Here is What We Know
- Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed the Health Families and Workplaces Act into law, Tuesday, July 14th
- On January 1, 2021, employers with 16 or more employees will need to start providing paid sick leave.
- On January 1, 2022, all employers will be required to provide paid sick leave.
- The Act requires that covered employers provide one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, capping at 48 hours of paid sick leave per year.
- The Act provides paid sick leave for employees and their family members:
- Who have a mental or physical illness, injury or health condition that prevents the employee from working
- In addition, The Act provides up to 80 hours of paid sick leave in the event of a declared public health emergency.
- The act will extend FFRCA coverage to all employers, including larger employers with over 500 employees in the state.
- According to Colorado Senate Democrats, “40% of Coloradans currently don’t get guaranteed paid sick leave.”