Effective January 1, 2022, all Colorado employers — regardless of size — are required to provide employees with accrued leave and public health emergency leave (PHE) per the Colorado Healthy Families & Workplaces Act (HFWA). This leave must be paid at the same hourly rate or salary and with the same benefits the employee normally earns during hours worked.

As of October 15, 2022, Colorado employers are still required to provide PHE sick pay for qualified COVID-19 absences through February 2023.

If your policies already comply with HFWA, or offer more sick leave or PTO than what’s r