Colorado Employment Law Update – May 2018

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Exemption from Workers’ Compensation for Out-of-State Employers

On April 30, 2018, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed legislation (H.B. 1308) establishing an exemption from the Workers’ Compensation Act of Colorado for an out-of-state employer whose employees are working in Colorado on a temporary basis as long as both of the following apply:

  • The out-of-state employer furnishes coverage under the workers’ compensation laws of the state in which the employee is regularly employed, which coverage applies to the employee while working temporarily in Colorado.
  • The out-of-state employer’s home state is contiguous to Colorado, recognizes the exemption, and provides a reciprocal exemption for Colorado employees temporarily working in that state.

The home state’s workers’ compensation laws are the sole remedy for an out-of-state worker who is injured while working temporarily in Colorado.

The law became effective April 30, 2018.

Read CO H.B. 1308

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