Colorado businesses continue to hire. The Denver Post recently reported that, according to a revised economic forecast, Colorado may add up to 35,000 new jobs this year, which could drive Colorado’s employment rate lower than the national average.
If your business is joining this trend and plans to hire new employees this year, get prepared to do so easily and legally with these key reference sites for employment and human resources:
- Verify Employment — a free and voluntary program that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees; a source for I-9 forms and other federal regulatory information
- United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division website — a source for rules, forms and guidance on employment issues
- OSHA Small Business Resource Center — Occupational Health and Safety Organization – a source for information about health and safety regulations impacting employers
- Colorado Department of Revenue Business Services — State revenue services for business owners, including wage withholding forms and information
- Society For Human Resource Management — a non-profit dedicated to providing resources and education for human resource professionals; a source for updates on current regulations and case law about employment
If you have questions about what law applies to you and how to best on-board your new employees, contact our Business Law Group attorney, David A. Closson, at [email protected].