Colorado: Employers Must Now Register in Advance for Unemployment Hearings

Last week, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) began requiring parties to “pre-register” for unemployment compensation appeals hearings at least 24 hours in advance of the hearing through an automated hotline. Parties do not need to pre-register individual witnesses.

According to the CDLE, failure to pre-register will result in dismissal of the appeal if you are the appealing party. If you are not the appealing party and fail to register, then the hearing will take place without your participation.

Information about this pre-registration requirement will appear in new hearing notices, so if you have an upcoming hearing that does not mention this requirement, you likely do not need to pre-register. However, should you wish to discuss this requirement or have the benefit of attorney representation at your hearing, please contact the Employment Law Services department.