CDLE proposes four sets of new rules
On September 29, 2022, the CDLE issued four sets of proposed Rules and accompanying explanatory Statements.
- Proposed revisions to 7 CCR 1103-14, which are the rules implementing the CDLE’s PAY CALC Order, which sets the minimum wage rates in Colorado. The new rules would increase
- the minimum hourly rate to $13.65 from $12.56,
- the minimum hourly rate with tip credit to $10.63 from $9.54,
- the minimum guaranteed weekly salary for executive, administrative and professional exempt employees to $961.54 from $865.38, and
- the minimum guaranteed annual salary for highly compensated exempt employees to $112,500 from $102,250.
- Proposed revisions to 7 CCR 1103-11 to implement this year’s new law SB 22-097, which expanded whistleblower protections to prohibit retaliation for the expression of any “reasonable concerns about workplace violations of governmental health or safety rules, or otherwise significant workplace health or safety threats,” without a requirement any longer to prove the concerns were “related to a public health emergency.”
- Proposed revisions to 7 CCR 1103-7, which implements increases including under this year’s new law SB 22-161 to penalties, attorney fees, claim and appeal processes, under the laws overseen by the CDLE in the Colorado Wage Act (CWA).
- Proposed revisions to 7 CCR 1103-6, which vest authority in the CDLE to issue, and oversee enforcement of, prevailing wage determinations on certain public projects under the Colorado Prevailing Wage Act (PWA) and the Keep Jobs in Colorado Act (KJICA).
The CDLE invites comments and has schedule rulemaking deadlines, including public hearings, on its website.