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CO Compliance Connection - Resources- January 2022

January 6, 2022

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Important Resources 

Normally, we offer valuable information, links to other websites, etc.  This year, we would like to start off by offering a couple of resources that prove important and useful to your organization.

Please drop us a line and let us know if you like these resources and would like to see more of them in the future.

Colorado Overtime & Minimum Pay Standards #38

The following link is to the new COMPS poster that must be displayed with your labor posters and included with your employee handbook if you have one.  For those of you that purchased our employee handbook package, we will send this as a signature ready addendum for your file.

Let us know if you have any questions!


OSHA’S COVID-19 Vaccination ETS Checklist

The following is a checklist organization may follow to prepare for when the ETS becomes a mandate.  This is not an all-inclusive list but a great start!

Complying with the OSHA ETS

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates – Checklist

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) that requires all businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure workers are either tested for COVID-19 once a week or fully vaccinated.

Brief Timeline of the ETS

The White House issued the ETS in November 2021. A week later, the order was blocked in federal court, effectively suspending enforcement of the rule.

On Dec. 17, 2021, the ETS was reinstated in federal court, allowing its enforcement to go forward. Employers now have until Jan. 10, 2022, to comply with most ETS obligations. Feb. 9, 2022, is the current deadline for employers to implement testing requirements. 

This checklist is a jumping-off point to help employers prepare for the rule. Not all items will apply to all employers in every circumstance.


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Written By:

Kelly Murphy

Kelly Murphy

Senior HR Business Partner

Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge with nearly 30 years of human resource experience. She provides expertise in various human resource categories, including employee relations, performance management, HR Form creation/review (employee handbooks, job descriptions, etc.), employee/management training, workplace investigations, etc. Her human resource certifications include PHR (Professional Human Resources) and SHRM-PC (Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional). 

Kelly attended Colorado Mesa University and Waldorf University, where she earned a degree in Human Resource Management and Business Administration with Summa Cum Laude honors. She was named Western Colorado Human Resource Association Professional of the Year, 2013, and currently serves on the Board of Directors. She also is a member of the WCHRA Skills Development Committee, the WCCA Education Committee, and the Members/Events Committee. She serves as an Ambassador for both the Fruita and Palisade Chamber of Commerce.