Colorado Capitol Report

Colorado Chamber Partners with Coloradans for Energy Access

Colorado Chamber Partners with Coloradans for Energy Access

The Colorado Chamber of Commerce has announced a key partnership with Coloradans for Energy access – a broad coalition of businesses, organizations, utilities and workforce leaders that support access to natural gas in homes and businesses.

The coalition provides educational resources to Colorado residents, business owners, and stakeholders on the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas for cooking, heating, and powering major home appliances and business operations. The Colorado Chamber has long supported consumer choice in energy infrastructure and ensuring natural gas remains an option for both new and existing residential and commercial buildings.

Natural gas forms a strong complement with electricity to help create a resilient energy mix that keeps energy affordable and reliable and drives the innovation needed to meet our state’s climate goals. The Chamber is proud to be a member of Coloradans for Energy Access to advance and advocate for clean, affordable energy across our state.

Learn more about our new partner here.

Brooke Colaizzi Provides Critical Guidance to Employers on Colorado’s Paid Sick Leave and Other Leave Laws!

This week, the Colorado Chamber hosted an Employer Training Workshop on Colorado’s mandatory paid sick leave law and its interaction with other paid leave laws that apply to all Colorado employers and employees. Brooke Colaizzi, Member, law firm of Sherman & Howard, served as the instructor for the Workshop.  Brooke brings over 15 years of employment law experience and provided specific details on the various types of leave and how employers should be complying with these new laws to avoid unintended violations and penalties.

For Colorado Chamber members seeking additional legal guidance on these issues, we encourage you to contact Brooke Colaizzi, Member, Sherman & Howard at the following:

To participate in future Employer Training Workshops, please contact Laura Moss at [email protected].

Pre-Legislative Session Labor & Employment Council Meeting

Please join us for a pre-Legislative Session Labor & Employment Council meeting to hear from representatives of the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment and get a preview of what’s to come for the 2023 Legislative Session.


  • CDLE’s 2023 legislative priorities;
  • Update on Family & Medical Leave Program (Begins January 1, 2023);
  • Updates on other CDLE regulations;
  • Colorado Chamber staff to preview 2023 labor & employment legislation.

Details for Meeting:

Location: Colorado Chamber of Commerce, 1600 Broadway, Suite 1000

Date: December 20th
Time: 10a.m. – 11:15a.m.
Please RSVP to [email protected]

Guest Speakers:

  • Joe Barela, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE)
  • Cher Haavind, Deputy Executive Director (CDLE)
  • Caitlin Adams, Legislative Liaison
  • Tracy Marshall, Division Director, Family & Medical Leave Insurance Program

Please contact us with any questions.

Updated Colorado Withholding Forms

The Colorado Department of Revenue has updated the following wage withholding tax forms to account for changes to federal income tax deductions and the Colorado income tax rate.

  • DR 0004Colorado Employee Withholding Certificate– This form gives employees the option to adjust their Colorado wage withholding according to their specific tax situation. If an employee does not submit this form, the employer will calculate their withholding based on their federal withholding certificate, form W-4. Employees may update their withholding certificate for 2023, but they are not required to.
  • DR 1098Colorado Withholding Worksheet for Employers– This worksheet prescribes the method for employers to calculate Colorado wage withholding, based on the employee’s Colorado form DR 0004 or federal form W-4. Employers must begin using the updated calculation for pay periods beginning on or after January 1, 2023. 

For additional information and resources regarding Colorado withholding, go to