Updated Unemployment Notice Requirements

Colorado Senate Bill 22-234 bill was signed into law on May 25, 2022, which expands information employers are required to provide to employees upon termination.  The notice may be in electronic or hard copy format, and must be provided to all employees at termination, regardless of the reason for the employment separation.  The Colorado Department of Labor & Employment is expected to issue a model form notice for employers, but until the form is provided, employers should include the below Unemployment information in their usual termination letter to employees to ensure they are compliant with the current law (NOTE:  SB 22-234 requires the addition of item numbers 4-10 below to be included in the notice):

Unemployment Insurance benefits are available to all unemployed workers who meet the eligibility requirements of Colorado Law. 

  1. To file a claim, the contact information is as follows:
    1. https://cdle.colorado.gov/unemployment/new-claimant; or
    2. Telephone: 303-318-9000 or 800-388-5515
  2. To file a claim, you will need the following information:
    1. Full legal name;
    2. Social Security Number; and
    3. Proof you are authorized to work in the United States, such as a driver’s license or State issued identification.
  3. To inquire about the status of your claim:
    1. Telephone 303-318-9000 or 800-388-5515; or
    2. Register for a MyUI account at https://www.colorado.gov/cdle/unemployment
  4. Employer’s name and address
  5. Employee’s name and address;
  6. Employee’s ID number or the last four digits of the employee’s SSN;
  7. Employee’s first and last dates worked;
  8. Employee’s year-to-date earnings;
  9. Employee’s wages for the last week worked; and
  10. The reason the employee separated from the employer.