Wage Claim Appeal FAQs

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General Questions

What is an appeal?

An appeal is a written disagreement with a Division of Labor Standards and Statistics Compliance Investigator’s written determination on a wage complaint filed with the Division regarding wages earned on or after January 1, 2015. Either the employee or the employer involved in the claim can submit a written appeal. An appeal is filed by requesting a hearing with a division Hearing Officer. If you file an appeal, you will be required to participate in a telephone hearing. You may not file an appeal before you receive a Compliance Investigator’s written determination on your wage complaint.

Where can I obtain copies of the applicable laws, regulations and Hearing Officer Decisions?

Colorado Wage Act
Colorado Wage Protection Act Temporary Rules 
Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order (“COMPS Order”) #36 (effective 3/16/2020)
Hearing Officer Decisions
Laws, Regulations, & Guidance


Where can I find more information about appeals?

Please read the FAQs below. You also may call the Division of Labor Standards and Statistics at 303-318-8442.