The CRA is your resource for everything you need to know about running your business, and we offer a variety of ways to access the information you need. Here ae some relevant and necessary legal updates to assist you in running a successful business.
Amendment 70 is the constitutional amendment that increases Colorado’s minimum wage to $12/hour and the tipped wage to $8.98/hour by January 1, 2020. The passage of this amendment raises Colorado’s minimum wage as follows:
January 1, 2017: $9.30/hr. Tipped Wage = $6.28 January 1, 2018: $10.20/hr. Tipped Wage = $7.18 January 1, 2019: $11.10/hr. Tipped Wage = $8.08 January 1, 2020: $12.00/hr. Tipped Wage = $8.98
After that time, wages will increase annually according to the Boulder/Denver/Greeley CPI. They will not decrease in the event of a recession.
Labor Law Update - Reasonable Accommodation Law for Pregnant Employees HERE
New I-9 Form, read about it HERE - as you may recall, Colorado used to require an additional Colorado Affirmation Form that was very similar to the I-9 form. In 2016, the CRA and others worked to eliminate this redundancy, so now you only need to complete the I-9 form.
National Restaurant Association files petition with U.S. Supreme Court for tip pooling case - HERE
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