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Overtime: Colorado

Overtime requirements for other states

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

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


  • Nonexempt employees in Colorado must be paid overtime not only for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek, but also for any hours in excess of a daily maximum. See Computing Overtime.
  • Certain forms of compensation may be excluded from the regular rate of pay when computing overtime. See The Regular Rate of Pay.
  • There are separate overtime requirements for agricultural employees. See Overtime for Agricultural Employees.