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Recruiting: Colorado

Recruiting requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Mary L. Will, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • Colorado employers may utilize the full range of employee recruitment tools: employee referrals, print media, advertising, online postings, professional organizations, job fairs and word of mouth. See Methods and Sources.
  • The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA) is broader than Title VII and employers must be aware of its provisions when recruiting. See Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act.
  • Employers may face liability for promises made during the recruitment process. See Recruiting Promises.
  • Misclassification of independent contractors is receiving increasing attention and Colorado has its own enforcement mechanism for misclassifying workers. See Outsourcing and Independent Contractors.
  • Colorado has its own employment eligibility verification law that imposes requirements in addition to the federal requirements. See Undocumented Workers.
  • The Colorado Youth Employment Opportunity Act (CYEOA) sometimes imposes requirements regarding minor workers different than those of the FLSA. See Recruiting Underage Workers.
  • Private employers in Colorado may adopt and apply a veterans preference hiring policy if certain conditions are met. See Veterans Preference.