Colorado Announces Revised Minimum Wage Order and Workplace Public Health Rights Posters

State Update Overview

Date Updated December 2021
Labor Law Update The Colorado Labor Law Poster has been updated with newly revised Minimum Wage Order and Workplace Public Health Rights Posters
What Changed Increase in minimum wage rates and expanded employer coverage for workplace public health rights
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster Colorado Labor Law Poster

In December 2021, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment published a new Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order to include increased minimum wage rates and additional information regarding compensation requirements.

Colorado Minimum Wage Law Update

  • Minimum wage increase to $12.56 per hour or $9.54 per hour for tipped employees effective January 1, 2022
  • Additional information about overtime pay, comp time, deductions, credits, charges, new amount for tip credits, and meal and rest periods
  • New record-keeping requirements and notices of rights information added

Wage and Hour Exemptions

Employees may be exempt from wage and hour laws based on criteria associated with their salary, actual duties, and skills. Exempt employees neither receive overtime pay nor qualify for minimum wage. Colorado labor law defines these exemptions based on Executive, Administrative, or Professional status. Learn more here.

Also, in December 2021, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment revised the Public Health Rights Poster to expand coverage to all employers.

Colorado Workplace Public Health Rights Poster Mandate

  • Revised to cover employers of any size instead of those with 16 employees or more.

Colorado Labor Law Poster Update

All businesses within the State of Colorado must display the new Overtime and Minimum Wage Standards and Workplace Public Health Rights notices along with other state-mandated posting requirements where it is sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our Colorado & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.

Order the Colorado Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.




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