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Workplace Security: Colorado

Workplace Security requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Mary L. Will and Tareen Zafrullah, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • Colorado employers may use the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, deductions from wages and Colorado theft laws to protect their property. See Securing Employer Property.
  • Colorado requires employers to notify residents of the likelihood that their personal information has been subject to a data breach. See Data Breaches.
  • Courts may issue protective orders to prevent assault, bodily harm, domestic abuse, emotional abuse of the elderly or of an at-risk adult, or stalking. If an employer shows a risk of imminent harm to its employees, the court may issue a protective order in the name of the business for the protection of the employees. See Violence.
  • Colorado issues concealed weapons permits, but state law explicitly reserves the right of private employers to limit weapons in the workplace. See Guns and Weapons in the Workplace.
  • Certain qualifying employees involved in volunteer emergency management, emergency services and disaster work are entitled to up to 15 days of leave per calendar year to respond to disaster emergencies. See Emergency Plans and Emergency Closings.