State Requires Employers to Provide Unemployment Information

Molly PereiraFeatured News

Effective Oct. 30, 2020, employers must provide a notice to employees upon separation from employment that informs them of the availability of unemployment insurance.

The notice must include the following:

  • A statement that unemployment insurance benefits are available to unemployed workers who meet the eligibility requirements of Colorado law;
  • Contact information to file a claim;
  • Information the individual will need to file a claim; and
  • Contact information to inquire about the status of a claim after it is filed.

One of the most common questions employers get at the time an employee separates from employment is whether the employer will “block” or “allow” unemployment compensation. The ultimate decision about whether an employee will or will not receive benefits rests with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE). Both the employer and the employee are required to provide information about the separation and either party can appeal CDLE’s decision. Be careful of making any statements about an employee’s eligibility. For additional information contact Pam Brockhaus at the CDA at 303-740-6900 or