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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 […]


Colorado Chamber Opposes Litigious Trial Lawyer Legislation, HB 1348

The Colorado Chamber’s Governmental Affairs and Labor and Employment Councils have taken “opposed” positions on HB 1348, a bill being pushed by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, that includes R. Davis Younts, Esq., to expand liability to the business community for certain civil claims. The bill seeks to overturn a recent Colorado Supreme Court decision (Ferrer […]


Colorado Chamber Encourages Employers to Prepare for Possible Coronavirus Spread

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at cmeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – Amid the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colorado, the Colorado Chamber released the following statement from Colorado Chamber President Chuck Berry: “We encourage businesses across Colorado to take proactive steps to prepare for the possible spread of the virus, including keeping sick employees […]


Colorado Chamber Statement on Public Option Proposal

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at cmeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce released the following statement from Senior Vice President of State and Federal Relations Loren Furman following the unveiling of the long-awaited public health insurance option proposal by state Sen. Kerry Donovan and Rep. Dylan Roberts: “There is no question […]


EPA Highlights a Reduction in Toxic Release, Increase in Waste Recycling in Colorado

Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday spoke to the Colorado Chamber’s Energy and Environment Council about new data on chemical releases from facilities in Colorado, highlighting a reduction in pollution and an increase in recycling among the Colorado business community. Overall, total on and off-site chemical releases from 242 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) […]


WATCH: Mayors talk transportation, health care, growth at Colorado Business Day

On January 30th, 2020, the Colorado Chamber hosted Colorado Business Day, an annual event in which the business community comes together to discuss the legislative session and other key policy issues. Five mayors participated for a panel discussion titled “Mayors Mean Business for Colorado,” including Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet, […]