Colorado Publishes New FAMLI Program Notice and Revised Minimum Wage Order; Updated EEOC Workplace Discrimination Poster

State Update Overview

Date Updated January 2023
Labor Law Update The State of Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program and Minimum Wage Law; federal EEO workplace discrimination laws
What Changed New notice about family and medical leave insurance program and increase in minimum wage rates; revised poster
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster Colorado Labor Law Poster

In January 2023, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment published a new Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Program Notice and a revised Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order.

Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Program Notice

  • New notice informs employees of the FAMLI program
  • Employee share of FAMLI premiums set at 0.45% through 2024
  • Starting January 1, 2024, paid family and medical leave benefits will be available for most Colorado employees who have a qualifying condition and meet compensation requirements
  • Information regarding filing claims, job protection and continuation, and prohibited retaliation, discrimination, and interference provided

Colorado Minimum Wage Law Update

  • Minimum wage increased to $13.65 per hour; $10.63 per hour for tipped employees
  • Additional information about tip credits and exemptions from COMPS
  • New rates effective January 1, 2023

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.

In October 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a revised Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal poster.

Federal EEOC Workplace Discrimination Law Update

  • Revised poster includes additional information regarding who is protected, covered organizations, types of illegal employment discrimination, and types of employment practices that can be challenged as discriminatory.
  • Clarified process to file a discrimination complaint through the EEOC including updated websites and new phone number
  • Added QR code
  • Newly added information for the federal Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program and coverage of employees of a company with a federal contract or subcontract
  • Clarified process to report a contractor who has violated its nondiscrimination or affirmative action obligations under OFCCP’s authorities
  • Added access information for telecommunications relay services

Colorado Labor Law Poster Update

All businesses within the State of Colorado must display the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Program Notice, Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order and federal EEOC Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal poster along with other state-mandated posting requirements where they are 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 updated Colorado Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update. Get $5 off your order with code CO23SM at checkout.

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