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Local governments opting out of Colorado paid leave program

Posted On: Mar. 9, 2023 10:05 AM CST

So far, more than 1,250 local governments have opted out of the contentious Colorado program requiring employers to provide paid family and medical leave, the Colorado Sun reports. That number stands to grow as the new March 31 deadline to opt out approaches. The voter-approved Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program, or FAMLI, gives employees access to 12 weeks of paid time off to care for a new child or serious family health issue, and workers can begin requesting leave in 2024.