Minimum Wage in Boulder County, Colorado

Louisville, Colorado 80027

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Louisville, CO Minimum Wage and Wage Claims

What Is the Minimum Wage in Louisville, CO?

You are entitled to the highest minimum wage that applies where you work, whether set by your city, county, or state government. (Most cities and counties don’t have their own minimum wage laws.)

Boulder County Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Boulder County is currently $15.69 per hour. 

Find out more about the minimum wage in Boulder County at https://bouldercounty.gov/departments/commissioners/local-minimum-wage/

Colorado Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Colorado is $14.42 an hour. Because this is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, employees in Colorado must be paid at least $14.42 an hour. 

Visit https://cdle.colorado.gov/wage-and-hour-law/minimum-wage to find out more about Colorado’s minimum wage.

What Is the Tipped Minimum Wage in Louisville, CO?

Some states and local governments allow employers to pay tipped employees a lower minimum hourly wage; others don't. 

Boulder County Tipped Minimum Wage

If you work for tips in Boulder County, your employer may pay you a lower minimum wage -- currently $12.67 per hour -- as long as you earn enough in tips to bring your total hourly pay up to the regular county minimum wage, $15.69 per hour. 

Colorado Tipped Minimum Wage

In Colorado, your employer may pay you a minimum wage of $11.40 an hour, as long as you earn enough in tips to bring your total hourly pay up to the full minimum wage, $14.42 an hour. If you don’t earn enough in tips to bring your compensation to the full minimum wage, your employer must make up the difference. 

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Who Enforces Louisville, CO Minimum Wage Laws?

Boulder County Enforcement Agency

If you have questions about the Boulder County minimum wage law, contact the:

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Division of Labor Standards

URL: https://cdle.colorado.gov/dlss

Address:

633 17th Street, Suite 201
Denver, CO  80202-3660

Phone: 303-318-8441

Email: cdle_labor_standards@state.co.us

Colorado Enforcement Agency

If you have questions about Colorado's minimum wage, contact the

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

URL: https://cdle.colorado.gov/

Phone: 303-318-8441

To find the nearest office of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, see https://cdle.colorado.gov/contact-us.

Email: cdle_labor_standards@state.co.us

How to File a Wage Claim in Louisville, CO

If you were not paid the minimum wage in Louisville, CO, you may have the right to file a wage claim or complaint with a government agency. Be sure to look at the wage claim materials (below) for the agency that enforces the law you believe was violated, whether city, county, or state. 

All jurisdictions impose a time limit on how far back you may claim unpaid wages, so it's important to file your claim quickly. There may be other restrictions on the claims you may file, such as dollar-amount limits or limits on the agency’s ability to force employers to comply with the law. You may be required to ask your employer to pay you correctly before you file a claim. And, you almost always have the option to go straight to court and file a lawsuit instead of filing a wage claim with a government agency. For these reasons, it often makes sense to talk to an experienced wage and hour lawyer to make sure you know all of your options, understand the strength of your claims, and decide how to proceed.

Filing a Wage Complaint with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Division of Labor Standards

If you were not paid the minimum wage in Boulder County, you may file a wage complaint with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Division of Labor Standards. Find out more about filing a wage complaint for violations of Boulder County's minimum wage law

Filing a Wage Claim with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

You can find information and forms to file a wage claim with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment at its website. 

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Get Help With Louisville, CO Wage Claims and Lawsuits

If you are considering filing a wage claim or lawsuit, you may want to speak to a local wage and hour attorney. The resources below can help you find a lawyer near you.

Louisville, CO Free or Low-Cost Legal Assistance

Legal aid offices provide free legal assistance to low-income people. Typically, you must qualify for legal aid based on your income. Visit Colorado Legal Services to find local resources and legal aid offices.

Some law schools have free legal clinics that provide assistance with specific problems, including wage and hour issues and other employment matters. Find a list of law schools offering legal clinics on a variety of issues at the American Bar Association Center for Pro Bono.

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Louisville, CO Lawyer Directories

Lawyer Referral Services in Colorado. Check with the Colorado Bar Association for information on lawyer referral services in Louisville, CO. Lawyer referral services match people with attorneys who specialize in particular legal fields, such as wage and hour law.

NELA’s “Find-A-Lawyer” Service. Search the National Employment Lawyer’s Association’s membership to find Louisville, CO lawyers who specialize in wage and hour claims and other employment issues.


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