The Colorado legislature has passed the Ensure Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, amending the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEW) to clarify and enhance an employer’s obligations relating to announcement of a promotional opportunity (which the Act refers to as a “job opportunity”). The Act was sent to
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The Public Health Emergency Has Ended; Colorado Employees May Use Public Health Emergency Leave for Three More Weeks
The end of the public health emergency (PHE) began the sunsetting of the Colorado Healthy Families and Workplaces Act’s requirement for employers in Colorado to provide PHE leave stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that Colorado employees may use PHE leave through June 8, 2023.
Colorado Supplemental Sick Leave Relating to COVID-19 Ends in June 2023
Since January 1, 2021, Colorado’s Healthy Families & Workplaces Act (HFWA) has required employers to provide up to 80 hours of supplemental public health emergency leave (“PHE leave”) for conditions relating to COVID-19. That obligation ends on June 9, 2023.
Denver Auditor’s Office Adopts New Civil Wage Theft Rules
In January 2023, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock approved an ordinance (File No. 22-1614) passed by the Denver City Council that provided new avenues for workers in the City and County of Denver to pursue claims for wage theft. Denver Labor, a division of the Auditor’s Office, recently adopted rules regarding
Colorado Mandates Annual Notice to Employees Regarding Available Income Tax Credits
In addition to issuing annual statements showing the total compensation paid and income tax withheld for the preceding calendar year, Colorado employers are now required to notify employees in writing of the availability of income tax credits.
Algorithms, Predictive Models, and the Colorado Division of Insurance
While programs such as Artificial Intelligence bots that can write poetry or develop art are capturing people’s interest, administrative agencies across the country are concerned about how similar technology including algorithms and automated decision making may affect employees and consumers alike. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to the New
Denver Ordinance Creates New Avenue for Workers to Pursue Wage Theft Violations by Employers
On January 10, 2023, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock approved an ordinance (File No. 22-1614) passed by the Denver City Council that will provide new avenues for workers in the City and County of Denver to pursue claims for wage theft.
Colorado’s New Pay Standards Reflect the State’s Rising Cost of Living
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) recently released the 2023 Publication and Yearly Calculation of Adjusted Labor Compensation Order (2023 PAY CALC Order). The 2023 PAY CALC Order has increased the compensation thresholds applicable to a variety of Colorado wage-and-hour and workplace requirements.
Version 2 Proposed Draft Rules for the Colorado Privacy Act
The Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), effective July 1, 2023, provides expansive protections to the personal data of Colorado residents acting in an individual or household context (a “consumer”). Similar to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the CPA requires providing notice of an entity’s (“controller”) data collection activities, provides for
Colorado (Again) Changes Rules on How Employers Must Compensate Employees Using Paid Leave
Effective January 1, 2023, regulations under Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA) will again change how employers calculate the rate of pay when employees use paid sick and safe leave and/or public health emergency leave. Although employers might welcome certain changes to the pay rate calculation rules, the
Employers Should Be Prepared for Colorado’s Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Program
Starting January 1, 2023, Colorado employers must comply with Colorado’s Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Act, which requires nearly all employers and all employees to contribute to the state’s paid family and medical leave program.
FAMLI Benefits for Colorado Employees
Colorado’s FAMLI program will provide Colorado employees with up
Colorado Implements SecureSavings Program for Employees Without Access to Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans
Beginning in 2023, Colorado employees whose employers do not offer a retirement plan will have access to an optional retirement savings plan through a state-facilitated retirement savings program, the Colorado SecureSavings program.
Oregon, Colorado Declare Public Health Emergencies Triggering Leave Requirements
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza cases are surging across the United States while COVID-19 continues to spread. Faced with hospital beds filling up and experts warning that this could be one of the most severe respiratory illness seasons in recent years, two states—Oregon and Colorado—have declared public health emergencies
Colorado and Oregon Trigger Protections for Leaves Relating to Non-COVID Respiratory Illnesses
At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of jurisdictions enacted sick leave laws specifically designed for absences due to COVID-19. Some states, however, enacted permanent changes to their leave laws that apply during a “public health emergency,” which can apply both to COVID-19 as well as other
Colorado Voters Pass Proposition to Allow Regulated Use of Psychedelic Mushrooms
On November 8, 2022, voters in Colorado passed a ballot initiative to decriminalize possession of and legalize limited use of psychedelic mushrooms and other plant- and fungi-derived psychedelic drugs by those 21 years of age or older.