Bill 22-234which was passed on May 25, 2022. Employers must now include the following information in a Notice of Unemployment Insurance benefits upon termination form:

  • The name and address of the employer.
  • The name and address of the employee.
  • The employee identification number or the last four digits of the employee’s social security number.
  • The employee’s start date and the employee’s last day of work date.
  • The employee’s cumulative earnings and wages for the last week worked.
  • The reason the employee separated from the employer.

This information should be included in addition to information that employers were already required to provide to Colorado employees in the Unemployment Insurance Notice, including a statement that Unemployment Insurance benefits are available to unemployed workers who meet the criteria enacted by the Status, contact information for unemployed workers to file a claim, information needed to file a claim, and contact information for inquiring about the status of a claim after it is filed.

Next steps

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is expected to provide a revised notification form soon. We are also providing additional guidance on the level of detail required when listing an employee’s reasons for termination. In the meantime, Colorado employers should review their separation procedures and update their required notices to include the additional requirements listed above.

If you have any questions about notification requirements, please contact a member of the Cooley Employment Group.


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