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Other Leaves: Colorado

Other Leaves requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Thomas W. Carroll, Susan W. Kline and Mary L. Will, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP


  • There are several types of leave that may be available to employees under Colorado law that employers should be aware of, including laws relating to adoption, domestic abuse, jury duty, military training and service, nursing mothers, pregnancy, emergency volunteer activities and voting. See Colorado-Leaves of Absence.
  • The Colorado Family Care Act requires Colorado employers covered by the FMLA to provide eligible employees with leave similar to FMLA leave (up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period) to care for a domestic or civil union partner who has a serious health condition. See Colorado Family Care Act.