Colorado Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in Colorado are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of Colorado

Date
Poster/Update
  • 02/2020

    Colorado Minimum Wage-Completely new minimum wage poster with new COMPS information.

  • 12/2019

    Colorado Minimum Wage-Updated with new 2020 minimum wage rate of $12.00 per hour.

  • 04/2019

    Unemployment Insurance-Completely re-worded notice with new information about who qualifies for unemployment as well as revised contact information.

  • 11/2018

    Colorado Minimum Wage-Revised with new 2019 minimum wage of $11.10 per hour and the new tipped employee minimum wage of $8.08 per hour.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2016

    Employee Polygraph Notice-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.

  • 05/2015

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect an employees right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.

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Colorado Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Colorado Minimum Wage Law (Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 8, Article1,4,6,12) Employees must be paid a minimum wage under Colorado law. The full-color Complete Colorado Labor Law Posters display the applicable minimum wage so that your employees can be informed. Remember, displaying this information in a conspicuous location is required by law.
  • Wage Payment Notice (Colorado Revised Statutes, §8-4-107) You're legally obligated under Colorado law to inform employees which day of the week they'll be paid (e.g. "PayDay"), and where and when they can receive payment. The Complete Colorado Labor Law Posters display this information clearly so that all employees can access this information in the workplace.
  • Civil Rights Law (Colorado Revised Statutes, §24-34-20.1) The Complete Colorado Labor Law Posters fulfil your legal obligation to display in the workplace a civil rights notice provided by the Commission.
  • Unemployment Insurance Law (Colorado Revised Statutes, §8-74-01) You're required by law to provide employees with key information regarding unemployment insurance benefits, claims and responsibilities. The Complete Colorado Labor Law Posters allow you to fulfill this legal obligation in an appropriate and convenient manner.
  • Workers' Compensation Law (Colorado Revised Statutes, §8-40) The Complete Colorado Labor Law Posters allow you to display, in a conspicuous location, key Workers' Compensation details that affect your employees. Remember, it's the law for you to provide this information.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Colorado in 2020:

Effective January 1, 2020 Colorado’s state minimum wage is $12.00

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Important Phone Numbers: State of Colorado

  • Wage & Hour - (303) 318-8441
  • OSHA - (800) 321-6742
  • Workers' Compensation - (303) 318-8700
  • Unemployment Insurance - (800) 388-5515
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