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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: Sarah Benjes, Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Mary L. Will, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP


  • Employers covered by Colorado's Minimum Wage Order 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.