Posted inBusiness, Crime and Courts, News, Politics and Government

Southwest Airlines sues Colorado officials over the state’s new sick leave law

Southwest Airlines is suing the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment in federal court, claiming the state’s new sick leave law “imposes a pervasive and comprehensive paid sick leave scheme on employers.” The airline claims it already provides generous paid sick leave to its employees and that Colorado’s sick leave policy contradicts and prevents the […]

Posted inEquity, News

Nonprofit gives $1.5M cash to more than 600 formerly incarcerated Coloradans transitioning back to community

Heather Fitzsimmons was working on getting her life back together and staying clean while on probation in Aurora when she noticed what seemed to be an extra deposit in the account where she gets paid. Fitzsimmons called to alert her employers at the Center for Employment Opportunities in Denver, part of a national organization providing […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: How emotionally intelligent bosses make Colorado a better place to work

Millions of employees left their jobs last year in what has been dubbed “the Great Resignation,” and Colorado, as the state with the fourth-highest number of resignations, is hardly immune. Yet Colorado also is better positioned than most to weather this talent shakeup because we lead the country in offering innovative benefits, work-life balance and […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, Health, News

COVID-related labor laws, from vaccine mandates to paid leave, have Colorado employers confused

As another COVID year comes to a close, there’s confusion among employers who are balancing vaccine requirements with labor shortages and trying to keep up with changes to national, state and local labor laws. Some government mandates are facing challenges in court, but other COVID-related policies, like paid sick leave, will continue into 2022. Providing […]