SB 20-205

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jun 09, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jun 09, 2020
  • Passed House Jun 13, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Jul 14, 2020

Sick Leave For Employees

Abstract

On the effective date of the act through December 31, 2020, all employers in the state, regardless of size, are required to provide each of their employees paid sick leave for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the amounts and for the purposes specified in the federal "Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act" in the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act". Starting January 1, 2021, for employers with 16 or more employees, and starting January 1, 2022, for all employers, the act requires employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees, accrued at one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 48 hours per year. An employee begins accruing paid sick leave when the employee's employment begins, may use paid sick leave as it is accrued, and may carry forward and use in subsequent calendar years up to 48 hours of paid sick leave that is not used in the year in which it is accrued. An employer is not required to allow the employee to use more than 48 hours of paid sick leave in a year. Employees may use accrued paid sick leave to be absent from work for the following purposes: The employee has a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; needs a medical diagnosis, care, or treatment related to such illness, injury, or condition; or needs to obtain preventive medical care; The employee needs to care for a family member who has a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; needs a medical diagnosis, care, or treatment related to such illness, injury, or condition; or needs to obtain preventive medical care; The employee or family member has been the victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or harassment and needs to be absent from work for purposes related to such crime; or A public official has ordered the closure of the school or place of care of the employee's child or of the employee's place of business due to a public health emergency, necessitating the employee's absence from work. In addition to the paid sick leave accrued by an employee, the act requires an employer, regardless of size, to provide its employees an additional amount of paid sick leave during a public health emergency in an amount based on the number of hours the employee works. The act prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee who uses the employee's paid sick leave or otherwise exercises the employee's rights under the act. Employers are required to notify employees of their rights under the act by providing employees with a written notice of their rights and displaying a poster, developed by the division of labor standards and statistics (division) in the department of labor and employment (department), detailing employees' rights under the act. The director of the division will implement and enforce the act and adopt rules necessary for such purposes. An employer found in violation of the act is liable to the employee for back pay and other equitable damages. The act treats an employee's information about the employee's or a family member's health condition or domestic abuse, sexual assault, or harassment case as confidential and prohibits an employer from disclosing such information or requiring the employee to disclose such information as a condition of using paid sick leave. The act specifies the conditions in which collective bargaining agreements result in compliance with, or exemption from, the act. $206,566 is appropriated to the department for use by the division to implement the act, based on the assumption that the division will require an additional 2.7 FTE for such purpose. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


Jul 14, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Jun 29, 2020

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Jun 22, 2020

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Jun 15, 2020

Senate

Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass

Senate

Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Reconsider - CCR produced

House

House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass

Jun 13, 2020

Senate

Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 12, 2020

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor

Jun 11, 2020

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Jun 10, 2020

House

House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Health & Insurance

Jun 09, 2020

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance + Appropriations

  • Introduction
Appropriations Health & Insurance

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor

Jun 08, 2020

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Jun 06, 2020

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Senate Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Jun 03, 2020

Senate

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

May 26, 2020

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (07/14/2020) PDF
Final Act (06/29/2020) PDF
Rerevised (06/13/2020) PDF
Revised (06/12/2020) PDF
Reengrossed (06/09/2020) PDF
Engrossed (06/08/2020) PDF
Introduced (05/26/2020) PDF
PA2 (06/06/2020) PDF
PA1 (06/04/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (06/06/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (06/10/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (05/28/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (06/10/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (09/08/2020) PDF

Sources

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