» Colorado Prohibits Wage Discrimination and Salary History Inquiries
June 5, 2019
New Law Becomes Effective January 1, 2021.
On May 22, 2019, Colorado enacted the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Under the law, employers will no longer be able to:
- Pay different wages to employees who perform similar work, based solely on the employee’s sex; or
- Seek the salary or wage rate history of job applicants.
The Act also creates new responsibilities that employers will need to meet when posting job openings, and employer recordkeeping requirements for employees’ work history, including compensation.