** Special Session ** WCHRA: Bechtell, Santo & Severn - Colorado Wage‐and Hour Overhauls effective 1/1/20

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Bookcliff Country Club


  • Special pricing for members


Colorado Wage‐and Hour Overhauls

Fall Legislative Law Update

Proposal Scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2020

Presented By: Michael Santo

Seminar Information

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time: 3:30 to 4:45 P.M.

Location: Bookcliff Country Club

Doors Open at 3:15 P.M. 


A few days ago, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

issued a proposed rule that overhauls Colorado’s wage-and-hour laws

that will apply to most employers, although they do not apply to public

entities. These proposals, which are scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2020, make

significant and far-reaching changes to most parts of Colorado’s compensation laws and

significantly differ from current federal law. Some example of these changes include:

  • The proposed rules establish a new minimum salary-basis threshold level for exempt employees that is almost $7,000 higher than the federal Department of Labor’s new salary-basis threshold. Additionally, these levels are scheduled to have near-yearly increases.
  • The proposed rules use different duty-basis tests than federal law. This means that while an employee may qualify as exempt (i.e., not entitled to overtime) under federal law, the employee would be required to receive overtime under state law.
  • The proposed rules also modify the federal requirements with respect to compensating employees for travel and change the state’s long-standing rules regarding offsets employers can make to an employee’s compensation.

And there are many, many more changes proposed.

What does that mean for your organization?

In short, a number of changes may need to be made to most every employer’s compensation practices. And, unfortunately, they all need to be made by January 1, 2020.

We hope to see you there. Members: $15 Non-members $20

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