Colorado Legal Updates

Compliance Law Updates Recently Announced:

Last Updated: 5/13/2024

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Colorado Legal Updates:

May 2024

  • Colorado Amends FAMLI Rules on Job Protections, Anti-Retaliation and Anti-Interference
  • Colorado Amends FAMLI Rules on Investigations, Determinations and Appeals
  • Colorado Issues Final Rule on FAMLI Private Plan Requirements
  • Colorado Amends FAMLI Rules on Employer Requirements
  • Colorado Issues Final Rule on FAMLI Benefit Overpayment or Underpayment

April 2024

  • Colorado Department of Labor Amends Rules on Equal Pay, Paid Sick Leave and Wage Act (effective 04/01/24)
  • Colorado Expands Agency’s Authority to Investigate Potential Violations of Labor Laws, Including Equal Pay for Equal Work (effective 04/01/24)

March 2024

  • Colorado Expands Agency’s Authority to Investigate Potential Violations of Labor Laws, Including Equal Pay for Equal Work
  • Colorado Department of Labor Amends Rules on Equal Pay, Paid Sick Leave and Wage Act

February 2024

  • Denver, Colorado Issues Final Rules Implementing Wage Theft Ordinance

January 2024

  • Colorado Amends Equal Pay Transparency Posting Requirements (effective 01/01/24)
  • Colorado Passes Paid Leave Law by Ballot Initiative–Now Includes Sample Policy (effective 01/01/24)
  • Colorado Voters Approve Ballot Measure Legalizing Natural Psychedelics (effective 01/01/24)
  • New COMPS Order #39 Poster Now Available–Must be Included in Colorado Handbook (effective 01/01/24)
  • Colorado Division of Insurance Adopts Final Rule on Contraceptive Benefit Requirements

December 2023

  • Colorado Issues Final FAMLI Rule on Benefits and Reimbursement of Advance Payments
  • Colorado Amends FAMLI Rules on Investigations, Determinations and Appeals
  • Colorado Passes Paid Leave Law by Ballot Initiative–Now Includes Sample Policy
  • Colorado Issues Final Rule on FAMLI Private Plan Requirements
  • Colorado Amends FAMLI Rules on Job Protections, Anti-Retaliation and Anti-Interference
  • Colorado Issues New FAMLI Rule on Appeal Procedures
  • Colorado Issues Final Rule on FAMLI Benefit Overpayment or Underpayment
  • Colorado Amends FAMLI Rules on Employer Requirements

September 2023

  • Colorado Passes Protecting Opportunities and Workers’ Rights Act–Includes Updated Policy and New Policy

August 2023

  • Colorado Amends Health Benefits Law to Require Coverage for Contraception (effective 08/07/23)
  • Colorado Amends Health Families and Workplaces Act to Expand Permissible Reasons for Leave–Includes Updated Policy (effective 08/07/23)
  • Colorado Passes Protecting Opportunities and Workers’ Rights Act–Includes Updated Policy (effective 08/07/23)
  • Colorado Requires Employers to Provide Notice of Available Tax Credits (effective 08/07/23)
  • New Colorado Law Prohibits Inquiries About an Applicant’s Age (effective 08/07/23)

June 2023

  • Colorado Passes Rules Implementing Privacy Act (effective 07/01/23)
  • New Colorado Privacy Act Aims to Give Consumers Control Over Personal Data (effective 07/01/23)
  • Colorado Amends Several Rules Implementing the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act (effective 07/15/23)
  • Colorado Amends Health Families and Workplaces Act to Expand Permissible Reasons for Leave--Includes Updated Policy
  • Colorado Amends Health Benefits Law to Require Coverage for Contraception
  • Colorado Amends Equal Pay Transparency Posting Requirements
  • Colorado Amends Several Rules Implementing the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act
  • New Colorado Law Prohibits Inquiries About an Applicant's Age

May 2023

  • Colorado Requires Employers to Provide Notice of Available Tax Credits
  • Colorado Amends Paid Family Leave Law
  • Colorado Passes Rules Implementing Privacy Act

April 2023

  • Colorado Passes Rules Implementing Privacy Act
  • Colorado Amends Paid Family Leave Law

February 2023

  • Fort Collins, Colorado Expands Discrimination Protections (effective 02/17/23)

January 2023

  • Colorado Issues First Round of Regulations and Guidance on its Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Program (effective 01/01/23)

December 2022

  • Colorado Expands Public Health Emergency Leave to Include Absences Relating to RSV, Flu and Other Respiratory Illnesses
  • Colorado Issues Final Rules on Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program Private Plan Requirements
  • Colorado Voters Approve Ballot Measure Legalizing Natural Psychedelics

November 2022

  • Colorado Issues Final Rules on Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program Private Plan Requirements

October 2022

  • Colorado Issues Final Rules on Benefits and Employer Participation Requirements for Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program, Clarifies Private Plan Option

September 2022

  • Colorado Updates its Paid Sick Leave Guidance, Including Clarifications on Carry-Over Amounts and Public Health Emergency Leave–Includes Updated Policy
  • Colorado Issues Final Rules on Benefits and Employer Participation Requirements for Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program, Clarifies Private Plan Option

August 2022

  • Colorado Amends Wage Payment Law, Requires Notice of Payroll Deductions Upon Termination (effective 08/09/22)
  • Colorado Amends Workers’ Compensation Act (effective 08/09/22)
  • Colorado Amends Workers’ Compensation Notification and Poster Requirements (effective 08/09/22)
  • Colorado Introduces New Restrictions on Noncompetes–Includes New Notice Requirement (effective 08/09/22)
  • Colorado Prohibits Employers From Requiring Applicant Disclosure of Juvenile Court Records (effective 08/09/22)
  • Colorado Significantly Expands Health, Safety and Fraud Whistleblower Protections (effective 08/09/22)

July 2022

  • Colorado Amends Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Colorado Expands Health and Safety Whistleblower Protections
  • Colorado Prohibits Employers From Requiring Applicant Disclosure of Juvenile Court Records
  • Colorado Significantly Expands Health, Safety and Fraud Whistleblower Protections
  • Colorado Amends Wage Payment Law, Requires Notice of Payroll Deductions Upon Termination
  • Colorado Introduces New Restrictions on Noncompetes–Includes New Notice Requirement
  • Colorado Amends Law on Unemployment Benefits Notification–Includes New Written Notice Requirement

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