Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Proposes New Language for Wage and Hour Rules

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has proposed revised language for the wage and hour rules that, if adopted, will become effective as early as January 1, 2022. Specifically, the Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards (COMPS) Order and Wage Protection Rules would become effective January 1, 2022 if adopted. The revisions to the Colorado Whistleblower, Anti-Retaliation, Non-Interference, and Notice-Giving (WARNING) Rules are anticipated to be become effective in early 2022 but a definitive effective date has not been determined. The proposed changes include revisions to the COMPS Order, Wage Protection Rules and WARNING Rules as well as the addition of new rules such as the 2022 Publication and Yearly Calculation of Adjusted Labor Compensation (PAY CALC) Order and the Agricultural Labor Conditions Rules (effective May 1, 2022 if adopted). Below is a summary of notable proposed revisions to the existing rules.

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