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Under protection afforded by Colorado state overtime laws, non-exempt employees in Colorado must be paid 1.5 times their regular hourly rate for every hour they work over a 40-hour work week. Likewise, Colorado state overtime laws mandate overtime pay to employees who exceed a 12-hour work day. Since the minimum wage in Colorado is $7.78, this makes the minimum wage for overtime hours $11.67. It is unfortunately common for Colorado employees not to realize they have been illegally denied overtime pay because employers take advantage of a general lack of knowledge regarding Colorado employment laws. To help employees across Colorado protect their rights, the overtime pay lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm have written this overview of Colorado state overtime laws.

Colorado State Overtime Exemptions

In Colorado, overtime laws are very similar to the national standards for overtime pay dictated by the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act). Under these state and federal laws, employees who fit into the following categories are not entitled to overtime pay in Colorado:

  • Professionals
  • Executives
  • Administrators

Additionally, the following types of workers may not be entitled to overtime pay in Colorado:

  • Outside sales workers
  • Transportation professionals
  • Independent contractors
  • Certain agriculture and farm workers
  • Employees who live at their workplaces

Free Colorado Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

Colorado overtime laws can be complex and are difficult for many Colorado workers to interpret, so if you work in Colorado and suspect that you have been illegally denied overtime pay, it’s a good idea for you to enlist the support of an experienced employment lawyer. Under Colorado overtime lawsuit statute of limitations, Colorado workers whose right to overtime pay was violated stand to collect back pay for up to two years prior to the date on which they file an overtime pay lawsuit. If you suspect your right to overtime as a Colorado employee was violated, contact the employment lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm for a free Colorado overtime pay lawsuit consultation.

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