End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Background on the Colorado Public Health Emergency (PHE) Leave All employers in Colorado have been obligated to provide PHE leave since January 1, 2021 for COVID-19 related absences. The law was enacted to address the COVID-19 pandemic and contains broad language applicable to any public health emergency declared by federal, state, or local public health agency. […]

Monthly Economic Indicators May 2023

Metro Denver EDC Dear EDC Investors, Partners and Friends, Last month, the Metro Denver EDC, in collaboration with the Colorado Space Coalition, Colorado Air and Space Port, and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, hosted a reception at the 38th Space Symposium. We want to thank Governor Polis and Lieutenant Governor Primavera for […]

Looking for a Few Good Volunteers

Architecture & Construction Career Cluster Program with Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain MCA is proud to partner with Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain (JA). As the exclusive sponsor of the Architecture and Construction Career Cluster on the JA Here to Career digital platform, we are able to introduce students to careers in the skilled trades before they […]

Monthly Economic Indicators April 2023

Metro Denver EDC Monthly Economic Indicators Highlights: All seven counties in Metro Denver reported over-the-year decreases in the unemployment rate in February. Adams and Arapahoe counties reported the largest drop of 1.4% over-the-year. The Metro Denver unemployment rate has remained below 3% for 10 consecutive months. Denver International Airport announced that over 5.5 million passengers were served […]

Rein in construction liability in Colorado

Just think about the punishing impact of erecting another barrier to the construction of single-family homes — in a state whose soaring real estate prices attest to a shortage of housing stock.         #Coleg let’s #PutCOFirst!  If Gov. Jared Polis really wants to create more affordable housing, he ought to set aside his […]

Metro Denver EDC: Benchmark for Monthly Economic Indicators March 2023

Dear EDC Investors, Partners and Friends: The Current Employment Statistics (CES) employment estimates, which are derived using a sampling methodology, are benchmarked annually each March to actual employment counts from a census of the employer population. These counts come primarily from employment data provided in unemployment insurance tax reports that nearly all employers are required to […]

Paid Family Medical Leave Town Hall

The FAMLI team held another statewide Virtual Town Hall today. As promised, you will find links to the slide decks and recordings of todays’ sessions below.  Watch the recording View The slide deck If we didn’t get to your question today, we will have more town halls coming up soon! Please subscribe to our newsletter […]

Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act

The attorneys from Fisher Phillips will answer common questions about the upcoming Colorado Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act (FAMLI), including: Purpose of C.R.S. Section 8-13.3-501 et seq. Eligibility Duration Amount of benefits Premiums Leave and employment protection Coordination of benefits Notice and documentation Click to view Passcode: R&+8LejS

Fisher Phillips’s Workplace Law Forecast 2023

The economic uncertainty we’re experiencing won’t be going away anytime soon and it will have ripple effects across your workplace. The indelible mark that the pandemic left on the workplace is still present, too, and will continue to have some unexpected consequences. Help set the stage for a successful 2023. Read the report below.  Read […]

Energize Denver & Building Performance Requirements

The Energize Denver Performance Requirements updated regulations were adopted on November 17, 2022, originally passed by City Council on November 21, 2021. The ordinance establishes energy use intensity (EUI) targets for commercial and multifamily buildings 25,000 square feet and larger, prescriptive measures for buildings 5,000-25,000 sq. ft., and electrification updates to building code over time. […]