On July 14, 2020, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed SB20-205, known as the “Healthy Families and Workplaces Act” (the Act), into law. The law is an overhaul of Colorado’s paid sick leave statutes. It requires employers to provide paid sick leave to employees under various circumstances. In addition to addressing general paid sick leave, the Act also expands Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-specific paid sick leave. In looking at the various changes, it will be important for employers (and employees) to view the changes not only as COVID-19 related, but also as long-term changes that may have an impact on their sick leave policy.
Read the full GT Alert, “Colorado Passes the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.”