EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2020 All private employers with less than 500 employees (see exemptions below) and government employers must pay up to 80 hours of paid sick leave if the employee employed for at least 30 days (3/2/2020) cannot work, including telework, if he or she: 1)  is subject to governmental quarantine or isolation order; […]

Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) Goes ‘Native’

Important changes to the Colorado Open Records Act went into effect last month. So, what does it mean and why do we care? CORA is the law allowing the public to access government records. For example, in wage-theft cases, digital information from the Colorado Department of Labor where a violation is found is available to […]

Colorado Open Records Act: A New Era

New era for  Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) effective 8/9/17. The most substantial change is that electronically stored information must be made available to the public in the format which it was created, most often referred to as “native” format. Examples of native files include: Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), Excel (.xls, xlsx), Powerpoint (.ppt, pptx), […]

Muslim Employees May Need Religious Accommodations for Ramadan

Ramadan, a holy month for Muslims, continues through June 24 this year, Those of Muslim faith abstain from eating during daylight hours. Muslim employees may seek a religious accommodation to allow for lunch break after sunset or a longer break to pray at a mosque on Fridays, which is mandatory for men (traditionally voluntary for […]