Colorado Publishes Revised Notice to Employer of Injury, Discrimination in Employment and Public Health Rights Posters
Posted on August 23, 2022 byLaborLawCenter™
State Update Overview
|Date Updated||August 2022|
|Labor Law Update||Workers’ Compensation, Discrimination Law and Paid Leave Law|
|What Changed||Workers’ compensation reporting procedures, reporting deadline for discrimination claims and compensation requirements for paid leave|
|Mandatory or Non-Mandatory||Mandatory|
|Updated Poster||Colorado Labor Law Poster|
In August 2022, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Division of Workers’ Compensation published a revised Notice to Employer of Injury with added information about reporting procedures.
Colorado Workers’ Compensation Law Update
- Employers must adhere to the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act.
- Employees must report injuries in the workplace within 10 days.
- The need for medical treatment must be reported to the employer.
- A workers’ compensation claim may be filed with the Division of Workers’ Compensation using the contact information provided.
In August 2022, the Colorado Department of Regulation Agencies Civil Rights Division revised the Colorado Law Prohibits Discrimination in Employment notice extending the deadline for filing discrimination complaints.
Colorado Discrimination Law
- Deadline for filing discrimination claims must be filed within 300 days rather than 6 months.
- A 6 month filing deadline still applies to discriminatory incidents occurring on or before August 9, 2022.
In June 2022, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment revised the Public Health Rights Poster: Paid Leave, Whistleblowing, & Protective Equipment Notice to clarify compensation requirements and edit the meaning of PHEW.
Colorado Public Health Rights Law
- Employees are required to be paid their regular pay rate during leave, and benefits must continue.
- “PHEW” revised to stand for Protected Health/Safety Expression & Whistleblowing
- The notice summarizes the law set forth under SB 22-097.
Colorado Labor Law Poster Update
All businesses within the State of Colorado must display the new Notice to Employer of Injury, Colorado Law Prohibits Discrimination in Employment and Paid Leave, Whistleblowing, & Protective Equipment posters along with other state-mandated posting requirements where it is sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our Colorado & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.
Order the Colorado Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.
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