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Interpretive Notice and Formal Opinions (INFOs) and Other Published Guidance

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Select the tabs below to view each kind of published guidance from the Division: 

  • INFO (Interpretive Notices and Formal Opinions) — the Division’s officially approved notices, opinions, and explanations on various labor law topics.
  • KNOWLEDGE (Knowledge for Workers on Labor Law is Empowering & Drives Good Employment) — one-page summaries for employees on their labor rights.
  • Other published guidance — public notices, reports, and other releases from the Division.

Haga clic en las pestañas siguientes para ver cada tipo de orientación publicada por la División:

  • INFO (Avisos interpretativos y opiniones formales) los avisos, opiniones y explicaciones aprobados oficialmente por la División sobre varios temas de derecho laboral. 
  • Conocimiento (El conocimiento para los trabajadores sobre la legislación laboral empodera e impulsa el buen empleo)-- resumenes de una pagina para los empleados sobre sus derechos laborales.
  • Otras orientaciones publicadas— avisos públicos, informes y otros comunicados de la División.
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Interpretive Notice & Formal Opinions (INFOs)

INFO #Title & TopicLast UpdateVersión en Español
1Colorado Overtime & Minimum Pay Standards Order (COMPS Order)12/08/2023

Derechos y responsabilidades clave sobre salarios y horas en Colorado: las órdenas COMPS y PAY CALC

1AThe Executive, Administrative, and Professional Exemptions from the Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order (“COMPS”)07/12/2021N/A
2Summary: The Division Wage Claim Investigation, Appeals, and Enforcement Process07/12/2023

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2AThe Wage Claim Investigation Process10/20/2023N/A
2BOrders of Wages, Penalties, Fines, and Consequences for Non-Compliance08/01/2023N/A
2CAppeals of Determinations that Compliance Investigators Issue after Finishing Investigations08/22/2023N/A
2DEnforcement: Certified Copies; Administrative Liens and Levies05/05/2023N/A
3Summary: “Wages” and “Compensation” under Colorado Wage Law07/11/2023N/A
3ATiming of Wage Payments & Required Record-Keeping07/11/2023N/A
3BPermissible and Impermissible Methods of Payment07/11/2023N/A
3CTips (Gratuities) and Tipped Employees Under Colorado Wage Law12/08/2023N/A
3DCommissions and Bonuses07/11/2023N/A
3EPayment of Earned Vacation upon Separation of Employment07/11/2023N/A
4Meal and Rest Periods03/23/2022N/A
5Summary: Retaliation for Interference Against Exercising Labor Rights02/15/2024N/A

5A

What's "Retaliation" or "Interference": What Activity is Protected? What Acts are Illegal?

02/15/2024

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5B

Compliance Duties: Notify Workers of Their Rights; No Unlawful Waivers or Restrictions

02/15/2024

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5C

Complaints, Investigations, Remedies as to Retaliation or Interference

02/15/2024

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6Summary: Paid Leave under Colorado’s Healthy Families & Workplaces Act (“HFWA”)07/19/2023Ausencia Pagada bajo el Acta de Familias y Lugares de Trabajos Saludables de Colorado
6APaid Leave Under the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, through December 31, 202003/29/2022N/A
6BPaid Leave under the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (“HFWA”)07/14/2023

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6CDifferences & Overlap Between Colorado’s Two Paid Leave Laws: The Healthy Families & Workplaces Act (“HFWA”), and the Family & Medical Leave Insurance (“FAMLI”) Program11/17/2023

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7Workplace Accommodations for Nursing Parents09/05/2023N/A
8Moved to #9C  
9Hiring & Screening: What Employers Must Disclose, & Information They Must Not Ask or Use12/08/2023N/A

9A

Transparency in Pay and Job Opportunities: The Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Part 2

Prior version: For postings/notices before 1/1/24, when amendments to the Act took effect.

12/08/2023

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9B

Restrictions on Age Information in Job Applications: the Job Application Fairness Act ("JAFA")

12/08/2023

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9C

Limits on Criminal History Screening of Applicants: Colorado Chance to Compete

12/08/2023

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10Who Is and Isn't an Employee09/01/2023N/A
11AIndividual Liability under the Colorado Wage Act (CWA) and Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA)06/30/2021N/A
12Summary: Requirements of the Agricultural Labor Rights & Responsibilities Act (ALRRA)01/03/2024Resumen: Requisitos de la Ley de Derechos y Responsabilidades Laborales Agrícolas (ALRRA por sus siglas en inglés)
12AOvertime and Minimum Wage Obligations for Agricultural Employment 01/03/2024Obligaciones sobre el tiempo extra y el salario mínimo en el empleo agrícola
12BAgricultural Employee Rest Periods, Meal Periods, and Service Provider Access10/11/2022Períodos de descanso, períodos de comida y acceso a los proveedores de servicios para los empleados agrícolas
12CLabor Conditions for Agricultural Work: Heat Protection; Short-Handled Tool & Hand-Weeding/Thinning Limits; Public Health Emergency Protections12/30/2022Condiciones Laborales para el Trabajo Agrícola: Protección del calor; Límites de uso de las herramientas de mango corto y de deshierbe/desahije manual; Protecciones de emergencia de salud pública
12DEnforcement: Scope of Coverage; Notice of Rights; Protected Activity & Retaliation; Complaints & Remedies 12/30/2022Cumplimiento: Alcance de la Cobertura; Notificación de Derechos; Actividad Protegida y Represalias; Denuncias y Remedios
13Prevailing Wage and Apprenticeship Program Requirements for Public Projects

12/08/2023

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14INFO #14 moved to 3EN/AN/A
15ALabor Relations Rules and Procedures Under Colorado State Law10/21/2022N/A
15BThe Collective Bargaining by County Employees Act ("COBCA")06/08/2023N/A
15CThe Protections for Public Workers Act (PROPWA, S.B. 23-111)02/26/2024N/A
16Deductions From, and Credits Towards, Employee Pay12/23/2022Deducciones y Créditos hacia el Pago del Empleado
17#17 Moved to #3DN/AN/A
18#18 moved to #2CN/A

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19Local Government Authority to Set Local Minimum Wages11/20/2023N/A
20Summary: Time Worked That Must Be Paid under Colorado Law12/08/2023

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20AWhat Is and Isn’t “Time Worked” That Must Be Paid under Colorado Law12/08/2023N/A
20BWhat’s Owed for “Time Worked” for Different Types of Pay, Hourly and Non-Hourly12/08/2023N/A
20CWhat Travel Time and Sleep Time Is and Isn’t “Time Worked” That Must Be Paid12/08/2023N/A
21Reporting Required by Supplemental Health-Care Staffing Agencies03/06/2023N/A
22Employment of Minors in Colorado09/27/2023Empleo de Menores en Colorado

KNOWLEDGE Sheets

KNOWLEDGE #KNOWLEDGE TopicLast UpdatedVersión en Español
1Colorado Wage & Hour Rights for Workers08/03/2023N/A
2Colorado Wage & Hour Rights for Direct Care Workers08/03/2023N/A
3Colorado Wage & Hour Rights for Construction Workers10/23/2023N/A

 

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