Colorado Labor Law Posting Requirements
Colorado requires employers to display a number of state labor law posters. Note that Colorado agencies have recently updated some of these posters, particularly the poster regarding the state’s minimum wage.
Federal Labor Law Posters Required in Colorado
Colorado employers are required to post the following federal labor law posters:
- Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (EEO) Poster
- Equal Employment Opportunity — EEO Supplement
- Federal Minimum Wage Poster
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster
- Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) Job Safety and Health Poster
- Employee Polygraph Protection Act Poster
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Poster
Colorado-Specific Labor Law Posters
In addition to the federal labor law posters described above, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment requires Colorado employers to post mandatory state labor law posters. They must be displayed in a conspicuous, easily accessible, and well-lit place. Businesses that fail to post these notifications may be subject to penalties or fines.
- Colorado Minimum Wage Poster: The new Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards (COMPS) Order #36, effective March 16, 2020, details employees’ rights to be paid minimum wage under Colorado law. Effective January 1, 2020, the current minimum wage in Colorado is:
- $12.00 per hour
- Tipped employees must receive a minimum wage of $8.98 per hour. Tipped employees are employees who regularly receive more than $30 per month in tips.
- Unemancipated minors may be paid 15% below the minimum wage.
- This poster also provides requirements for overtime pay of time and one-half for any work in excess of 40 hours per week, 12 hours per day, or 12 consecutive hours.
- This poster also sets out the rest periods (a paid break of 10 minutes for every 4 hours of work) and meal periods (30 uninterrupted minutes for shifts of more than 5 hours) to which employees are entitled in Colorado; it also details when employers owe compensation for employee uniforms.
- Colorado Discrimination in Employment Poster: Colorado Civil Rights Commission Rules require every employer, employment agency, and labor organization; every real estate broker or agent, home builder, home mortgage lender, and all other persons who transfer, rent, or finance real estate; and every place of public accommodation to display this poster. This poster summarizes the discriminatory or unfair practices prohibited by Colorado law. Colorado makes it illegal to refuse to hire, discharge, promote or demote, harass during the course of employment, or discriminate in matters of compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation (including transgender status), religion, age, national origin or ancestry, or in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker.This poster also summarizes several additional discrimination-related provisions. For example, it explains that employees with disabilities are entitled to a reasonable accommodation that is necessary to perform the essential functions of their job, so long as the accommodation does not pose an undue hardship for their employer. It also details employee rights under the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which requires employers to accommodate employees with a health condition related to pregnancy or recovery from childbirth. Finally, the law protects employees from retaliation for opposing a discriminatory practice; for participating in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing related to a discrimination investigation; or for sharing or discussing wage information.
- Colorado Workers’ Compensation Insurance Poster: Colorado employers must obtain a Workers’ Compensation poster directly from the state. This notice is not provided on the Colorado poster. Employers must complete the blanks on this poster, which identifies their workers’ compensation carrier and reminds employees that they may be entitled to insurance coverage for work-related injuries if they provide written notice to their employer within four working days of an accident.
- Injuries on the Job Poster: This poster describes the written notice that must be given to an employer of any injuries that occur on the job. It also details how workers’ compensation disability benefits may be affected if the injury is the result of an employee using alcohol or controlled substances.
- Colorado Employment Security Act Poster: This poster explains how employees can file a claim if they have been misclassified as an independent contractor and are performing duties that fit the criteria of an employee. The poster also tells employees that they are entitled to unemployment insurance benefits if they become unemployed through no fault of their own and explains how Colorado employees may file a claim for these benefits.
- Notice of Paydays Poster: Colorado law requires employers to notify their employees of their scheduled paydays.
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