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Colorado Wage Payment and Collection Act

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The Colorado Wage Payment and Collection Act seems like it should be rather simple, but it’s perhaps the most complicated employment law in the state. Full of traps for the unwary, the law can spell big trouble for even innocent mistakes.

The law covers all Colorado private employers, even those with only one employee, and requires at least two paydays per calendar month unless the employer specifically sets a more frequent pay period.

Employers must pay all wages earned within a month. (If workers are on strike, the employer may not use that fact to delay payment of wages earned prior to the strike.)

Tips and gratuities: Generally, the Wage Act discourages employers from keeping any part of tips, gratuities or presents given to employees by the business’s patrons. However, employers that wish to do so must conspicuously post a sign (measuring at least 12 inches by 15 inches) where patrons can see it, indicating that t...(register to read more)

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