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    NCHRA Presents:What you need to know about Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act and the Public Health Emergency Whistleblower law

    Date: November 11, 2020, 12:15pm – 1:30pm
    Free for NCHRA Members; $15 for non-NCHRA Members
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    About the Program

    The Legislature passed two new laws during the pandemic this summer that directly impact employers in Colorado. First, the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (“HFWA”) requires Colorado employers, regardless of size, to provide paid sick leave available under the FFCRA to employees through the rest of 2020. Starting in 2021, however, all employers in Colorado with more than fifteen employees (excluding the federal government) must provide employees with paid sick leave (and employers of all sizes will be required to provide paid sick leave starting in 2022). The paid sick leave requirements of the HFWA are wide-ranging, and will require Colorado employers to reevaluate their current offerings for sick leave and PTO. We’ll cover the HFWA, some potential pitfalls, and what employers can do now to prepare.

    We also will cover Colorado’s Public Health Emergency Whistleblower law that, among other protections, shields from retaliation those employees who raise concerns in good faith about violations of government health and safety rules in the workplace.

    About the Presenter

    Aaron is an attorney in Employers Council’s Loveland office. Aaron provides legal counsel and training to private and public sector employers in a variety of employment law matters, including Title VII and civil rights, wage and hour compliance, employee medical issues, employment & severance contracts, and personnel management. Before joining Employers Council, Aaron practiced law in Nashville, Tennessee as a trial attorney, representing the private and public sectors in state and federal courts.

    ***Deadline to Register is by Noon, Friday, November 6, 2020***


    Luncheon Sponsor:

    Thank you to our sponsor, Ameriprise Financial.