The recording is now available of last Thursday’s “Colorado Farm Labor Roundup,” the next chapter in the employment law changes on featuring attorneys Kevin Paul and Cindy Coleman, Range PC.
This month’s Farm Labor Roundup took a deeper dive into compliance issues, particularly those created by Colorado law and the regulations adopted by the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) adopted the new rules as part of the implementation of Senate Bill 87 (SB 87). Introduced in February of 2021, SB 87 was signed into law by Governor Polis in late June of 2021. The new CDLE rules on agriculture overtime and labor conditions went into effect at the beginning of 2022.
Below is a list of links to resources shared in the meeting.
INFO Sheet 14 (Payment of Earned Vacation upon Separation of Employment)
Colorado INFO Sheet 12a (Overtime and Minimum Wage Obligations for Agricultural Employment)
INFO Sheet 12b (Agricultural Employee Rest Periods, Meal Periods, and Service Provider Access)
Colorado Livestock Association has developed a Labor and Employment Compliance Guide for livestock producers covering Colorado minimum wage, overtime, meal and rest periods, paid sick leave, recordkeeping and vacation and PTO.
To request a copy of the guide, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.