Resources Available to Help Colorado Employers Manage Administrative Burdens

By James McDonough posted 02-23-2024 09:20 AM


To understand Colorado’s employment laws, turn to Employers Council’s resources to get the information you need. Start with our Colorado Quick Factsfor an overview of the state’s employment laws. 

Our myriad resources also include the following: 


These provide guidance and suggested action steps to comply with specific laws: 

  • Paying employees equitably, job posting, recordkeeping requirements by the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA) 

  • Minimum wage and overtime requirements, per Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order (COMPS) 

  • Paid sick time is accrued by employees to be used for specified reasons, as defined by Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA) 

  • Paid leave for employees to take time off to manage certain personal needs is required by Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) 

  • Unlawful harassment recordkeeping and other requirements to comply with the Protecting Opportunities and Workers’ Rights (POWR). 

Sample Employee Handbooks 

These are policies drafted to comply with federal and Colorado requirements:  

  • Employee handbook for private sector employers with 15 or more employees 

  • Small employer handbook for private sector employers with fewer than 15 employees 

  • Government handbook provides policies for public sector employers, such as municipalities, special districts, etc. 


Colorado employment laws limit asking certain questions on application forms (criminal history, salary history, and age effective July 1, 2024); use these resources to comply:


Posting requirements unique to Colorado include:

·        Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards (COMPS) Order Poster

·        FAMLI Program Notice

·        Colorado Workplace Public Health Rights Poster

·        Notice of Paydays Poster

·        Anti-discrimination (including Pregnant Workers Fairness Act)

·        Unemployment Insurance

·        Notice to employer of injury

·        This list is not all inclusive; some industries and localities may require additional postings.

Tip: Use our poster service to quickly and affordably ensure all your posting obligations (state and federal) are met for all workplaces (in person and remote).


As Colorado employment laws evolve, keep an eye on our news articles for updates such as these: 

Tip: In the Search field on Member Central, enter “Colorado” and use the filters to quickly find the resources and news you need.  

Can’t find what you are looking for? Call 800-884-1328 or email, and the Member Experience team will help.Consulting and Enterprise members can call or email us to discuss questions with an employment law attorney or an HR professional.