Employers dodge powerful bullet: POWR Act's potential ramifications

Employment law in Colorado has undergone a sea change in the past year, from mandatory sick leave, to new promotional-opportunity posting requirements, to stricter whistleblower laws, and so on. But one bill from the last legislative session that didn't become law (but could have had a tremendous impact on employers) is the Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights (POWR) Act. The legislation would have dramatically increased employers' exposure to discrimination and harassment claims under the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA). While the bill stalled in committee, it could potentially return in the future in one form or another. Read More...