Colorado Revised Statutes 8-4-101(8)(a) defines wages or compensation as "all amounts for labor or service performed by employees, whether the amount is fixed or ascertained by the standard of time, task, piece, commission basis, or other method..."Colorado Minimum Wage Order Number 29 provides the following:" All adult employees and emancipated minors, employed in any of the industries covered herein, whether employed on an hourly, piecework, commission, time, task, or other basis, shall be paid not less than $7.78 per hour..."
Piece rate work (also referred to as piece work) may be viewed as work paid for according to the number of units or products completed or produced. Piece rate plans may be determined by one individual's work, or can also include a group of employees who share compensation based upon group completion of required tasks or products.
Piece rate pay can apply to many situations, and common examples of piece rate pay include:
For employees covered under Colorado Minimum Wage Order Number 29, piece rate pay methods are allowed if the following conditions are met:
Advisory Bulletin: Piece Rate or Piece Work Pay, 18(I)
Colorado Revised Statutes 8-4-101(8)(a) (Definitions)
Colorado Minimum Wage Order Number 29
29 Code of Federal Regulations 778.111 (Pieceworker)
29 Code of Federal Regulations 778.418 (Pieceworkers)