Colorado Employers: Stay Informed with Employers Council Handbook Updates

By Kirsten Ellis posted 03-01-2024 09:24 AM


Amid the ever-changing landscape of employment law, Employers Council is dedicated to keeping our members well-informed. We have compiled a selection of handbook updates specifically for Colorado, including recommended language and the revision dates. If your handbook was updated prior to any of the dates listed below, we recommend updating the policies using the linked resources. 

The dates provided reflect when Employers Council last revised the policy, not necessarily when a law was enacted. While this list is not exhaustive, it highlights the key policies that are essential for maintaining compliance. Please note that only members will have access to the linked information. For information on becoming a member, please contact our Sales Team 

Some of the links below contain other state information, but this article focuses on Colorado updates and may not include all the recommended updates for other states. 

April 2023 

August 2023 

September 2023 

October 2023 

  • Federal Contractor Ban on TikTok App All federal contractors must comply with the newly introduced Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.204-27, which specifies the ban of the TikTok application on employee devices used in relation to federal contracts. 

  • Content Generating AI Software Recommended policy around growing use of AI in the workplace. 

  • Colorado Secure Savings Act Most Colorado employers are required to provide a retirement option or enroll employees in the Secure Savings program. There is a sample policy for both options.  

December 2023 

  • COMPS The newest poster for 2024. 

February 2024 

  • FAMLIImplementation of the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI). 

  • Remove separate medical leave policies for those employers not under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or with pre- or post-FMLA medical leave policies as these are now covered under FAMLI. 

  • Colorado Family Care ActMost companies run this concurrently with FMLA and likely plan on running it concurrently with FAMLI as well. It is recommended to update language to include FAMLI in your FMLA and Colorado Family Care Act policy. 

If you have questions about any of the above or about handbook updates in Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, or Wyoming, please contact us. For California updates, please contact our California Team. For more tips on updating your handbook, this Employers Council article provides additional resources.