Initiative #93 – Safe and Healthy Workplace

StaffScapes review of the devastating labor initiatives on the November Ballot. Initiative #93 would “allow an injured employee to bring an action in District Court for compensatory and punitive damages, if the employer fails to provide a safe and healthy workplace.” The term “safe and healthy workplace” is not defined in the initiative. This new action is available in addition …

Initiative #92 – Employer Responsibility for Health Insurance

StaffScapes review of the devastating labor initiatives on the November Ballot. Initiative #92 would “Require every private employer with 20 or more employees to provide health insurance for both employees and their dependents.” The initiative also requires employers to pay at least 80 percent of the employee only premiums and 70 percent of dependent premium coverage. Employers who do not …

Initiative #76 – Allowable Reasons for Employee Discharge or Suspension

StaffScapes review of the devastating labor initiatives on the November Ballot. Initiative #76 would eliminate “at will” employment in Colorado, prohibiting employers from firing or suspending full-time employees except for reasons defined in the amendment as “just cause”.  The term “just cause” includes: incompetence; substandard performance; neglect of job duties; repeated violations of an employer’s written policies and procedures; gross …

Initiative #74 – Criminal Liability for Executives

StaffScapes review of the devastating labor initiatives on the November Ballot. Initiative #74 would “hold a business executive criminally responsible for the business’s failure to perform a duty required by law if the official knew of the duty and the failure to perform it.” The term executive extends to partners, officers, directors, managers, proprietors, supervisors and includes executives of non-profits …