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Hours Worked: Colorado

Hours Worked requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Mary L. Will, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • Covered employers must provide unpaid meal breaks and paid rest breaks when employees work a certain amount of time. Employers also must provide breastfeeding breaks to nursing mothers. See Break Periods.
  • Travel time controlled or directed by an employer will usually count as hours worked. See Travel Time.
  • Sleeping time may be excluded from compensable work time under certain conditions. See Sleeping Time.