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Denver Post: Colorado equal pay bill passes General Assembly after years of trying

“There was a provision in (the original bill) that said if an employer acted in good faith, a court still had discretion to award damages. That, to us, was just a totally unreasonable provision,” said Loren Furman, chief lobbyist for the Colorado Chamber of Commerce. So, the bill was amended to say courts should not […]

EDITORIAL: Kill the FAMLI Leave proposal

The Gazette Editorial Board Among the radical maneuvers to make Colorado more Cali than California, legislative Democrats are rushing a bill they call the “FAMLI Medical Leave Insurance Program.” They are so committed to passing Senate Bill 188 they moved it through a committee during the deadly bomb cyclone that caused Democratic Gov. Jared Polis […]

ColoradoPolitics: Colorado House committee passes anti-TABOR bill for schools, roads

A Democratic majority on the Colorado House Finance Committee on Monday afternoon gave the first blessing to a pair of bills that would let voters decide the future of the state’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. House Bill 1257 would refer a question to the ballot in November that asks voters if they would prefer if part […] Business community opposes Colorado paid family leave legislation

By Andrew Burger, The Colorado business community is lining up in opposition to proposed legislation that would require all job creators in the state to provide a minimum three months of paid time off. Any Colorado worker meeting specific criteria would be eligible for 12 weeks of paid family leave, according to Senate Bill […]

Battle with business heats up over Colorado Democrats’ family-leave proposal

Loren Furman, Senior Vice President of State & Federal Relations, and Brooke Colaizzi, Colorado Chamber member, discuss the family leave proposal with the Colorado Sun By Jennifer Brown for the Colorado Sun Democrats who want paid maternity and medical leave for all Colorado workers have met behind the scenes for months with the state’s top […]

‘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 […]

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 […]