Transparency in Pay and Opportunities for Promotion and Advancement
Effective January 1, 2021, Part 2 of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, C.R.S. § 8-5-101 et seq., requires employers to include compensation in job postings, notify employees of promotional opportunities, and keep job description and wage rate records. The Division investigates complaints against employers concerning transparency in pay and employment opportunities.
While this law does not require an employer to post a poster, the Division wrote the below INFO #9, summarizing the law and the related Equal Pay Transparency (EPT) Rules, 7 CCR 1103-13, followed by links to the EPT Rules, and the Act.
INFO #9: Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Part 2: Pay and Promotion Transparency (the Division's comprehensive guidance on applying and interpreting the Act)
Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Part 2 Complaints
If you believe that the employer has violated the Act, you may file a complaint by filling out the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Part 2 Complaint Form. The Division only accepts complaints in writing using the Division’s form. You should attach any evidence you have of the alleged violation. If you do not have evidence, you should describe the alleged violation.
Any person who has witnessed, suffered from, or been injured by a perceived violation can file a complaint for an alleged violation of the Act. If you would like to file anonymously, you may do so by completing the complaint form without including your personal information (Section I) and not signing the form. Submit anonymous complaints by mail, fax, in person, or via an anonymous email address.
If you have filed a complaint and want an update, you may call the Division to inquire (non-anonymous claims only).
Equal Pay Transparency (EPT) Rules
The Equal Pay Transparency Rules implement Part 2 of C.R.S. § 8-5-101 et seq.
Equal Pay for Equal Work Act C.R.S. § 8-5-101 et seq. (House Bill 19-085)
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