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Reminder to Small Colorado Employers (15 or Fewer Employees) – Paid Sick Leave Requirements Start Jan. 1, 2022

Posted by: Karen Booher on October 20th, 2021

The Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA), passed by the Colorado State Legislature in June 2020, mandated that Colorado companies with 16 or more employees provide paid sick leave to their employees starting Jan. 1, 2021.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, the Act extends that mandate to ALL Colorado employers, to include those with 15 or fewer employees.

Some Key Points of the Act Relating to Paid Sick Leave

Allowed Uses for Paid Sick Leave under HFWA

Sources and Links to the Senate Bill (SB):

  1. Colorado General Assembly website/Bills
  2. SB 20-205
  3. SB 20-20205 Final Fiscal Note

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