Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was passed by the United States Congress in 1938 to establish a minimum wage, overtime compensation standards, record keeping requirements, child labor provisions, and other regulations that affect employers and labor. The provisions of the FLSA cover all employees, including full-time, part-time, permanent and temporary employees in the state personnel system.
The documents below are meant as a general guide, applicable to state employees only. If you are looking for general information about FLSA, please go to the U.S. Department of Labor Web site.
Colorado Minimum Wage
Pursuant to amendment 42, Article XVIII, Seciton 15, of the Colorado Constitution, the Colorado minimum wage is to be adjusted annually for inflation. The State must pay the higher of the state or federal minimum wage, to comply with the constitutional amendment and FLSA. Except as it applies to the minimum wage, public sector employers are not covered by other provisions of the Colorado Wage Act.
The Compensation team also provides guidance on independent contractors.
For questions regarding FLSA designations or provisions please contact a Compensation team member.
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