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.
Updated to include the Wage Theft Transparency Act, effective April 13, 2017.
Updated to reflect an increase in the state minimum wage, effective January 1, 2017.
Updated to reflect an increase in Colorado's minimum wage, effective January 1, 2017.
Updated to reflect the addition of Access to Personnel Files Handbook Statement: Colorado. See Employee Leaves, E-Verify, Personnel Files and More.
Colorado employers seeking to inform employees about their rights with regard to reviewing and contesting information contained in their personnel files and to demonstrate compliance with the Colorado law regarding access to personnel files should consider including this model policy statement in their handbook.
As a result of various legal developments effective January 1, 2017, California, Colorado, Illinois and Tennessee Employee Handbooks have been updated.
Updated to reflect law granting employees the right to inspect their personnel files, effective January 1, 2017.
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.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Colorado employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.