02 Mar

February 2020 Colorado HR Legal Updates

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New Wage Payment Requirements

What happened?
Colorado’s new Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order 36 (COMPS 36) becomes effective March 16, 2020.

What are the details?
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) made an announcement that they will adopt and enact the COMPS 36. This Oder will replace the current Minimum Wage Order 35 and all previous minimum wage orders.

COMPS 36 expands the scope of the state’s wage orders, sets a schedule for increasing salary levels under the state’s overtime white collar exemptions, offers expanded employee break rights, and clarifies employer obligations.

Employers must display the new poster beginning March 16, 2020. The Order does not apply to state, county, city, or municipal organizations.

What do employers need to do?
Review the details of the order to ensure compliance with the changes. Complete and display the new poster and review handbooks for potential changes.

COMPS 36: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/7%20CCR%201103-1%20Adopted%20COMPS%2036%20Clean_0.pdf

COMPS 36 Poster: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/COMPS%20Order%20%2336%20Poster%20Final%20022020.pdf

CO DOL: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/news/labor-department-adopts-new-colorado-overtime-and-minimum-pay-standards-rule


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