- Passage of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in 1935 and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 1938 caused employers to create an organization originally called the Colorado Employers Council. Founded in 1939, the Council started with 100 members seeking to share labor relations and wage data.
- In 1945, the Council was renamed Mountain States Employers Council (MSEC). By that time, MSEC had grown to over 250 members and had begun providing legal services beyond labor relations.
- Today, MSEC has over 3,000 members from 77 different industries. The top three industries MSEC serves are health services, business services, and educational services.
- MSEC began its regional expansion in 2000 by opening its Southern Colorado Regional Office in Colorado Springs, Colorado. MSEC opened its Northern Colorado Regional Office in Fort Collins, Colorado, in 2006. And, in 2009, MSEC opened an office in Scottsdale, Arizona, providing services to former members of the Arizona Employers Council.
- 2014 marks our 75th anniversary! Today, MSEC’s staff of 187 includes HR professionals with nine different professional certifications (e.g., PHR, SPHR, GPHR, CEBS), and a total of over 280 years of experience. MSEC also employs 45 licensed labor and employment law attorneys. In 2012, 23,569 individuals participated in MSEC training.
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