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2020 Colorado State Minimum Wage Rate Change

2020 Colorado State Minimum Wage Rate Change

Colorado State Minimum Wage 2020

If an employee is covered by federal and Colorado state minimum wage laws, then the employer must pay the higher minimum wage. Federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 per hour, which is lower than the 2020 Colorado state minimum wage of $12.00. Therefore, based upon current information, covered employers in Colorado will have to pay their employees the higher value of $12.00 per hour under Colorado law beginning January 1, 2020.

Tipped Minimum Wage

If an employee is covered by federal and Colorado state minimum wage laws, then the employer must pay the higher minimum wage for tipped employees. Federal tipped minimum wage is currently $2.13 per hour, which is lower than the 2020 Colorado tipped minimum wage of $8.98 per hour. Therefore, based upon current information, covered employers in Colorado will have to pay their tipped employees the higher value of $8.98 per hour under Colorado law beginning January 1, 2020.

If an employee’s tips combined with the employer’s cash wage of at least $8.98 per hour do not equal the minimum hourly wage, the employer must make up the difference in cash wages.

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