Starting on January 1, 2021, Colorado minimum wage will increase from $12.00 per hour to $12.32 per hour. In addition, all employees performing work within the geographical boundaries of the City and County of Denver are entitled to a minimum wage of $14.77 per hour. This new wage order affects employers outside Denver too, as they must pay any employee who works four or more hours within Denver the increased minimum wage rate for those hours. For example, an employee who attends a 6-hour training in Denver must be paid $14.77 per hour for those 6 hours. Employees merely travelling through Denver while on duty do not trigger the higher rate. More information on the new minimum wage order can be found on the Denver Auditor’s website.

If you have questions about either of these new wages, please contact Michelle Ferguson at mferguson@irelandstapleton.com or (303) 628-3658 or Josephine Reid at jreid@irelandstapleton.com or (303) 628-3674.

What is written here is intended as general information and is not to be construed as legal advice. If legal advice is needed, you should consult an attorney.