Bloomberg Law
June 16, 2020, 6:22 PM

Colorado Lawmakers OK Paid Sick Leave Plan, Pandemic Protections

Ralph Chapoco
Ralph Chapoco

Colorado lawmakers have approved a proposal requiring employers to provide paid sick leave for workers.

The bill, passed unanimously in both chambers Monday, mandates that employers allow their workers paid sick leave related to the Covid-19 pandemic through year’s end, while also outlining rules that allow workers to accumulate leave hours at the start of next year. Businesses with 15 or fewer employees are exempt from the paid sick leave mandate until 2022 under an amendment added to the bill.

“One of the contributing factors in spreading coronavirus is people showing up to work when they are sick,” said Colorado ...

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