Proposed/Adopted Rules

Fall 2021 Rulemaking

In fall 2021, the Division published proposed versions of the six sets of rules in the table below. Publishing proposed rules serves to help focus stakeholder input in the public comment period that began in the summer, and continues through late 2021. Dates of the Division's public hearings on each set of rules, of the deadlines to submit written comments, and of the anticipated effective dates, are listed in the table as well. For more information, including on the public hearings and comment submission process, see below and visit our dedicated webpages for the agricultural labor rules and the other wage-and-hour rules.

Final Rules to be Effective in 2022

Rules  Hearing Date Comment Deadline  Effective Date Clean Version Redline From Proposed Version Statement of Basis & Purpose
Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards (COMPS) Order #38, 7 CCR 1103-1 (including agricultural wage-and-hour rules) 11/01/21 11/3/21 1/1/22 PDF PDF PDF
2022 Publication And Yearly Calculation of Adjusted Labor Compensation (2022 PAY CALC) Order, 7 CCR 1103-14 11/01/21 11/3/21 1/1/22 PDF PDF PDF
Wage Protection Rules, 7 CCR 1103-7 11/01/21 11/3/21 1/1/22 PDF PDF PDF

Proposed Rules to be Effective in 2022

Rules  Hearing Date Comment Deadline Anticipated Effective Date Clean Version Redline From Prior Version Statement of Basis & Purpose
State Labor Relations Rules, 7 CCR 1103-12 12/09/21 12/13/21 TBD Early 2022 PDF PDF PDF
Colorado Whistleblower, Anti-Retaliation, Non-Interference, and Notice-Giving Rules (“Colorado WARNING Rules”), 7 CCR 1103-11 12/09/21 12/13/21 TBD Early 2022 PDF PDF PDF
Agricultural Labor Conditions Rules, 7 CCR 1103-15 12/09/21 12/20/21 5/1/22 PDF N/A (New Rule) PDF

 

November 1, 2021 Public Hearing Information 

Recording

Notice of Public Hearing 

Please contact michael.primo@state.co.us with any questions regarding. The hearing was held in accordance with the Colorado Administrative Procedure Act, C.R.S. § 24-4-101 et seq., and Colorado Open Meetings Law, C.R.S. § 24-6-401 (2021), to receive any testimony, written, views, or arguments that interested parties wish to submit regarding the proposed rules. 

For resources in Spanish: visit LeyesLaboralesDeColorado.gov; or call 303-318-8441 and ask for an employee who speaks Spanish.

December 9, 2021 Public Hearing Information 

Notice of Public Hearing

Instructions for Hearing Participation: Either of the below options will work to participate, but for orderly administration of participation, and to avoid possible audio feedback, please do not use both simultaneously. (You do not need to have a Google account to access any of the below means.)

(A)   To Participate by Internet, Including Testifying:
visit this “Meet” webpage: meet.google.com/qrt-vmrc-ezv

(B)   To Participate by Phone, Whether Just to Listen or to Testify:
call (US) +1 636-707-2265‬‬, and then enter this pin: ‪‪325 388 238‬#

(C) To Participate in Person (633 17th Street, Denver, CO, 80202, Room 12A on the 12th floor, starting at 3PM)
RSVP via our rulemaking comment form to attend in person.
*Due to recently increased event restrictions related to COVID-19, (a) in-person attendance space may be limited, and (b) we may be unable to admit for in-person attendance anyone arriving without having RSVP’d to attend in-person.

Please contact michael.primo@state.co.us with any questions about how to access either the hearing or its recording, or if you need accommodations or translation services to attend or participate. This hearing is held in accordance with the Colorado Administrative Procedure Act, C.R.S. § 24-4-101 et seq., and Colorado Open Meetings Law, C.R.S. § 24-6-401 (2021), to receive any testimony, written, views, or arguments that interested parties wish to submit regarding the proposed rules. 

For resources in Spanish: visit LeyesLaboralesDeColorado.gov; submit comments on our Spanish comment form; RSVP (optionally) to attend or speak on our Spanish RSVP form; or call 303-318-8441 and ask for an employee who speaks Spanish.

Para recursos en español: visite Leyes Laborales Colorado.gov; envíe comentarios por nuestro formulario en español para comentarios; Para asistir o hablar, confirme su asistencia (opcionalmente) en nuestro formulario RSVP en español ; o llame al 303-318-8441 y pida un empleado que hable español.

Versions Effective 1/1/21, Except as Noted Below

Rules (Adopted and in effect, unless otherwise noted)

Clean Version

Redline Version

Statement of Basis & Purpose

State Labor Relations Rules, 7 CCR 1103-12

PDF
(Effective 01/01/21)

PDF
 

PDF
 

Colorado Whistleblower, Anti-Retaliation, Non-Interference, and Notice-Giving (Colorado WARNING) Rules, 7 CCR 1103-11*
*A version without the redlined changes was in effect 9/21/20-12/31/20 as temporary or emergency rules.

PDF
(Effective 01/01/21)

PDF
 

PDF
 

Direct Investigations Rules, 7 CCR 1103-8*
*A version without the redlined changes to Rules 1.4, 6.2, & 6.14 was in effect 9/21/20-12/31/20 as temporary or emergency rules.

PDF
(Effective 01/01/21)

PDF
 

PDF
 

Equal Pay Transparency Rules, 7 CCR 1103-13

PDF
(Effective 01/01/21)

PDF
 

PDF
 

Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards (COMPS) Order #37, 7 CCR 1103-1

PDF
(Effective 01/01/21)

PDF
 

PDF
 

Wage Protection Rules, 7 CCR 1103-7*
*The current version (the 1st PDF) includes 12/23/20 temporary or emergency rule amendments -- clarifying that a declared public health emergency already has triggered 80-hour COVID leave as of 1/1/21 -- to the permanent rules adopted 11/10/20 (the 2nd PDF). The third PDF consists of proposed rules to make permanent the current version of the Wage Protection Rules adopted as temporary or emergency rules (the 1st PDF) on 12/23/20.

PDF
(temporary rules, effective 1/1/2021, replaced with permanent rules on 4/14/21)

 

PDF
(temporary rules, effective 1/1/2021, replaced with permanent rules on 4/14/21; redlines show 12/23/20 temp / emergency amendments)

PDF
(temporary rules, effective 1/1/2021, replaced with permanent rules on 4/14/21, for 12/23/20 temp / emergency amendments)

 

PDF
(pre-12/23/20 version; redlines show 11/10/20 amendments to prior version)

PDF
(for 11/10/20 adopted version)

PDF
(Adopted on 02/23/21, effective 4/14/21)

PDF
(Adopted on 02/23/21, effective 4/14/21)

PDF
(Adopted on 02/23/21, effective 4/14/21)

 


February 19, 2021 Public Hearing

The Division administered our public hearing regarding Wage Protection Rules, 7 CCR 1103-7 on February 19, 2021, at 1:00 pm, and all interested persons were free to offer oral testimony and/or to listen to part or all of the hearing. However, due to the current public health crisis, all participation was conducted by remote means, not in-person at the Division’s office. Below is the recording and transcript from the hearing:

The Division aims to finalize its adoption of rules on February 23, 2021, in anticipation of an effective date of April 14, 2021


November 2, 2020 Public Hearing

The Division administered our public hearing on November 2, 2020, at 9:00 am, and all interested persons were free to offer oral testimony and/or to listen to part or all of the hearing. However, due to the current public health crisis, all participation was conducted by remote means, not in-person at the Division’s office. Below is the recording from the hearing:


Informal Stakeholder Meetings August 20-21, 2020


1) Healthy Families and Workplaces Act [paid sick days] (July 14, 2020; effective immediately) -  SB 20-205 - Recording

2) Public Health Emergency Whistleblowing Act [workplace whistleblowing & PPE use] (July 11, 2020; effective immediately) -  HB 20-1415 - Recording

3) Colorado Partnership For Quality Jobs and Services Act [Colorado WINS state employee union] (June 16, 2020; effective immediately) -  HB 20-1153 - Recording

4) Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order (“COMPS Order”) (annual updating, effective Jan. 1, 2021) - Recording

5) Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (May 22, 2019; effective Jan. 1, 2021) -  SB 19-085 - Recording


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