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
Colorado Department of Labor Identifies Unemployment Fraudsters
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is listing the names of individuals prosecuted for unemployment insurance fraud on its website in an attempt to help minimize unemployment fraud and abuse. According to the CDOL website, there were 18 prosecutions in the 1st quarter of 2012, resulting in judgments to recover $223,667.80 in fraudulently paid…
Colorado’s Minimum Wage Increases 3.8%, to $7.64 Per Hour
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…
Denver Voters Reject Paid Sick Time Ordinance
As of 11:50 p.m. on November 1, 2011, the City and County of Denver Coordinated Election results were in. By a margin of 66,719 votes (64.02%) against to 37,498 votes (35.98%) in favor, Ballot Initiative 300 – the Denver Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, failed.
I wrote about this proposed new legislation that…
Proposed Denver Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance: Nothing To Sneeze At
Promoting public health? Sounds good. Making sure working adults stay at home when they are sick? I’m on board. Flexible and supportive working environment? Of course, who doesn’t want that.
Voters in San Francisco, Washington D.C., Milwaukee, and Connecticut were motivated by these ideals when passing paid sick leave ordinances or bills in their…
Colorado Employer’s Law Blog Nominated!
I am pleased to announce that Colorado Employer’s Law Blog has been nominated as a candidate for the LexisNexis Top 25 Labor and Employment Law Blogs of 2011! To support Colorado Employer’s Law Blog’s nomination, please vote by commenting on the announcement post on LexisNexis’ Labor and Employment Law Community Page.
Each comment is counted…
It’s a Snow Day! Dealing with Inclement Weather and the Proper Payment of Wages
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:
Word On the Street: Final ADAAA Regs Approved By EEOC
HR.BLR.com reported today that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has privately approved its final draft regulations under the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA). So, where does that leave us? First, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a federal agency that must clear rules and regulations before they are published, will have 90 days to review the final…
Newsworthy Events This First Monday of 2011
Happy New Year! I know I am more than happy to say goodbye to 2010, am looking forward to all the possibilities of 2011, and hope that anyone taking the time to read my blog is also off to a good start this new year.
On this First Monday of 2011, Colorado employers take note:
- The new
Chief People Officers: Worth Their Weight in Gold?
On September 17, 2010, jetBlue named Joanna Geraghty as its first Chief People Officer (CPO). There is some speculation that the timing of the Steven Slater incident may have helped fuel this decision. But still, jetBlue has taken the leap and appears to be at the forefront of companies appointing CPOs, which are anything but the norm.
Today, human resource…