Colorado Job Application Fairness Act
May 26th, 2023 | Chris Christian, Director of Compliance
On May 10, 2023 Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed SB 23-058. Starting July 1, 2024, the new law prohibits employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s age, date of birth, and dates of attendance at or date of graduation from an educational institution on an initial employment application.
An employer may request an individual to verify compliance with age requirements imposed pursuant to or required by:
- A bona fide occupational qualification pertaining to public or occupational safety;
- A federal law or regulation; or
- A state or local law or regulation based on a bona fide occupational qualification.
The department of labor and employment is charged with enforcing the requirements of the bill and may issue warnings and orders of compliance for violations and, for second or subsequent violations, impose civil penalties. A violation of the restrictions does not create a private cause of action. The department is directed to adopt rules regarding procedures for handling complaints against employers.
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