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Colorado Chamber Survey Demonstrates Concerns, Challenges Businesses Face Due to COVID-19

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at cmeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today released the results of a survey on its membership conducted between March 17-20, 2020 about the impact coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the business community. The survey includes responses from 80 businesses of all sizes across the state, […]


COVID-19 Update: Non-critical Employers Ordered to Reduce In-Person Workforce by Half

Effective tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24 at 8:00 a.m., the governor’s office has issued an executive order for “non-critical” employers to reduce their in-person workforces by at least 50%. He encourages the use of tele-working and staggering employee shifts to accomplish this goal. The order does not apply to critical businesses, or any business that can […]


Colorado Small Businesses to Receive Financial Assistance, Potential Relief Coming for Taxpayers

Please see below for important updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact to employers. Colorado Small Businesses Eligible for Federal Disaster Loan Assistance We are happy to share that Colorado was just approved for the federal Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. Under the program, small businesses and nonprofits throughout the state […]


U.S. Senate Passes Coronavirus Response Bill

The U.S. Senate today passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which contains the same provisions as the House version that passed over the weekend. The bill is on its way to President Trump’s desk, which he is expected to sign. Broadly, the multi-billion dollar relief package does the following: Requires most employers to provide […]


How You Can Support Colorado Businesses Right Now

Businesses across Colorado are having to adapt and alter their operations amid the coronavirus (COVID) pandemic. Gov. Jared Polis has ordered all bars, restaurants, casinos and theaters in the state to close, social distancing is encouraged, and public gatherings are limited. One could also go for judi online terpercaya in case it is not possible […]


How Will The “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” Impact Employers?

Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which provides unemployment compensation to workers impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). The bill provides relief to workers and businesses as the pandemic impacts operations. One of the primary provisions of the bill provides flexibility to the states in determining Unemployment Insurance […]


Colorado Legislature to Temporarily Adjourn until March 30th

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Colorado General Assembly is altering its schedule during the current legislative session.  The General Assembly will temporarily adjourn until March 30, 2020. Colorado’s Constitution limits a legislative session to 120 calendar days.  The current legislative session is scheduled to adjourn sine die no later than on May 6, 2020.  […]


Colorado Chamber Testifies Against Public Option Plan

On Wednesday evening, during a seven hour hearing in the House Health and Insurance Committee, the Colorado Chamber testified against House Bill 1349, the public option bill. While the measure ultimately passed on a party line vote, it was met with strong opposition from members of the business community over concerns about cost-shifting, government rate-setting, […]


Emergency Sick Leave Requirements Adopted by Labor Department

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has passed final emergency rules on paid sick leave due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The rules follow the State of Emergency declared by Governor Polis yesterday, which included directives for CDLE to 1) engage in emergency rulemaking for temporary paid sick leave and 2) identify additional supports and […]