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Challenging Session Ahead for Business Community

Bills Roll in as Session Completes Week 1 The 2020 legislative session is off and running and, as always, the Chamber is there to advocate for Colorado’s business community. We believe that the 2019 session was a good preview for what we’re facing in 2020, and that means we’re in for a challenging 120 days (only … Read Post

The Legislative Session Has Started: What You Need to Know

We are on the fourth day of the legislative session (so, 116 to go 😊), and there’s already a lot happening that directly impacts business. Family and Medical Leave Task Force Releases Final Report Last session the top priority for the Chamber was the paid family and medical leave proposal that would have created a … Read Post

Task Force Releases Final Report Recommending State-Run Family and Medical Leave Program

Following months of meetings, studies, actuarial reports and public comment, the task force appointed to study paid family and medical leave for Colorado released a report still recommending that legislators create a state-run program. In 2019, legislators considered a bill to create a mandatory state-run program funded through a $2 billion payroll tax on employers … Read Post

Legislators Share 2020 Priorities

Transportation funding, health care, family and medical leave and education top the priorities for the business community and members of both chambers of the General Assembly going into the 2020 legislative session. How they get to those solutions is where there may be disagreement – and opportunity to compromise – leaders told nearly 500 guests … Read Post

4 Issues That Are Critical for Businesses

As we start the New Year, we want to ensure you’re aware of some of the regulatory changes that come with it. Here are four issues we think are critical for businesses of all sizes and industries to be aware of. Overtime threshold changes. As of Jan. 1, employers must now pay overtime for any … Read Post

Ready for the 2020 Legislative Session

The legislative session is just three weeks away, but our team has been hard at work getting ready for the session and closely monitoring issues that are important to your business. Watch to see what we’re tracking in this video produced by our friends at Comcast. Can’t get enough policy? Join us at our Business … Read Post

Changes to Overtime Threshold Proposed

We need your feedback on a critical policy issue impacting Colorado employers and employees. Last month, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced a proposed update to the Minimum Wage Order. This order outlines important information for Colorado employers and employees, including who is covered by minimum wage, the threshold for paying overtime and … Read Post