Colorado Businesses Embracing Working-from-Home, New Survey Shows

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today released the results of its fourth COVID-19 business impact survey. The survey was conducted between July 27-29, 2020 and focused on companies’ work-from-home policies, financial outlooks, and the federal stimulus. “Colorado employers care deeply about the health and […]

Colorado Chamber Board Votes to Support Initiative 304

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today announced its support for Ballot Initiative 304, which is currently in the signature collection process for approval by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. “All too often when lawmakers or advocacy groups look to create costly new state […]

Colorado Chamber Business Leaders and Work-From-Home Experts Contemplate the Future of Remote Work

The Colorado Chamber of Commerce this week hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with business executives and experts on the future of remote work. The event, titled “Can I Stay Working From Home?”, featured Sara Sutton from FlexJobs and Bhushan Sethi from PwC, and tackled key questions related to home-based work and productivity, office space, hybrid […]

Colorado Chamber Announces Candidate Endorsements for November 2020 Election

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today announced endorsements of state legislative candidates for the November 2020 General Election. The bipartisan list of endorsements follows an extensive vetting and interview process and approval from the Colorado Chamber’s Political Action Committee and Board of Directors. “These […]

Massive Tax Increase on Business Headed to Senate – Help Us STOP HB 1420!

House Bill 1420, which was only filed in the legislature this week with no input from businesses, is being rushed through the General Assembly. If this bill passes, it would be devastating to the business community, particularly in the middle of an economic crisis. Over the last several days, businesses have flooded the Colorado House […]

Stop a Massive Tax Increase on Businesses – Tell Lawmakers to OPPOSE HB 1420!

With limited days left in the Colorado legislative session, lawmakers are rushing through a last-minute bill that would impose a massive tax increase on the business community in the middle of the worst economic crisis in decades. As you know, the U.S. Congress passed the CARES Act to help businesses and their employees through these […]

Colorado Chamber Joins Statewide Coalition to Protect Colorado’s Constitution

A broad and diverse coalition of statewide organizations, including the Colorado Chamber, is opposing recent decisions to change the way people and organizations can access the Colorado ballot. This coalition represents interests including rural, urban, suburban and mountain communities, our state’s smallest businesses to some of our largest employers, and a variety of industries, like […]

Labor & Employment Legislation Update

Several new bills continue to move through the legislative process this week since the Colorado General Assembly reconvened for the 2020 Legislative Session. Below is an update on several of these bills: SB 216 – Workers Compensation Presumption This bill shifts the legal burden of proof onto the employer for worker compensation claims associated with COVID-19.  It […]

Paid Sick Leave Legislation to be Introduced In Final Weeks of 2020 Session

Lawmakers are planning on introducing a bill in the remaining weeks of legislative session that will mandate all employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The current draft bill, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg and Sen. Jeff Bridges, includes the following details: Extension of the Governor’s Executive Order on paid sick […]

Colorado Chamber Calls for Federal Liability Protection for Employers

DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today joined with 50+ chambers across the nation to urge the U.S. Congress to pass targeted liability relief for employers. The letter asks Congress to implement a series of measures, including protection against COVID-19 exposure claims for businesses that follow government guidelines and protection for health care providers […]