The CRA's sole purpose is to protect your business and help you thrive. We seek to champion your interests in the political arena and be your guide to laws and regulations that can make running a restaurant complex. To this end, we have produced this Compliance Center and we hope it becomes as invaluable to running your restaurant as CRA.
Please email FirstCall@corestaurant.org to request these items (you should have received when you joined):
Quick links, recommended policies, and compliance updates related to COVID-19.
The final ruling on COMPS Order #36 was adopted January 22, 2020, and takes effect March 16, 2020 (except for the overtime exemption threshold, which will go into effect July 1, 2020). Find the Order here. Highlighted changes:
Effective January 1, 2020, State minimum wage is $12 per hour. This means the tipped minimum wage is $8.98 per hour. (Note: Denver minimum wage is $12.85/hour and the tipped minimum wage is $9.83/hour.)
Overtime exemption threshold
Beginning July 1, 2020, employees must be paid a salary of AT LEAST $684 per week (which equates to $35,568 annually) to be EXEMPT from overtime. This is consistent with the Federal that went into effect January 1, 2020. Importantly, tips DO NOT count toward this total -- and hourly workers are never exempt from overtime. They must also meet the duties test for exempt employees to be exempt from overtime, which is not changing. Find the duties test here, and expected exempt salary increases below.
Date Weekly Overtime-Exempt Salary
July 1, 2020 $684.00/week ($35,568 per year)
January 1, 2021 $778.85/week ($40,500 per year)
January 1, 2022 $865.38/week (45,000 per year)
January 1, 2023 $961.54/week ($50,000 per year)
January 1, 2024 $1,057.69/week ($55,000 per year)
January 1, 2025 The 2024 salary adjusted by CPI
Recently, changes were made to the “Notice to Workers” section of the required Colorado labor law posters employers are required to have in their business. The new language is required to be posted in order for your business to be in compliance. If you received posters earlier this year, to remain compliant please click on the link below, print off the new document, and post it over the same section on your 2019 Colorado labor law poster. Get it in English, get it in Spanish.Reminder - CRA members get FREE Labor Law posters. Order yours today. Call the CRA (303) 830-2972 or email FirstCall@corestaurant.org
The CRA provides free, limited, legal advice through our Legal Resource Center. A network of member attorneys, labor law & compliance posters, educational programs, and other resources and information to keep businesses compliant. If you do not find the answer to your question on the website, please call (303) 830-2972 or email FirstCall@corestaurant.org to request expert help.
On January 1, 2019, Colorado adopted the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (US FDA) 2013 model Food Code and 2013 Supplement to Colorado's food industries. This means some operational changes for all retail food establishments.
Those changes include, but are not limited to:
Get a list of the top 10 questions regarding the changes to the Colorado Food Code, click here.
Boulder County Disaster Guide for Retail Food Establishment, click here.
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the largest foodservice trade association in the world (by membership) —supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses. NRA staff and lobbyists represent and advocate for foodservice industry interests with state, local and national policymakers—taking on financial and regulatory obstacles before they hit members’ bottom line and providing tools and systems that help members of all sizes get significantly better operating results.
The NRA, in conjunction with state restaurant associations, strives to move our industry forward by finding answers to the tough questions, distilling complex information into practical knowledge and helping our members navigate the issues that can leave them in the weeds. If you need smart, relevant intelligence that helps our members run their businesses better, the NRA is your go-to resource.
We often receive questions from our members on topics ranging from account information to legal issues. Below is a list of topics we're asked about most often! We've organized these questions and answered them in our Help Center.
To visit the Help Center, click here.