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    Legislative Snippets

    Get the lastest news on legislation updates, proposed changes, court cases and other intersting snippets. This information is provided by COSHRM's former Legislative Director, Lara Makinen. Click HERE for the latest edition.

    Colorado General Assembly Meeting Times and Locations

    Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee:
    Monday and Wednesday at 1:30 pm in Senate Committee, Room 354.

    House Business Affairs and Labor Committee:
    Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 pm, Room 0112.

    Daily Schedules can be found on the General Assembly’s website.

    Legislative Affairs Director

    Colin Walker
    Director
    Fairfield and Woods, P.C.
    303.894.4450
    cwalker@fwlaw.com

    Colorado Register & Vote
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    Colorado Voting Laws

    Time:  Employees must be allowed to be absent from work for up to two hours in order to vote unless the employee has three or more consecutive non-working hours during the polling period.  To be eligible for the time off an employee must make an application prior to the day of the election.  Employers may specify the hours for the absence.  At employee request, such hours must be either at the beginning or end of the shift.

    Pay:  The employer must pay absent employees their normal wages for the two hours.

    Penalties:  Failure to comply with Colorado law may subject employers to fines up to $1,000 and/or jail for up to one year.

    Internet Resources

    U.S. Department of Labor
    HR Legal News
    Government Track  Track bills and members of the United States Congress
    Find Law  Legal information, lawyer profiles and a community to help you make legal decisions
    Real Clear Politics  Opinion, news, analysis, videos and polls
    BLR  leading provider of compliance and training solutions in the hr-employment (DOL), compensation, safety (OSHA) and environmental (EPA) areas
    ELT, Inc. Ethics and compliance experts

    Executive Branch Resources:
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/
    http://www.justice.gov/
    http://www.dol.gov/

    Legislative Branch Resources:
    http://www.senate.gov/
    http://www.house.gov/
    http://www.congress.org/news/

    Judicial Branch Resources:
    http://www.supremecourt.gov/
    http://www.fjc.gov/

    Colorado Legislative Council
    http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CGA-LegislativeCouncil/CLC/1200536089188

    SHRM Express Request:  Colorado State Law Resources
    http://apps2.shrm.org/HRResources/ExpressRequests.aspx?type=2

    SHRM’s Focus on HR video series:
    http://www.shrm.org/multimedia/video/focusonhr/Pages/2012_5_24.aspx