File Complaints and Employer Responses

Labor Standards Complaints

Employees performing work in Colorado may file complaints with the Division of Labor Standards and Statistics for unpaid wages; rest, meal, and sick leave not provided or not paid; agricultural labor rights violations; and certain types of retaliation. If you wish to file a complaint with the Division, you must fully complete and submit a Labor Standards Complaint Form. For more information about the types of complaints the Division can investigate and the investigation process, visit the Helpful Investigation Information page.

 

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Instructions for Printable Form:

  • Answer all questions on the Labor Standards Complaint Form that relate to your issue. 
  • You do not need to complete, or print, any pages that do not relate to your issue. 
    • For example, if you have a claim for unpaid wages only, you do not need to print or complete pages 12-23.
  • Mail, fax, or email your complaint form, and all supporting documents, to the Division.
  • The supporting documentation you submit should be copies of the original materials. Do NOT send originals. 
  • Please include your name and the name of the employer on all of the pages of your supporting documents. 
  • Please respond promptly to any communications from the Division, and contact the Division immediately if your contact information changes.

If you have questions about when to use this form, please contact us at 303-318-8441 or cdle_labor_standards@state.co.us.

Authorized Representative Form / Forma de Representante Autorizado

Wage Claimants and Employers may designate representatives to assist in any aspect of the Division's wage complaint process. The wage complaint process includes the investigation conducted by the Division's Compliance Investigator and the appeals process through the Division's Hearing Officer. Representatives may be attorneys, non-attorneys, relatives, non-relatives, organizations.

Authorized Representative Form
Forma de Representante Autorizado

Demand for Payment of Wages / Solicitud Formal Para El Pago Del Sueldo

If your employer owes you wages or compensation, you may also wish to complete and send to your previous employer an optional form entitled "Demand for Payment of Wages," which is provided as an administrative courtesy. Do not send the "Demand for Payment of Wages" form to the Division of Labor Standards and Statistics.

Demand for Payment of Wages
Solicitud Formal Para El Pago Del Sueldo

Bounced Checks

If your former or current employer's payments to you are with a dishonored check, you may wish to send the "Notice of Dishonored Instrument" form, which is provided as an administrative courtesy. Do not send the "Notice of Dishonored Instrument" to the Division of Labor Standards and Statistics.

Notice of Dishonored Instrument

Employer Response Form

If you are an employer and have received a Notice of Complaint from the Division of Labor Standards and Statistics for wages earned on or after January 1, 2015, the Employer Response Form must be completed and returned to the Division. Do not complete the "Employer Response Form" and send to the Division of Labor Standards and Statistics unless the Division has sent you a "Notice of Complaint" requesting a response.

Employer Response Form

Other Forms

Wage Claim Settlement Agreements

Whether to consider a settlement of a wage claim is up to the claim parties. The Division takes no position on whether any party should settle. Settlements must be informed and voluntary, not coerced or induced by fraud. Below is an optional wage claim settlement agreement form. If the claim parties choose to settle their dispute rather than continue with the Division's investigation, they can use the Division's form, or choose to create their own separate settlement agreement.

Settlement and Voluntary Dismissal of Wage Claim Agreement- Adobe PDF
Settlement and Voluntary Dismissal of Wage Claim Agreement- Editable Microsoft Word

Unemployment Insurance and Workers' Compensation Tips and Leads

While the Division of Labor Standards and Statistics does not enforce laws and regulations regarding unemployment insurance and workers' compensation, other divisions within the Department of Labor and Employment do. If you would like to share a tip, lead, or complaint regarding a violation of those laws, please use the form below and it will be reviewed by the appropriate division.

CDLE Tip and Lead Form

 

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