On Thursday, April 13th, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law a bill that will now allow the public to know if an employer steals wages from his or her workers. This bill will now be included under Colorado’s Open Records Act.
In a previous century-old law, the violations were considered trade secrets, so the public had no idea if an employer had previous wage theft violations. Both the Senate and House passed the new legislation, which led to Governor Hickenlooper signing the bill. The goal of the bill was to allow Colorado citizens who are searching for or considering employment, that they are aware of previous offenders and will level the playing field for employers who did not have any violations.
Please contact us at myHRcounsel for any questions about this new bill