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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 […]


Gov. Polis Allows Electronic Signatures for Ballot Initiatives, Including State Paid Leave Program

Over the weekend, Gov. Jared Polis signed a temporary executive order authorizing the electronic collection of signatures for ballot initiatives in the November election. In order to reduce in-person contact, he directed the state Secretary of State to create temporary rules for registered electors to receive and return issue petitions over mail and email. This […]


Federal Legislation Would Allow Businesses to Deduct Expenses

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a regulation stating that businesses who received a loan through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) cannot deduct operational expenses needed to maintain their operations during the pandemic. Colorado businesses and small businesses nationwide have raised concerns about the IRS regulation as they understood the loan to […]


Large and Small Colorado Chamber Businesses Doing Their Part

From face masks to charitable donations to the development of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, Colorado Chamber members are helping to move our communities forward. Here’s a look at what some our partners have been up to: Pfizer has dosed the first participants in the U.S. in a clinical trial for a vaccine to prevent COVID-19 […]


Colorado Chamber: Now is Not the Time for a New Billion-Dollar State Program

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at cmeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce released the following statement on the recent endorsement of ballot initiatives on paid family and medical leave by the previous sponsors of the legislation: “It’s disappointing that interest groups have chosen to pursue a billion-dollar program in the middle […]


Colorado Gradually Goes Back to Work Starting Today

Today, the State’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order has expired, and in its place Governor Polis has issued a “Safer at Home” Executive Order which includes phases for the reopening of businesses in Colorado while asking residents to stay home as much as possible, especially vulnerable populations, and seniors. The Executive Order allows local governments […]


Businesses Weigh in on How to Pursue a Safe, Effective Reopening Process in Colorado Chamber Survey

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at cmeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber today released the results of a survey conducted on the business community to inform state officials as they prepare policies and guidelines for Colorado’s phased reopening process. The survey covers the top concerns of businesses and initiatives the state can pursue […]