HB 22-1112

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Feb 28, 2022
  • Passed House Feb 24, 2022
  • Passed Senate Mar 11, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Mar 24, 2022

Workers' Compensation Injury Notices


Current law requires an injured employee or someone else with knowledge of the injury to notify the employer within 4 days after the occurrence of an on-the-job injury, authorizes a reduction in compensation to the injured employee for failure to timely notify the employer, and tolls the 4-day period if the employer has failed to post a notice specifying the injured employee's notification deadline. The act changes the 4-day notice period to a 10-day notice period and prohibits a loss of compensation if the employer had actual notice of the injury or good cause is shown for the employee's failure to timely report the injury. If an employer fails to provide a copy of the notice of the injury to the employee or fails to post the required notice to employees, the act specifies that the time period allotted to the employee to notify the employer of an injury is tolled for the duration of the failure. The act also changes the notice that an employer is required to post in the workplace to require that the notice state the name of the insurer and that the: Employer is required to have and pay for workers' compensation insurance; Injured employee has rights under the law if the employer fails to carry workers' compensation insurance; Employee should notify employer if injured; Injury must be reported to the employer; and Employee may file a workers' compensation claim. With regard to occupational diseases, the act also: Limits the ability of the director of the division of workers compensation to reduce compensation to an employee to circumstances where the employer does not have actual knowledge of the contraction of a disease or there is not good cause shown to provide timely notice of the disease; and Repeals the provision that states that an employer is deemed to waive a failure to give notice of an occupational disease or death resulting from the disease unless the employer objects at a hearing on the claim prior to any award or decision.(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Bill Sponsors (2)


Mar 11, 2022

Feb 24, 2022


Mar 24, 2022

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Mar 18, 2022

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor


Signed by the President of the Senate

Mar 17, 2022


Signed by the Speaker of the House

Mar 11, 2022


Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Mar 10, 2022


Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments

Mar 07, 2022


Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Business, Labor, & Technology Senate Committee of the Whole

Feb 28, 2022


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology

  • Introduction
Business, Labor, & Technology

Feb 24, 2022


House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Feb 23, 2022


House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee

Feb 17, 2022


House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

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

Jan 21, 2022


Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor

  • Introduction
Business Affairs & Labor

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (03/24/2022) PDF
Final Act (03/18/2022) PDF
Rerevised (03/11/2022) PDF
Revised (03/10/2022) PDF
Reengrossed (02/24/2022) PDF
Engrossed (02/23/2022) PDF
Introduced (01/21/2022) PDF
PA1 (02/18/2022) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (01/31/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (03/04/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (07/25/2022) PDF


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