Colorado Capitol Report

Colorado Chamber Submits Formal Comments on Proposed FAMLI Private Plan Rules

Colorado Chamber Submits Formal Comments on Proposed FAMLI Private Plan Rules

The Division of Family & Medical Leave Insurance has released draft regulations regarding the approval process for private plans. The statute allows Colorado employers to use a private plan for providing FAMLI benefits to employees if they choose not to use the state-run program.

The Colorado Chamber has received feedback on the proposed rules and has drafted comments to be submitted to the Division for consideration. Please contact us by Monday, October 17th if you have additional changes to these Colorado Chamber comments.

The Chamber will testify on the proposed rules and encourages Chamber members with questions/concerns to testify as well. Below are the timelines for submitting formal comments and providing testimony.

Deadline to submit public comments:
October 18, 2022
Where to submit comments can be found here.

Rulemaking hearing:
Monday, Oct. 17th at 5p.m.
Register here

Please contact Larry Hudson at [email protected] or Loren Furman at [email protected] with any questions.

Colorado Chamber Files Request for Party Status on AQCC Rule Changes

The Colorado Chamber of Commerce has filed a “Request for Party Status” based on proposed revisions to the AQCC Rules that would repeal Colorado’s Malfunction Affirmative Defense currently provided in Common Provisions Regulation Sections II.E and II.J.

The Colorado Chamber has historically supported the affirmative defense provision and defended it as a party during the AQCC rulemaking in 2015. A copy of the Request can be found here and the CO Chamber will testify during the status conference on October 18th. Pertinent dates for this proceeding and rulemaking process can be found here.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Registration Open: Equal Pay Law Employer Training Workshop

Details: This law and the regulations continue to create confusion for employers. Understand how to comply and avoid potential penalties for non-compliance

Date: November 2, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:15p.m.

Location: Colorado Chamber, 1600 Broadway, Ste. 1000, Denver.
Remote participation is available. 

Instructor: Jennifer Harpole, Shareholder, Littler law firm.

About Jennifer

Register for the event HERE or Contact Laura Moss at [email protected].

Colorado Chamber Kicks Off Employer Training on FAMLI Program

This week, the Colorado Chamber held its first of many Employer Training Workshops aimed at helping businesses comply with Colorado’s complex regulatory environment.  The Workshop provided legal guidance on the complicated state-run Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI), and the proposed rule on private plans for employers who choose not to use the State’s program.

Attorney Stacey Campbell, Shareholder & Owner of Campbell Litigation, LLC, led the workshop and he brings decades of experience practicing employment law.  Stacey served on the FAMLI Task Force in 2018 and also serves as the Chair of the Chamber’s Labor & Employment Council and the Colorado Chamber Board of Directors.  We are very grateful for Stacey’s expertise on this issue and for those seeking additional legal guidance on this topic, we’ve provided his information below:

Stacey Campbell, Owner & Shareholder
Campbell Litigation, LLC
[email protected]

Upcoming CO Chamber Workshops

EXECs (Leadership Colorado) | Amazon Tour

The 2022 EXECs cohort opened their eyes to the impressive world of the operations and logistics of the Amazon DEN3 warehouse in Thornton. The group was hosted by Jonathan Bridgers, General Manager, Zack Uebele, Senior Ops Manager Pathway Program, Sam Bailey, Economic Development Manager, and Brittany Morris Saunders, Head of Community Engagement. The group toured the facility, watched orders get sorted, filled, and packaged, toured the printing press, and learned about the opportunities available to employees for career training and advancement. The skill of the employees, along with automation and autonomation processes, results in a package being delivered across Colorado every seven seconds.

Leadership Colorado is actively recruiting for the 2023 cohort. Please click the link below for more information and to apply for the 2023 cohort:

2023 Leadership Colorado Program (formerly known as the EXECs Advocacy Program) 

Applications are due by October 31st, 2022.