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 laws, regulations and Hearing Officer Decisions?

Colorado Wage Act
Colorado Wage Protection Act Rules 
Amended Colorado Minimum Wage Order Number 35
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.