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DBJ: The POWR Act takes effect: What does it mean for CO businesses?

Colorado employers will need to comply with a new state law that updates the definition of harassment in the workplace. The new law went into effect Aug. 7.

Approved by lawmakers during this year’s legislative session and signed into law by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on June 6, Senate Bill 23-172 specifies that harassment does not need to be “severe or pervasive” to constitute a discriminatory or unfair practice.

In adapting to the new law, Colorado Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Loren Furman said it would behoove employers and their HR departments to acquaint themselves with the POWR Act and provide information and details in their employee policy handbooks. She added that when combined with other laws state legislators have passed in recent years, attorneys will have their work cut out for them.

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