CO Affirmation Obsolete after August 10

June 20, 2016

Effective August 10th of 2016, employers will no longer have to file the Colorado Employment Verification. Read on to learn why!

CO Affirmation

“A form that I always thought was just another way to penalize a business (because the I-9 accomplishes the same goal), will no longer be needed. Wahhoooooo!”

-Kevin Welch, President & CEO


The Colorado Employment Verification law has been repealed by action in the Colorado General Assembly this session. House Bill 16-1114 has been signed by Governor Hickenlooper and becomes effective August 10, 2016.

On this day, Colorado employers will no longer be required to complete the Colorado Affirmation form.

Employers should:

  • Continue to complete For I-9 within the first 3 days of employment, TLC’s (FREE) Paperless Onboarding has this form included as a standard form.
  • Employers must continue to complete the Colorado Affirmation Form for all new hires between now and August 10.
  • Keep the Colorado Affirmation Form on your current employees for as long as they are employed with your company. You can then shred the Colorado Affirmation Form and the supporting identification documents once the current employee no longer works for you. We recommend to place these documents in a safe, secure place such as TLC’s (FREE) My Company Safe Docs.


TLC is pleased to see this change. This form was essentially duplicating what the I-9 was already accomplishing and we saw it as just another way to fine a business.


Always feel free to contact any one of the team members at TLC with any questions!


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