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Category Archives: Colorado Wage Act

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New Year, New Minimum Wage Increase

Posted in Background Checks, Colorado Wage Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Human Resources
As of January 1, 2013, Colorado’s minimum wage increased from $7.64 per hour to $7.78 per hour, with tipped employee’s minimum wage increasing from $4.62 per hour to $4.76 per hour. The Colorado Division of Labor adopted Colorado Minimum Wage Order Number 29 (PDF) to reflect the new state minimum wage.  The Minimum Wage Order… Continue Reading

Colorado’s Minimum Wage Increases 3.8%, to $7.64 Per Hour

Posted in Colorado Wage Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Human Resources
Effective January 1, 2012, Colorado’s minimum wage increased by $0.28, from $7.36 per hour to $7.64 per hour (for tipped employees, from $4.34 to $4.62).  This is $0.39 more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.   The new minimum wage requirement is set forth in Colorado Minimum Wage Order 28 (PDF) now in effect.… Continue Reading

It’s a Snow Day! Dealing with Inclement Weather and the Proper Payment of Wages

Posted in Colorado Wage Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Human Resources
I have received quite a few requests for inclement weather policies of late, and since the topic of “snow days” frequently arises this time of year, I wanted to provide some (hopefully) useful information for employers.  The question of whether an employer is obligated to pay employees for “snow days” depends largely on two questions: Is the… Continue Reading

Discretionary Standard Applies To Prevailing Employer Attorney Fees Under Colorado Wage Act

Posted in Colorado Wage Act
On October 28, 2010, in Carruthers v. Carrier Access Corporation, the Colorado Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s discretionary award of attorney fees in favor of a prevailing employer in a Colorado Wage Act case.  This is a significant ruling interpreting the 2007 amendments to the Colorado Wage Act, C.R.S. 8-4-101 et seq. (PDF).… Continue Reading