IECRM is honored to help you navigate through these unprecedented times during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you will find a bulleted recap of the discussion and helpful links to resources mentioned during the November 18th Member Forum.
We will hold Member Forums on Wednesdays, December 2 and December 9. Register here for these upcoming sessions.
If you have any questions to ask of our subject matter experts or suggestions for future Member Forums, please contact IECRM CEO Marilyn Akers Stansbury at email@example.com.
Watch the VIDEO RECORDING of this week’s forum.
We greatly appreciate our Subject Matter Expert from the November 18th COVID-19 Legislative Update. Kristin White, Attorney at Law at Fisher & Phillips, LLP continues to provide great perspective for our members’ businesses on COVID-19. Here’s her contact information:
- Kristin White, Attorney at Law Fisher & Phillips, LLP //www.fisherphillips.com/offices-denver
COVID-19 Impacts & Resources:
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
- Equal Pay Transparency Rules, 7 CCR 1103-13: a new set of rules implementing the job and promotion posting transparency requirements of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, SB 19-085.
- State Labor Relations Rules, 7 CCR 1103-12: a new set of rules implementing the Colorado Partnership for Quality Jobs and Services Act (the “Colorado WINS” bill), HB 1153.
- Colorado WARNING Rules (Whistleblower, Anti-Retaliation, Non-Interference, and Notice-Giving), 7 CCR 1103-11: a new set of rules implementing both (A) the whistleblower and worker PPE rights law, the Public Health Emergency Whistleblower Act, HB 20-1415, and (B) the similar rights-protection provisions of the paid sick days law — since both laws have similar provisions on giving employees notices of rights, on interference with rights, and on retaliation prohibitions.
- Wage Protection Rules, 7 CCR 1103-7: an existing set of rules, amended with new sections implementing the paid sick days requirements of the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, SB 20-205, since that law declares paid sick days to be “wages” within existing Colorado wage statutes and rules.
- COMPS (Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards) Order #37, 7 CCR 1103-1: an annual inflation-updating of the Colorado minimum wage, plus a limited set of other amendments responding to stakeholder feedback. COVID Resources
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights For someone who gets COVID or has childcare issues due to COVID, 80 hours of pay is required to be available. Resets to 80 hours again in January 2021.
- Sick Leave For Employees – Colorado’s “Families First Coronavirus Response Act”
- Fisher Phillip’s Newly Enhanced COVID-19 Litigation Tracker Reveals 3 Surprising Trends For Employers
- Governor Polis Provides Update on COVID-19 & Announces Special Legislative Session to Help Provide COVID Relief (11/17/20)
- Latest COVID-19 Update from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (11/17/20)