Holiday, Severance, and Sick Pay
Colorado wage law does not require nor prohibit any paid holidays, and does not require nor prohibit any extra pay for working on holidays. When an employee is paid for a non-work holiday, the holiday hours do not count towards overtime unless actual work was performed on the holiday.
Colorado wage law does not require nor prohibit severance pay. Severance pay is a benefit offered by employers at their own discretion. Severance pay is not wages or compensation for the purposes of the Colorado Wage Act.
Colorado wage law does not require nor prohibit sick pay or sick leave, or bereavement pay or bereavement leave. Colorado wage law does not require employers to provide time off due to illness or injury. For questions regarding family, medical, or sick leaved contact the U.S. Department of Labor as federal law may apply, or contact Colorado Workers' Compensation or an attorney for additional guidance.
- Amended Colorado Minimum Wage Order Number 35 (Section 4, Overtime)
- Colorado Revised Statutes 8-4-101(14)(b) (Severance Pay)
- Colorado Revised Statutes 24-34-402.7 (Domestic Abuse Leave)
- Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation
- Colorado Civil Rights Division
- U.S. Department of Labor FMLA Guidance
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
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