Vail Valley Partnership’s board of governors has joined most every business organization in Colorado in opposition to HB23-1118 “Fair Workweek Employment Standards”. We encourage you to oppose this legislation as well. Your voice as business owners and operators carries a lot of weight.
This bill imposes requirements on employers regarding employee work schedules and pay. Among other provisions, the draft bill provides that an employer shall provide notice of employees’ work schedules, and changes as follows:
- Requires providing a work schedule 14 days in advance.
- Employers must revise, in writing, any change to a work schedule within 24 hours of making the change.
- Requires paying employees a full hour for any amount of time added to a shift and paying two hours for any amount of time subtracted from a shift, or when there is a change to the date or time of the shift.
- Prohibits employers from scheduling employees to work another shift beginning less than 12 hours after ending their last shift. An employee can waive this in writing up to 48 hours before their shift.
- Provides overtime-like pay (1.5 times the regular pay rate) for hours an employee works within 12 hours of the last shift.
- Requires posting available hours for 4 days to fill the shifts, rather than hiring another employee.
Why It Matters:
If passed, this would be the most aggressive predictive scheduling bill that has been enacted anywhere in the country. The bill is scheduled for its first hearing in the House Business Affairs & Labor Committee on February 16th.
- Sign up to testify against this legislation
- Click here to email committee members
- Use the following talking points to draft a short personalized email to the members of the Business & Labor Committee in opposition to this legislation.
- Please share this email with your industry peers and business neighbors.