'Ban The Box' Bill Would Take Criminal History Question Off Job ApplicationsIt's called "ban the box" -- a bill that would ban employers from including a box asking about criminal history on initial job applications passed a House committee at the state Capitol on Tuesday.
Sen. Bennet Plans To Change Non-Paid Sick Days For WorkersThere is a new push to get paid sick leave for workers in Colorado. Sen. Micheal Bennet has a plan to change the current system which leaves about 40 percent of workers in the state without paid leave for sick days.
Cost To Business, Employees At Center Of Family Leave Act DebateA bill that is designed to help Coloradans who don't qualify for federal paid leave was debated at the state House on Thursday. Supporters claim the bill helps employees but opponents believe it puts too much financial strain on small businesses.
Bill Expanding Parental Rights Jumps Hurdle At Colorado CapitolDemocratic state lawmakers want to expand the reasons parents can get to leave work and attend events at their children's school.
Hickenlooper, Beauprez Meet For Another DebateColorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican challenger Bob Beauprez have debated seven times in their too-close-to-call gubernatorial contest.
Bill Would Require Businesses To Offer Paid Medical LeaveA new bill is aimed to try to help Coloradans who might not get paid leave to take care of a sick loved one or themselves.
Colorado GOP Calls For Armed Security At BusinessesColorado Republicans want to require businesses to provide armed security if patrons aren't allowed to carry their own firearms.
Bid Preference For Hiring Locally Gets First NodBusinesses on Tuesday lambasted a Democratic proposal that would give bidding preferences to companies that employ mostly Colorado workers for state projects, one of the highlights of the party's job-creation plan this year.
Colorado Democrats Want To Divert Some Business Tax CreditsColorado Democrats want to change a business tax credit and use the savings on different economic development ideas.
GOP Seeks Limits On New Colorado Child-Care RulesTalk about red tape: Colorado's Department of Human Services last year proposed regulating child care businesses down to the number of crayons per box and the color of dolls kids can play with.