Employment Laws in Colorado

If you are an employee looking for an Employment Lawyer in Colorado, look no further than the Colorado employment lawyers at Herrmann Law. The Colorado employment lawyers at Herrmann Law are the go-to employment lawyers for employees in Colorado. Our firm only represents workers and is the law firm Colorado workers choose when they need legal representation for employment law issues in Colorado. We have the experience, attention to detail, and in-depth knowledge of the complex ins and outs of employment laws and labor laws in Colorado. Our firm only represents workers—our employment law attorneys have the experience and know-how to effectively advocate for employees and win.

Employment Lawyers Representing Workers in Colorado

Colorado Employment Law Attorneys

Herrmann Law is an employee-focused employment law firm that represents employees in Colorado in all types of employment law-related disputes. We have experience representing employees in Colorado in lawsuits against their employers for unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, minimum-wage violations, off-the-clock work, overtime misclassification issues, salary-exempt status, unpaid tips and illegal tip pools, illegal tip theft, unpaid commissions, unpaid gratuities, and various other types of employment-related disputes.

Overtime Laws in Colorado

Colorado employees are entitled to protection under both, federal laws and Colorado employment laws. Under federal law, the Fair Labor Standards Act (commonly shortened to “FLSA”) is a wage and overtime law that provides workers across the United States, including workers in Colorado, the right to a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.

Under the FLSA, employees in Colorado and across the United States are generally required to be paid for overtime wages at one and one-half times the regular rate for all hours over 40 hours in each 7-day week. Employees, including Colorado employees, are generally entitled to overtime in Colorado even if where the employer agreed to pay you a salary, day rate, piece rate, by the mile, or some other fixed rate of pay that is not dependent upon the forty (40) hour workweek. Employees in Colorado are generally entitled to overtime compensation regardless of any agreement to be paid a salary or whether you agreed to be paid at some other fixed rate of pay.

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In addition to the federal wage and overtime law, employees in Colorado are also entitled to protection under Colorado law known as the Colorado Wage Act. The Colorado Wage Act provides Colorado workers with additional wage and overtime protections designed to prevent Wage Theft in Colorado.

Workers in Colorado enjoy far wider employment law protections. Indeed, as one example, Colorado law requires a wider class of employees be paid overtime wages than under the federal law overtime law.

The Colorado Wage Act also requires Colorado companies and businesses to pay their workers ALL of their earned wages and tips and to remit payment in a “timely manner”. The Colorado Wage Act also requires employers to reimburse employees for tools, travel, and other business-related expenses. Again, reimbursements must be remitted in a timely fashion. Employers who violate the Colorado Wage Act are liable to each affected worker for all back wages and unpaid benefits, civil penalties, attorneys fees, and other damages.

Workers in Colorado should be aware of the various ways in which employers engage in illegal wage theft, including:

Unfortunately, many employers in Colorado continue to violate the Colorado wage laws as well as federal wage laws. Regardless of whether an employer intentionally or purposely ignored the requirements of federal and Colorado wage laws, employers are obligated to comply with the law and pay Colorado workers in accordance with the law.

Many employers in Colorado keep their employees working long past that forty-hour mark, refusing to compensate employees at the legally required overtime rate of pay. Colorado Employees paid on a salary basis are particularly vulnerable to the lack of overtime compensation, as are other workers that are paid on a “day rate” or some other rate that fails to compensate workers additional wages for overtime after 40 hours in each 7-day workweek.

Legal Requirements to be Salary Exempt in Colorado

Many employers and employees in Colorado mistakenly believe that an employee who is paid a salary, or some other rate of fixed pay, that the forty-hour mark no longer applies to their work. This leads to the incorrect assumption that overtime is not owed to Colorado employees working on a salaried pay schedule, or a day-rate payment system. Employers in Colorado often incorrectly refer to the employees they hire under these terms, as “salary exempt.”

Overtime Laws in Colorado

The problem with the use of the phrase “salary exempt” in Colorado is that this phrase is used as a catch-all for employees paid by a day rate, salaries, or some other fixed rate of pay that fails to account for additional compensation for overtime hours. Just as often, employers in

Colorado will use the phrase “salary-exempt” to intentionally and purposefully avoid paying employees the overtime wages they are legally entitled to be paid under federal law or Colorado law, or both. Oftentimes, employees in Colorado are not actually “salary exempt” or “overtime exempt” and are therefore being stiffed by their employers for overtime wages for work they have done and are legally entitled to be paid under Colorado and federal law. In other words, workers in Colorado oftentimes do not receive the overtime wages that they are rightfully owed and required by Colorado law.

The “salary exempt” qualifications are very complicated and technical in nature, and often rather tricky to understand. The employment law attorneys at Herrmann Law are dedicated to representing workers across the United States, including workers in Colorado, to recover their unpaid wages and overtime pay as guaranteed by federal law and Colorado law.

If you have questions about your wages, including your right to be paid overtime in Colorado, give the overtime lawyers at Herrmann Law a call today at 817-479-9229 and learn more about your rights as a worker in Colorado and how you recover the wages you are owed. You can also fill out our contact form with your case details and someone from our law firm will contact you.

Employment Law Attorneys for Workers in Colorado

If you feel you are being treated unfairly by your employer, are owed back wages, being stiffed on your tips or gratuities, are not being paid for overtime, or for any other employment-related dispute there is no reason why you cannot give the employment lawyers at Herrmann Law a call: 817-479-9229. We are an employee-focused law firm and want to help you protect your rights in the workplace!

Often employees in Colorado will continue to work in situations where they are not receiving fair compensation for their labor because they feel their employer will retaliate against them for seeking a lawyer’s help in litigating their overtime, wage, or other employment dispute. What many businesses in Colorado do not know is that workers in Colorado are protected from retaliation, called anti-retaliation protections.

These anti-retaliation laws seek to protect an employee from retaliation, allowing employees the right to seek a lawyer’s aid and assistance in determining the extent of their wage, overtime, or other employment-related claims. These anti-retaliation laws were enacted to prevent employers from taking adverse action by terminating the employer-employee relationship.

In addition to assisting Colorado employees who have been illegally retaliated against, the employment lawyers at Herrmann Law also assist Colorado employees with various types of claims under federal and Colorado law:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Hostile Work Environments
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Family Medical Leave Act disputes
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Discrimination
  • And more!

A law firm like Herrmann Law can provide the expertise workers in Colorado need to effectively represent workers with employment law claims against their employers. We are an employee-focused law firm—our employment law attorneys are ready, willing, and able to assist you.

Call the employment lawyers at Herrmann Law today at 817-479-9229 to schedule a consultation about your case! You can also fill out our contact form with your case details and someone from our law firm will contact you.

Colorado Unpaid Wage Laws

There are many types of wages: tips, gratuities, service charges, commissions, deductions, salary pay, hourly wages, and other forms of compensation that employers are legally required to pay their employees. In the world of Colorado employment law, understanding the federal wage laws can make or break an employee. Employers and employees do not always see eye-to-eye on what type of compensation is fair for a certain type of work. Many Colorado employees are owed wages or other compensation, and they don’t even know it! So often employers misunderstand or misinterpret the law, depriving employees of wages that employees are legally entitled to under federal law.

Herrmann Law frequently provides litigation aid and assistance to employees in Colorado for the following types of Unpaid Wage issues:

  • Unpaid Wages in Colorado
  • Unlawful Tip Pooling in Colorado
  • Unpaid Tips in Colorado
  • Unpaid Gratuities in Colorado
  • Illegal Time Clock Rounding in Colorado
  • Unlawful Wage Deductions in Colorado
  • Unpaid Commissions in Colorado
  • Colorado Paycheck Laws
  • And many other Colorado employment law claims. . .

Call the employment lawyers at Herrmann Law today at 817-479-9229 to schedule a consultation and find out if you are entitled to unpaid wages! You can also fill-out our contact form with your case details and someone from our law firm will contact you.

What to do if you think your employer in Colorado is violating the law.

If you think your Colorado employer is violating your rights, not paying you overtime or stiffing you on your wages, or that you might be facing discrimination or other unlawful actions by your employer, contact the Employment Lawyers at Herrmann Law at 817-479-9229. You can also fill out our contact form with your case details and someone from our law firm will contact you.

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The employment law attorneys at Herrmann Law take a hands-on approach and inject a strong work ethic into every employment case that Herrmann Law handles.

We instill a blue-collar mentality and strong work ethic into the way each and every case at the firm is handled, which has been a recipe for success for our clients, helping numerous employees across the United States, including employees in Colorado, receive the justice they deserve.

Herrmann Law handles wage and overtime cases in Colorado on behalf of Colorado employees including:

  • Unpaid Wages under Colorado and federal law
  • Overtime Wages under Colorado and federal law
  • Salary-Exemptions under Colorado and federal law
  • Workers in Colorado Misclassified as Independent Contractors
  • Off the clock work for workers in Colorado
  • Unpaid Overtime for workers in Colorado
  • Illegal Deductions for workers in Colorado
  • Illegal tip pools for workers in Colorado
  • Unpaid Side-work for workers in Colorado
  • And many more wage and overtime issues for Colorado employees….

We Represent Colorado Workers on a Contingent Fee

Our firm regularly handles cases on behalf of employees on a contingent fee basis—meaning we do not charge any fees unless there is a recovery. In other words, when our firm handles a case on a contingent fee, we only get paid if you get paid. Our fee is paid entirely out of any money that is recovered! As contingency fee lawyers, if we do not recover anything, there will be no fee for our representation—you will not owe us anything for our time or expense if we fail to recover anything for you.


For more information about employment laws in Colorado, call the Employee Rights attorneys at Herrmann Law. If you think that your employer has violated your rights as an employee, call us. We are proven, experienced, employee-focused attorneys representing workers in Colorado and across the United States in all types of workplace disputes. Use our Online Contact page or call us at (817) 479-9229. We are more than just a law firm for employees – we are an employee’s fiercest advocate, equipping employees with the legal representation needed to achieve the best result possible.

Call us today: 817-479-9229. You can also fill out our contact form with your case details and someone from our office will contact you.

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