July 2022: Colorado Updates its Paid Sick Leave Guidance

26 Jul


Update Applicable to:
All employers in the state of Colorado.

What happened?
On June 24, 2022, Colorado’s Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) published a revised version of its Interpretive Notice & Formal Opinion (INFO) #6B regarding the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA), which took effect in 2020.

What are the details?
Below are two key points that provide a brief explanation of the changes in the revised version, along with an example of how employers could count “unused” sick time:

The Impact of Sick Pay Accrual When Unused Hours Carry Over Year to Year

Employers Can “Credit” Accrued Leave Toward an Employee’s Public Health Emergency Leave Entitlement

What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links above and may want to revisit their politics to account for this new, re-visioned guidance.