The Legislative Update is a quick explanation of bills we are actively following in the Colorado State Legislature. CRA updates this list as new bills are introduced or as the status of the listed bills changes.
We have been hearing about a recent uptick in burglaries within the Denver Metro area. Crimes against restaurants are typically crimes of opportunity, and these recent reports have definitely fallen into that category. Most often these burglaries happen after the restaurant has closed, however, in several instances a burglary has occurred during business hours.
The CRA staff are taking a strong look at our organization to make sure that we are providing value to all our members – whether you are a small, independent restaurant, or a larger restaurant group.
Every year we produce The Menu of Facts, a booklet outlining the economic impact of our industry to provide to lawmakers. This handy pocket reference acts as a great conversation starter with any lawmaker or media person interested in learning more about our industry.
2016 saw a number of new regulations being enacted. CRA works to make sure you know the current rules to remain compliant with the laws. Read on for information on Minimum Wage, Reasonable Accommodation Law for Pregnant Employees, New I-9 Form and elimination of Colorado Affirmation Form, and new Labor Law Posters.
With the new year underway, we remind you about amendments to OSHA’s recordkeeping regulations that became effective Jan. 1, 2017. The revised regulations require many employers to annually submit to OSHA certain electronic injury and illness data, which will then become publicly available. The new rule also includes anti-retaliation language that covers the entire scope of employer policies on the reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses.