Other Pay and Leave

 

Holiday Pay

Colorado wage law does not require nor prohibit any paid holidays, and does not require nor prohibit any extra pay for working on holidays. When an employee is paid for a non-work holiday, the holiday hours do not count towards overtime unless actual work was performed on the holiday.

Severance Pay

Colorado wage law does not require nor prohibit severance pay. Severance pay is a benefit offered by employers at their own discretion. Severance pay is not wages or compensation for the purposes of the Colorado Wage Act.

Sick Pay and Sick Leave

Colorado wage law does not require nor prohibit sick pay or sick leave, or bereavement pay or bereavement leave. Colorado wage law does not require employers to provide time off due to illness or injury. Persons inquiring about family, medical, or sick leave should contact the U.S. Department of Labor as federal law may apply, or contact Colorado Workers' Compensation or an attorney for additional guidance.

Medical and Pregnancy Leave

Colorado has not enacted a medical leave or pregnancy leave law that applies to employees in the private sector. Persons inquiring about medical or pregnancy leave should contact the U.S. Department of Labor at 866-487-9243, as the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) or other federal laws may apply. Questions regarding workers' compensation should be directed to the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation at 303-318-8700.

Disability Leave

Colorado does not require paid leave for workers with disabilities. Individuals with questions regarding disability and employment discrimination issues may contact the Colorado Civil Rights Division at 303-894-2997, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at 800-669-4000, or an attorney for information and guidance.

Domestic Abuse Leave Law

Colorado Revised Statutes 24-34-402.7 permits an employee to request or take up to three working days of leave from work in any twelve-month period, with or without pay, if the employee is the victim of domestic abuse, stalking, sexual assault, or any other crime related to domestic abuse.

References

Advisory Bulletin: Holiday Pay, Severence Pay, Sick Pay, Sick Leave, and Compensatory Time, 7(I)
Advisory Bulletin: Medical Leave, Pregnancy Leave, and Disability, 13(II) 
Colorado Minimum Wage Order Number 30 (Section 4)  
Colorado Revised Statutes 8-4-101(8)(b)  (Severence Pay)
Colorado Revised Statutes 24-34-402.7 (Domestic Abuse Leave)

Websites

Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation
Colorado Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Labor FMLA Guidance
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission