Winter Stands Up for Pregnant Women

April 29, 2016

(April 29) – Rep. Faith Winter’s Colorado Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which protects pregnant employees’ health and ability to work, earned final approval from the House with a bipartisan 40-25 vote this morning. Examples of reasonable accommodations outlined in HB16-1438 include more frequent bathroom breaks, access to a water bottle, seating and, if available, transfer

Pregnant Workers Bill of Rights

April 26, 2016

(April 26) – Rep. Faith Winter’s Colorado Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which protects pregnant employees’ health and ability to work, passed the House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee today on a bipartisan 9-4 vote. Examples of reasonable accommodations outlined in HB16-1438 include more frequent bathroom breaks, access to a water bottle, seating and, if available,

Shining a Light on Bad Actors

April 21, 2016

(April 21) – A bill by Rep. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, to put an end to the secrecy around companies found guilty of wage theft passed the House Judiciary Committee unanimously this afternoon. Wage theft refers to the illegal practice of paying employees less than they deserve by requiring employees to conduct work off the

Hamner Mine Cleanup Bill Passes House

April 14, 2016

(April 14) – A bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, to fund cleanups at legacy mining sites in Colorado earned final approval from the House on a 63-2 vote this morning. “This bill allows for funding in any emergency situation at a legacy mine site,” said Rep. Hamner, who shares prime sponsorship of