Colorado Updates Minimum Wage and Further Protects Against Discrimination

State Update Overview

Date Updated March 2020
Labor Law Update The Colorado Labor Law Poster has been updated with increased minimum wage rates and revised discrimination notices.
What Changed Increase in minimum wage rates and new CROWN Act of 2020.
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster Colorado Labor Law Poster

In March 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment published a new Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards notice to include increased minimum wage rates.

Colorado Minimum Wage Law Update

  • Minimum wage increased to $12.00 per hour.
  • Minimum wage for tipped employees increased to $8.98 per hour.
  • Revised notice includes information on COMPS order. 

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 August 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment updated discrimination in employment and public accommodation laws to include the CROWN Act of 2020.

Colorado Discrimination in Employment and Public Accommodations Law Update

  • The new CROWN Act of 2020 prohibits discrimination on the basis of one’s race including hair texture, hair type, or a protective hairstyle commonly or historically associated with race, such as braids, locs, twists, tight coils or curls, cornrows, Bantu knots, Afros, and headwraps.

Colorado Labor Law Poster Update

All businesses within the State of Colorado must display the new Overtime and Minimum Wage Standards, Discrimination in Employment, and Discrimination in Public Accommodations 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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