Colorado employer-practice-related bill package Email

 

Legislative updateThere is a package of employer-practice-related bills in the Colorado legislature that ALCC opposes.  We feel that the state should not legislate the employer-employee relationship. Good business practices will result in a responsible, respectful relationship. The landscape industry agrees that employee safety is paramount, as is treating employees with respect and offering benefits such as paid sick leave and time off for family-related reasons.

The package includes:

HB16-1001 The bill requires a business that bids for a contract with a governmental body to submit with its bid certification that it is in compliance with state and federal equal pay standards and laws; except that this requirement does not apply to businesses that have 50 or fewer employees.

HB16-1002 The bill would reenact (with some modifications) the expired "Parental Involvement in K-12 Education Act" (2009 act), which allowed an employee of an employer who is subject to the federal "Family and Medical Leave Act" to take leave from work for the purpose of attending academic activities for or with the employee's child. 

HB16-1156 The bill would prohibit action against an employee for sharing wage information.

HB16-1166 The bill would make it an unfair employment practice for an employer to seek salary history information, including compensation and benefits, about an applicant for employment.

HB16-1167 The bill would create the Colorado Family First Employer Act and establishes a program that recognizes Colorado employers that meet certain family-friendly requirements.

HB16-1202 This bill would require that all employers in the state verify the work eligibility status of new employees through the federal e-verify program.

SB 16-054 The bill permits local government to change the minimum wage within its jurisdiction.

SB16-114 This bill would require that employers provide employee-earned paid sick time to their employees.

Additionally, ALCC supports Senate Bill 16-076, which would repeal the state employment reporting requirements related to federal employment eligibility standards. This reporting requirement is redundant and adds an unnecessary burden to employers.

You can read more about each bill and track its progress at http://www.coloradocapitolwatch.com/bill-tracker-votes/0/1550/2016/0/.

 
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