Earlier this year, Colorado enacted a complex paid sick leave law, the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA), which requires Colorado employers to provide three distinct types of paid sick leave:
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Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act goes into effect on January 1, 2021, and applies to all entities with at least one employee in Colorado, including public bodies, schools, and private individuals.
As anticipated, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) issued an Interpretive & Formal Opinion (INFO) – “Transparency in Pay and Opportunities for Promotion and Advancement”. While the INFO is helpful in some respects, CDLE continues to take a hardline on the definition of “promotional opportunity”.
We continue to
Back in January, management-side labor and employment lawyers in Colorado thought the biggest wage and hour compliance issue for 2020 would be limited to ensuring clients were up to date on the expanded meal and rest break requirements of the Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order #36 (COMPS #36).
We have learned that the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment anticipates publishing next week additional guidance on the Equal Pay Transparency rules’ promotional posting requirements. In response to a request for clarification around in-line promotions, the CDLE informed us:
We believe your questions will be addressed by a forthcoming
Colorado has followed the sweeping changes to its minimum wage, overtime, and other wage and hour rules implemented under Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards (COMPS) Order #36 with more changes, including a revamped transportation worker exemption.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) issued its final Equal Pay Transparency Rules (EPT Rules) on November 10, 2020, with additional information on job and promotional postings. The EPT Rules go into effect on January 1, 2021.
On November 10, 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Division of Labor Standards and Statistics (Division) published the final Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order Number 37 (COMPS Order 37), which takes effect on January 1, 2021. COMPS Order 37 significantly expands the state Motor Carrier
For years, a group of Colorado’s legislators tried—without success—to enact a statewide paid family and medical leave (PFML) program. Facing gridlock at the statehouse, advocates of PFML opted to take the issue directly to the people in the form of Proposition 118, a first-of-its-kind ballot initiative, which Colorado’s voters
As anticipated, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has released final administrative rules implementing the new Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The final rules reflect comments received in writing and during a live, virtual, public hearing held on November 2, 2020.
Of primary concern to employers were
On November 3, 2020, Colorado voters passed Proposition 118, a ballot initiative establishing a paid family and medical leave program. The new law, known as the “Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act,” provides for 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave funded through a payroll tax paid by
Colorado voters approved the Paid Medical and Family Leave (PMFL) Initiative, Proposition 118, on Election Day. PMFL creates a state-run paid family and medical leave insurance program in Colorado that allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave and keep their job. The program, which begins on January
On November 2, 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employments’ Division of Labor Standards and Statistics held a public hearing to solicit comments about Colorado’s proposed Equal Pay Transparency Rules. The proposed rules will implement Colorado’s New Equal Pay for Equal Work law that goes into effect January 1,