A wage complaint is a written complaint filed with the Division of Labor against your current or former employer for unpaid wages or labor law violations that are within the Division's jurisdiction.
The Division may have the authority to assist you on the following issues:
The Division does not have authority to assist you on the following issues:
If you are unsure whether your complaint is within the Division's authority, contact us at:
(303) 318-8441 or 1-888-390-7936
The Division only accepts complaints in writing or electronically. Please complete the Request for Mediation form and answer all questions. If your claim is not completed, the process may be delayed. If you believe your employer owes you wages for work performed as an employee within the state of Colorado, and you wish for the Division to assist you in recovering the unpaid wages, you may file a complaint by filling out the Request for Mediation form.
You may mail, fax, or email all supporting documents to the Division. Attach supporting documentation that may substantiate your complaint, such as copies of checks, timecards, pay statements, employment contracts, policies, or handbooks. On all pages of your documents, please include your name and the name of the employer you are filing the complaint against.
Colorado Division of Labor
633 17th Street, Suite 200
Denver, Colorado 80202-3611
Fax: (303) 318-8400
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com)
Yes, however, if you are filing a wage claim anonymously be sure no personal information is included in your complaint. The Division may not release information to you once you have filed an anonymous complaint.
Once a complaint is received by the Division, it is assigned to a compliance officer and given a claim number. The complaint is reviewed to determine if it is within our authority. If there appears to be a violation, the compliance officer will typically contact the business via letter requesting a response in writing from your employer. The compliance officer will NOT contact you at this stage of the process unless additional information is necessary.
The Division of Labor attempts to resolve issues as quickly as possible. We do not provide a specific timeframe for investigating your dispute. In general, the time it takes to resolve or complete an investigation depends on the complexity of each complaint and other factors. The Division cannot guarantee a resolution concerning your complaint, but will notify you of the outcome.
The Division of Labor does not provide progress updates on complaints. If you receive payment or have resolved the issue with the employer, please contact the Division with the date, check number (if applicable), amount, or other information.
The Division will notify you of the outcome of your complaint using the contact information you have provided. If the Division cannot resolve your complaint, we will provide you with information regarding other options available. You may wish to pursue the dispute in court, where a judge may assess penalties for non-payment of wages.
Contact us via phone at 303-318-8441 or 1-888-390-7936 (toll free) or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com). Our office is located at 633 17th Street, Suite 200, Denver, Colorado 80202-3611
By signing the Request for Mediation you are agreeing to the following:
Request for Mediation: Wage and Labor Law Complaint Form (online submission)
Request for Mediation: Wage and Labor Law Complaint Form (printable)