January 13, 2015
On Nov. 25, 2014, the State of Colorado Civil Rights Commission adopted revisions to its rules and regulations relating to employment discrimination. Specifically, 3 CCR Sec. 708-1 was revised to include new rules relating to the prohibition on employment discrimination against qualified employees and applicants based on sex. The rules also include pregnancy discrimination. While most of the revisions relate to employment law (such as hiring or firing, selection and promotion and retirement), some relate to fringe benefits. Under the revisions, employer contributions for fringe benefits cannot discriminate based on sex. “Fringe benefits” include insurance, pension and retirement, welfare programs, profit-sharing, bonus plans and leave. In addition, employers cannot condition fringe benefits on employees’ status as “head of household” or “principal wage earner” for their family if this condition adversely affects employees based on sex. The revisions are effective Dec. 15, 2014.
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