Wage Claim Appeal FAQs

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 law and regulations?

Colorado Wage Act
Colorado Wage Protection Act Rules 
Colorado Minimum Wage Order #33

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 303-318-8441.