Colorado House gives final OK to parental leave bill |

Colorado House gives final OK to parental leave bill

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” The House has given final approval to a bill allowing Colorado employees to take time off to attend school functions for their children. The measure now goes to the Senate.

In contrast to hours of political wrangling last week, there was no debate before the House voted Monday.

The bill would limit the unpaid leave to 18 hours in any academic year. Leave would be limited to six hours a month and could be taken only in increments of three hours or less.

Business groups oppose the measure, saying many companies have already pared staffs to the bone. They said it would create additional hardship for other employees.

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