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Employee Traffic Reduction Program (ETRP) Listening Session for Northern Colorado Employers


11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Online
Quick Link to Register

In response to legislation passed in 2019 which mandates reductions to Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG), the state’s Air Pollution Control Division, has proposed a mandatory program, Employee Traffic Reduction Program (ETRP), under which all employers with 100 or more workers must reduce the number of single-occupant vehicles on our roads. Proposed strategies include ridesharing, transit use, remote work, flex-scheduling and parking management. As currently proposed, employers would need to demonstrate at least 25% of their workforce participate in trip reduction methods by January 1, 2023. The rate accelerates to 40% by January 1, 2025.

This listening session has been set up for Northern Colorado employers to engage in conversation with the State and share thoughts on how this could effect your business

The Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance is tracking this issue and have assembled additional information and resources here.

When registering, please note participant information will be shared with the presenters.

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SB 21-176 – Protecting Opportunities and Worker’s Rights (POWR) Act

Legislation has been introduced to amend the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act to expand employer liability while removing established remedies.  The Chamber, along with NCLA, believes the proposed changes will adversely impact employer-employee relationships, create a more challenging work environment and raise the cost of doing business within the state.

Of greatest concern, HB 21-176 dictates the following:

  • The definition of a “hostile work environment” would be expanded to include employer liability should an employee, contractor, subcontractor or intern perceives any conduct that “offends, humiliates, distresses, or intrudes upon the individual or otherwise interferes with and undermines the individual’s personal sense of well-being or safety”, or “affects the individual’s ability to perform the individual’s job”.
  • The current legal standard of demonstrating “severe or pervasive” conditions will be repealed, as a single incident is sufficient to establish employer liability.
  • The nature of the work environment will no longer be considered, meaning a construction site would be treated the same as a coffee shop.
  • Employers could be held liable even when the employer or an individual’s supervisor is unaware of offensive behavior or remark made by another employee, contractor or customer.
  • As defined by the aggrieved individual, an employer is held liable if it fails to conduct a reasonable investigation of any perceived violation.
  • The Act would effectively eliminate the ability of the employer to enter into a binding confidentiality, non-disclosure or non-disparagement agreement with an aggrieved individual.
  • A judge would no longer be permitted to dismiss a case believed to lack merit.

A full analysis of the POWR Act can be found here.

You are encouraged to contact your State Representative and Senator to voice your concerns with the POWR Act. 

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Virtual Meet the Legislators Hosted by NCLA – April 9, 2021

Meet your northern Colorado legislators and leaders from around the area at a virtual event hosted by NCLA.

Do you ever wonder who is representing northern Colorado? Would you like an opportunity to meet them? Maybe you want to know more about what these legislators and leaders are up to. Or maybe you’re in the know and want a chance to catch up with these folks. Then this is the virtual event you’ve been looking for.

Register in advance here

Do you ever wonder who is representing northern Colorado? Would you like an opportunity to meet them? Maybe you want to know more about what these legislators and leaders are up to. Or maybe you’re in the know and want a chance to catch up with these folks. Then this is the virtual event you’ve been looking for.

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Legislative Update – January 28, 2021

Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (NCLA) representative Sandra Hagen Solin was at the Colorado State Capitol on January 28, 2021 providing an update on NCLA progress and where we are as we await the restart of the legislative session on February 16.

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