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Jury Duty

All regularly employed trial or grand jurors shall be paid regular wages, but not to exceed fifty dollars per day unless by mutual agreement between the employee and employer, by their employers for the first three days of juror service or any part thereof.  More>

Vacation Leave

In general, the granting of vacation leave by an employer for a current employee is made pursuant to the employer's policy. The Division of Labor Standards and Statistics does not intervene in disputes involving the scheduling of vacation leave or the denial of use of vacation leave for current employees.

Sick and Bereavement Leave

Unless you took leave related to the coronavirus COVID-19, Colorado wage law does not require nor prohibit sick pay or leave, bereavement pay, or bereavement leave. For information regarding leave related to the coronavirus, please visit the Colorado Health Emergency Leave with Pay (“Colorado HELP”) Rules page. 

With the TEMPORARY exception noted above, Colorado wage law does not require employers to provide time off due to illness or injury. For questions regarding family, medical, or sick leave 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
Colorado Revised Statutes 8-4-101(14)(a)(III) (Vacation 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


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