Colorado is considered both employee- and employer-friendly. For example, an employer in Colorado may consider an applicant’s criminal history, though it may not access sealed convictions. In addition, state law adds more protected classes to those included in federal antidiscrimination laws.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Colorado.
Revised policy to refine provisions that, though compliant with state law, may conflict with National Labor Relations Act employee protections for employee discussion and disclosure related to the terms and conditions of employment.
Updated to reflect the passage of a ballot initiative to increase Colorado's minimum wage.
Minimum wage rates will gradually increase over the next four years, eventually reaching $12.00 in Arizona, Colorado and Maine, and $13.50 in Washington. Starting in 2021, the minimum wage rates will be adjusted for inflation once a year.
Updated to include the standard interstate child support order compliance requirements of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) as adopted by the state.
Updated to reflect amendment eliminating the state employment verification affirmation requirement, effective August 10, 2016.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Colorado employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.