Employment Offer: Colorado
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Thomas W. Carroll, Susan W. Kline and Mary L. Will, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
- Colorado is an at-will employment state, but employment offers and other oral and written representations to employees can alter the at-will employment relationship. See Making an Employment Offer.
- Post-offer medical examinations under the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA) are more restrictive than under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). See Conditional Job Offers > Pre-Offer Versus Post-Offer Medical Questions and Examinations.
- Drug and alcohol testing in Colorado may be affected by the state's lawful off-duty activities statute, medical marijuana constitutional amendment, and by local ordinance. Employers must comply with those requirements when conditioning job offers on such testing. See Conditional Job Offers > Drug and Alcohol Testing.
- Employers may face liability for promises made in employment offers if those offers are withdrawn or otherwise not honored. See Withdrawal of the Employment Offer.
- Boulder has requirements pertaining to employment offers. See Local Requirements.