Previous Costly Family Leave Bills Have Failed on Bi-Partisan Votes

The Colorado Chamber of Commerce has been monitoring Senate Bill 188, the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) bill, which will receive its first committee hearing this afternoon. The bill requires all public and private sector employers and workers to participate in and finance a family and medical leave program that would be administered by the […]

‘FAMLI’ legislation: Beware consequences of one-size-fits-all mandate

Op-Ed by Loren Furman for The issue of paid family leave is once again making its way through the Colorado legislature. Senate Bill 188, the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program, known as FAMLI, was introduced March 7. Employers in Colorado have long supported workers who may want to take leave from work for […]

House Committee Advances Local-Option Minimum-Wage Increase Bill

The House Transportation and Local Government Committee this afternoon amended and approved HB 1210, a bill that would allow local governments to unilaterally increase the minimum wage above that of the state minimum wage. The committee adopted an amendment that allows a county and the municipalities within the county to enter into an intergovernmental agreement […]

Denver Biz Journal: Here’s what is in the paid-family-leave bill coming this week at the Colorado Legislature

By Ed Sealover  – Reporter, Denver Business Journal Legislative Democrats will introduce a retooled paid-family-leave bill later this week that requires businesses to pay half the cost of a proposed mandatory statewide program and to reinstate anyone taking as many as 16 weeks of leave to the same position when they return to work. Business leaders have engaged […]

2014 Legislative Session Expected to be a Busy One

The Colorado Chamber anticipates that the upcoming Legislative session will be a very busy one. Several legislative proposals are already in the hopper that will have an impact on Colorado businesses. The Colorado Chamber has compiled a list of potential bills according to each The Colorado Chamber policy council issue area.