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Colorado Proposes Expanded Overtime, Minimum Pay Protections

Nov. 19, 2019, 11:10 PM

Colorado is proposing to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to more workers in the Centennial State.

The proposed rule (Order #36), which will be published Nov. 25, would be the first comprehensive overhaul of the state’s Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order in more than 20 years.

The Colorado proposal would set the minimum annual salary beyond which employees would be exempt from overtime requirements to $42,500, rising annually through 2026 to $57,500, then by inflation after that. Federal rules will exempt overtime requirements for professional, managerial, and administrative employees if they earn more than $35,568 a...

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