Hawaii Employment Law Update – May 2018May 7, 2018
California Employment Law Update – May 2018May 7, 2018
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