June 2022: Colorado Expands Notice Requirement for Unemployment Benefits Upon Termination

21 Jun


Update Applicable to:
All employers in the state of Colorado

What happened?
On May 25, 2022, Governor Polis signed Senate Bill 234 (SB 234) into law, which expands the required notice for unemployment benefits to include specific provisions.

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What are the details?
Effective immediately, employers must provide each employee, in writing, information on the availability of unemployment compensation benefits at the time of separation from employment.

The written information must also include:

  • Employer’s name and address;
  • Employee’s name and address;
  • Employee’s ID number or the last four digits of their Social Security number;
  • Employee’s first and last dates worked, year-to-date earnings, and wages for the last week worked; and
  • Reason for separation.

The notice requirements appear to apply to both voluntary and involuntary terminations, as the notice information must include the reason for separation.

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For more information, please see the links below:

Senate Bill 234 (SB 234)


What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links provided above and should provide a written notice with the required information above to separated employees.

Per our trusted law firm source, Fisher Phillips: “We anticipate the state will provide a form for giving notice to separated employees and will include the above criteria. For now, you should review your separation procedures and ensure you are providing the above information in writing either in hard copy or electronic form.”

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