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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 various types of leave that may be available to an employee in Colorado. See Leaves of Absence.
  • Colorado does not have a state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • The Colorado Family Care Act requires a Colorado employer covered by the FMLA to provide eligible employees with leave similar to FMLA leave to care for a domestic or civil union partner who has a serious health condition. See Colorado Family Care Act.
  • A qualified volunteer who is called into service by a volunteer organization for a disaster is entitled to up to 15 work days of leave per year for the time the volunteer is serving. See Qualified Volunteer Leave.
  • Depending on an employee's working hours, an employer must allow an employee eligible to vote to be absent from work for two hours, with pay, in order to vote. If the polls are open for three hours of nonwork time, the employee will not be entitled to leave. See Voting Leave.