As of September 1st, employers in the state of Colorado are no longer required to provide at least one form of leave to their employees. Earlier this year, a bill to expand and extend the Parental Involvement in K-12 Education Act died in a state senate committee, and subsequently that law, which provided provide leave for employees to attend certain academic activities and functions with their children, has expired.
The now-expired law required many employers to provide up to six hours a month of leave, with a maximum of eighteen hours of leave per year. Opponents of the extension in the state house and senate argued that most employers already provide methods of requesting time off for such leave, and many provide Paid Time Off (PTO) plans which can be used as well. Whether or not your employees were actively using this leave, it is important to ensure that you remove any reference to it from your employee handbooks and/or policies.