The other shoe has dropped — with the weight of a wrecking ball — in the wake of last November’s election. Colorado’s rebuff of Republicans on the ballot appears to have emboldened legislative Democrats to draw a bead on the business community as never before.
That became clear as news emerged last week of what could be the mother of all business-busting legislation. Labeled “Fair Workweek Employment Standards,” a measure soon to be introduced would dictate details of work schedules, pay and other conditions for service workers across a broad swath of Colorado’s economy.
If adopted, the radical policy shift would make day-to-day operations nearly impossible for a host of businesses, even entire economic sectors, that rely on flexible-shift workers.