Colorado’s Minimum Wage
As of January 1, 2021, Colorado’s minimum wage is $12.00 per hour for employers with 16 or more employees, and $11.10 per hour for employers with 15 or fewer employees. Colorado’s minimum wage applies to all workers in the state, with limited exceptions.
How often is Colorado’s minimum wage updated?
Colorado’s minimum wage is adjusted annually for inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). The CPI-W is a measure of the average change in prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services.
What are the exceptions to Colorado’s minimum wage law?
There are a few exceptions to Colorado’s minimum wage law. For example, certain types of workers may be exempt from the minimum wage, such as those who are employed by their parents or guardians, certain student learners, and workers with disabilities. Additionally, tipped employees may be paid a lower hourly cash wage, as long as their tips plus the hourly cash wage equals at least the minimum wage.
Colorado’s minimum wage is $12.00 per hour for most workers, with some exceptions. The minimum wage is updated annually for inflation. If you have any questions about whether you are entitled to receive the minimum wage, you should contact an experienced employment law attorney in your area.