New federal regulations regarding youth employment took effect on July 19, 2010. The Colorado Division of Labor is in the process of updating our Advisory Bulletins and Resource Guide and website to reflect those changes.
For information on the new federal regulations and how they may affect youth employment in Colorado, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor website, www.dol.gov.
The Colorado Youth Employment Opportunity Act (CYEOA) of 1971 is a state law regulating youth employment in the state of Colorado. In addition to reviewing the restrictions under the CYEOA, the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) should be reviewed. The FLSA is a federal law and its regulations do not permit the employment of minors in a variety of circumstances. The Colorado Division of Labor is a state agency and cannot intervene or assist in matters involving the application and interpretation of federal laws.
NOTE: When both federal and state laws apply, the more stringent standard must be observed. For more information about federal law and the FLSA, please contact the U.S. Department of Labor at 720-264-3250 or 866-487-9243.
The hazardous occupations listed below are prohibited for minors under the Colorado Youth Employment Opportunity Act of 1971 .
Advisory Bulletin: Youth Employment Hazardous Occupations for Minors, 4(III)
Colorado Revised Statute 8-12-101 et seq. (Colorado Youth Employment Opportunity Act)
Colorado Revised Statutes 8-12-110 (Hazardous Occupations for Minors)