FAMLI Act Colorado
The FAMLI (Family and Medical Leave Insurance) Act in Colorado is a piece of legislation aimed at providing paid family and medical leave to employees in the state. The following are the key provisions of the act:
The amount of leave insurance benefits is based on a comparison of the employee’s average weekly wage and the statewide average weekly wage. The portion of an employee’s average weekly wage that is less than or equal to 50% of the state average weekly wage is replaced at a rate of 90%. The portion of the employee’s average weekly wage that is greater than 50% of the state average weekly wage is replaced at a rate of 50%. The maximum weekly benefit is 90% of the state’s average weekly wage. Leave taken in 2024 except has a maximum weekly benefit of $1,100.
The act provides up to 16 weeks of paid leave for an individual in a 12-month period.
Alll workers are entitled to FAMLI benefits once they have earned $2,500 in Colorado at any point over the preceding year. This $2,500 threshold can be met from any combination of employers.
The FAMLI program is funded through employee and employer contributions, with the employer and employee contribution capped at 0.9% of each employee’s weekly wage for 2023. Employers with more than 10 employees must contribute at least .45% of each employee’s wage up to 160,200 per year. This will increase to 1.2% in 2025.
The FAMLI Act is designed to complement other leave programs, such as the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and does not reduce an employee’s entitlement to other forms of leave.
The act requires employers to provide job protection for employees taking leave under the FAMLI Act, ensuring that they will return to the same or a similar job after leave.