Your monthly communication for Colorado SHRM news,

local chapter events, Colorado legislative updates and other

HR happenings that you need to know.

From Colorado SHRM

We wish you all the best in your personal and professional endeavors in 2024!

Lead by our 2024 Board of Directors and statewide volunteers, we will continue to elevate the workplace in Colorado and drive HR excellence in new and exciting ways.

P.S. If you missed last month's COSHRM Connection, be sure to review

11 HR Resolutions for 2024!

Call for Presentations Now Open for the

2024 Colorado SHRM State Conference!

COSHRM invites you to share your knowledge and expertise with Colorado's HR professionals and business leaders at the 2024 COSHRM State Conference.

Now accepting submissions through February 29, 2024 from speakers interested in presenting in-person at the event.

The Speakers Committee will make selections and notify speakers by April 1, 2024.



Seeking Sponsors & Exhibitors for the 2024 Colorado SHRM State Conference!

We want YOU to sponsor and exhibit at the 2024 COSHRM State Conference! This signature event offers your company the valuable opportunity to get in front of HR and small business leaders and to connect with decision-making professionals from across the state and region.

The Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus for the

2024 State Conference is available now!


Colorado Legislature Officially in Session &

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Independent Contractor Rule

By Michael Santo, COSHRM Legislative Director and Managing Attorney at Bechtel & Santo

On January 9, the Colorado Legislature officially opened its 120-day session. And for those of you in an office pool regarding how long it would take the Colorado Legislature to propose the first employment-law/HR Bill, the correct answer was one (1) day, when three bills regarding human-resources issues were proposed on January 10.

One of the Bills proposed was House Bill 24-1008, which was entitled Concerning Measures to Expand General Contractor Accountability for Wage Claims Involving Contractors in the Construction Industry.

The other two Bills proposed on the first day included a Bill that would require Hospitals to establish a workplace violence prevention committee to document and review workplace violence issues (HB24-1066) and a bill that would require the Colorado Department of Labor to create and make available to employers suicide prevention education posters and notices, which Colorado employers would need to start posting in 2025 (HB24-1015).  

Additionally, on January 9, 2024, the United States Department of Labor published a final rule defining what it considers to be an “independent contractor” of a business (i.e., not an employee of a business).


Save the Date for COSHRM's Day at the Capitol!

Registration coming soon!

  • Learn why and how to effectively advocate;
  • See your legislators at work on the House and Senate floors;
  • Tour the beautiful Colorado State Capitol;
  • Meet with your local legislators to discuss current workplace issues; and
  • Observe committees in action as they discuss and debate proposed legislation.
Upcoming Local Chapter Events

COSHRM is the governing council for six local Colorado chapters as well as all SHRM at-large members in the state. We invite you to take advantage of the resources and events being offered by our SHRM-affiliated chapters.

Interested in joining a local chapter? See the bottom of this email for more information.

Retention in the World of Women, Burnout, and DEI

January 25 | 9:00am - 10:00am

Presented by High Country HRA | Members Free; Non-Members $35

Virtual event

CSSHRM New Member Meet & Greet

January 31 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Presented by Colorado Springs SHRM | Members & Non-Members FREE

In-Person event in Colorado Springs, CO

Annual Mile High SHRM HR Conference

February 2 | 7:00am - 4:30pm

Presented by Mile High SHRM | Members* $405; Non-Members $575;

In-Person event in Denver, CO

* All Colorado local chapter members are eligible for the member rate;

email info@milehighshrm.org for a discount code

Ethics and Talent: How do you Recruit as an Ethical Organization?

February 14 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Presented by Northern Colorado HRA | Members $20; Non-Members $40; Premium Members FREE

In-Person event in Fort Collins, CO


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