Emergency Rules Require Public Health Emergency Leave for ALL Employees on January 1

By  Brooke Colaizzi, Amy Knapp, and Beth Ann Lennon

On December 23, 2020, the Division of Labor Standards and Statistics in the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) adopted temporary or emergency rules concerning the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA) as it applies beginning on January 1, 2021. Specifically, the rules interpret the HFWA’s requirement that employers provide employees with supplemental paid sick leave of up to 80 hours for a public health emergency to be applicable to all employers, regardless of size and industry, and immediately upon January 1, 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the full advisory HERE.