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Remedies At Law For Violating Colorado Youth Act

Concerning clarifying that workers' compensation is not the exclusive remedy for persons aggrieved by violations of the "Colorado Youth Employment Opportunity Act of 1971".
2023 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

The bill amends the "Colorado Youth Employment Opportunity Act of 1971" (act) to allow aggrieved parties, including parents of children protected by the act, to pursue remedies at law and in equity for violations of the act, that are not within the scope of in addition to workers' compensation remedies, if:

  • An injury occurs to a minor during a week when the employer intentionally required the minor to work hours in violation of those allowed by the act; or
  • An injury occurs to a minor while the minor was engaging in work prohibited by the act.

The bill also clarifies that economic damages for claims in tort recovered by a party aggrieved by a violation of the act against the employer of a minor pursuant to the bill must be reduced by the amount of compensation and benefits that the minor or the minor's dependents received for the same harm through the employer's workers' compensation insurance.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text

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