Legislative Updates

New Laws (and Orders) you need to be aware of.

Overtime Minimum Pay Standards

科罗拉多州劳动和补偿部门(DLC)建议修改科罗拉多州加班最低工资标准命令(COMPS命令)-点击这里阅读完整命令. There are two significant changes recommended in this order that we want you to be aware of. On January 1, 2020, Colorado’s overtime threshold will be $35,308 a year. That means any full-time employee who makes less than $35,308 annually must be paid overtime for any time over 12 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week. Under the newly proposed rule, the threshold would increase to $42,500 on July 1, 2020, and then by $3,000 each year until 2026 when it will be $57,500 a year. In the past, only employees in Retail & Service, Food & Beverage, Commercial Support Service, and Health & Medical were covered by the COMPS Order. The revised rule expands the order to cover...

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Wage Theft

HB19-1267 Concerning penalties for failure to pay wages goes into effect on 1/1/2020.  A summary of what the bill does is below:   The act defines wage theft as theft, which is a felony when the theft is of an amount greater than $2,000. 该法案增加了拒绝支付工资或赔偿,意图胁迫被拖欠工资的人的行为构成了工资盗窃. 该法案取消了因第7章破产诉讼或其他法院诉讼导致雇主对其资产控制有限而无力支付工资或赔偿的雇主的刑事处罚豁免. 该法案将“雇员”定义为为雇主的利益从事劳动或服务的任何人,并提供了确定该人是否是雇员的相关因素. The act defines "employer" as having the...

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City & County of Denver Minimum Wage

The City & County of Denver has adopted a local minimum wage ordinance that goes into effect on January 1, 2020.  The wage scale in the ordinance is as follows: $12.85 per hour on Jan. 1, 2020 $14.77 per hour on Jan. 1, 2021  $15.87 per hour on Jan. 1, 2022  Annual adjustments based on the Consumer Price Index each year thereafter. The tip credit of $3.02 from the state constitution applies to the Denver wage ordinance.  In 2020, the tipped minimum wage in Denver will be $9.83/hour.

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Changes to the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act (CCIAA)

HB19-1076 Concerning updates to the "Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act", 此外,取消了某些例外情况,并增加了与使用电子吸烟设备有关的条款,从而取消了之前的法律规定,即允许20%的酒店房间被指定为吸烟房间.  Under the new statute, no hotel rooms in Colorado can be designated as smoking.  In addition, 该法案将电子烟和电子烟添加到吸烟的定义中——任何地方都禁止吸电子烟和电子烟.  The bill went into effect on July 1, 2019.

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Marijuana Hospitality Establishments

Pending approval from local licensing authorities, HB19-1230关于大麻招待场所,允许在合法场所使用大麻.  Dual consumption of alcohol and marijuana would not be permitted in the cannabis hospitality spaces under this bill. This bill goes into effect on January 1, 2020; however, nothing will happen until/unless a municipality adopts an ordinance to legalize these establishments within their boundaries.

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Delivery of Regulated Marijuana

HB-1234关于允许受监管的大麻销售者交付受监管的大麻,为获得许可的医用大麻中心和运输商以及允许这些中心的获得许可的大麻零售商店和运输商创建了大麻交付许可证, stores, and transporters to deliver medical marijuana, medical marijuana-infused products, retail marijuana, and retail marijuana products to customers.  This bill went into effect on August 2, 2019; however, delivery is not legalized until/unless a municipality adopts an ordinance to legalize.

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Community Association Manager Licensing Program

HB-1212关于社区协会经理许可计划的重建和重现CAM许可计划,以及房地产部门及其主管在CAM许可方面的职责和责任, as they existed on June 30, 2018, with amendments reflecting an extended sunset date of September 1, 2024.  This bill went into effect on October 1, 2019.

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Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

SB19-085关于制定“同工同酬法”,以采取措施防止薪酬不平等/改变根据雇员性别提出的工资歧视投诉的执行程序,并要求雇主1)宣传升职机会, including salary, 2)在所有的工作列表中透露一个拟定的薪资范围;3)禁止雇主询问应聘者的薪资历史. This bill takes effect on January 1, 2021.

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Ballot Initiatives

In 2019, e世博信誉 worked closely with other stakeholders to ensure the defeat of the Right to Survive Initiative. This initiative would have:  1) prohibits Denver from enforcing essential laws that protect public safety, 2) allows people to occupy all outdoor public places, including parks and sidewalks, indefinitely, 3) eliminates all park curfews, 4) allows for people to permanently park and live in cars, and 4) allows for unfettered distribution of food in public spaces. e世博信誉仍然致力于与市政府和利益相关方合作,为丹佛的无家可归问题找到有意义和适当的解决方案.

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Tourism Improvement District

The e世博信誉 Board, in partnership with VISIT DENVER was successful in implementing Denver’s Tourism Improvement District.  The District was approved by the electors in November of 2018 and the 1% folio tax took effect on January 1, 2018.  Money generated from the tax will provide funding for:  1)  renovations to the Colorado Convention Center, 2) additional marketing funds for VISIT DENVER as appropriated by the TID Board and 3) beginning in year four, capital improvements to the Colorado Convention Center.

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Homelessness

Throughout 2017, the City came under fire by homeless advocate groups who are demanding the City repeal the camping ordinance. e世博信誉与市长的工作人员和市议会成员举行了几次会议,以确保他们了解维持露营禁令的重要性. 市长和议会的大多数成员仍然致力于维持该法令的实施,并致力于寻找替代方案来解决困扰城市的无家可归问题. 丹佛无家可归者大声喊出的生存权投票倡议由丹佛书记员和记录员认证,并将出现在2019年5月的市政选举选票上. In addition to repealing Denver’s Sit and Lie and Camping Ban ordinances, this initiative would also repeal all curfews for City parks and property. e世博信誉 is actively engaged in Together Denver, the campaign to defeat...

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Green Roofs Initiative

Following the recommendation of the Task Force, last October, 丹佛市议会通过了一项绿色建筑条例,取代了选民在2017年通过的绿色屋顶倡议.  e世博信誉积极参与起草绿色建筑条例的特别工作组,我们相信新的法律尊重选民的意愿,他们呼吁在丹佛实现更可持续的发展, while fixing the legal and practical challenges of the original ordinance.   Under the new ordinance, both new and existing buildings will be able to find viable, 为实现丹佛的气候目标提供灵活的选择——实施成本比之前的绿色屋顶计划少20%到90%.  Click here for more information on the green building ordinance, including information on obtaining a roof permit.

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Short-Term Online Rentals

2016年,丹佛市议会通过了短期网上租赁条例,要求所有短期租赁的所有房东进行登记,并向市政府缴纳房客的税款.  有关该市短期租赁条例和网上登记系统的更多信息,请点击这里.

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General Obligation Bonds

The City of Denver’s $937 million Elevate Denver Bond Program was passed by voters in November 2017. The e世博信誉 Board supported the bond package and gave $1,500 to the campaign.

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16th Street Mall Smoking Ban

After several months of stakeholder work, the Denver City Council approved the Breath Easy on the 16th Street Mall Ordinance, which bans all smoking, including vaporizers and e-cigarettes from the 16th Street Mall in mid- 2017. The e世博信誉 Board supported the “Breathe Easy on the 16th Street Mall” ordinance. The only The more that you understand about creating custom term papers, the better you affordable-papers.net will be. reason why many students procrastinate is because they feel they don't have sufficient time to compose an essay.

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Security Guard License

In October, 2017, the Denver City Council adopted revisions to the Security Guard Licensure ordinance.  This ordinance requires that all security guards, both in-house and third party, receive a license from the City prior to beginning work as a security guard.  拥有内部保安的物业需要获得私人保安公司许可证,所有保安人员必须单独获得保安许可证.  For more information on the ordinance, including license requirements, please click here.

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Gender Neutral Restrooms

The Denver City Council approved an amendment to the building code that changes signage requirements for single-stall restrooms. Single-stall restrooms that had were previously required to be signed as “men’s” or “women’s” will become gender-neutral. No changes to fixtures for these restrooms are required by this change; however, new signage for existing restrooms was required to be installed. This change does not apply to multiple-stall restrooms.

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Energize Denver

Denver’s benchmarking ordinance requires owners of buildings over 25,000 square feet to annually benchmark the energy use. 城市的项目还鼓励租户提高其空间的能源效率,并提供资源来提高建筑的效率.  Click here to learn more about Energize Denver.

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Cannabis Consumption Licenses

In November 2016, Denver voters approved Initiative 300, 该法案创建了一个为期四年的试点项目,允许企业申请允许社会消费大麻的许可证. 大麻消费许可证的申请人必须获得在城市注册的社区组织或商业改善区(Business Improvement District)的批准. e世博主页 President, Amie Mayhew served on the Committee the City formed to oversee the implementation of initiative 300.

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