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Workers' Compensation Out-of-state Workers Temporarily In Colorado

Concerning an exemption from the "Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado" for nonresident employers whose employees are temporarily working in Colorado.
2018 Regular Session
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

Workers' compensation - temporary workers from outside Colorado - exemption. The act establishes an exemption from the "Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado" for an out-of-state employer whose employees are working in Colorado on a temporary basis as long as:

  • The out-of-state employer furnishes coverage under the workers' compensation laws of the state in which the employee is regularly employed, which coverage applies to the employee while working temporarily in Colorado; and
  • The out-of-state employer's home state is contiguous to Colorado, recognizes the exemption, and provides a reciprocal exemption for Colorado employees temporarily working in that state.

The home state's workers' compensation laws are the sole remedy for an out-of-state worker who is injured while working temporarily in Colorado.

The division of workers' compensation in the department of labor and employment is authorized to enter into an agreement with a contiguous state to carry out the extraterritorial application of the workers' compensation or similar law of the other state.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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