Colorado Labor Law Posters

Employers are required to display both state and federal labor and employment posters. This means that employers must post certain notices in their workplaces so employees have access to information about the applicable labor laws. These posters, also known as workplace postings or workplace compliance posters, can be downloaded for free from our website.


Posting Requirements

The type of posters you are required to post will be determined by:

  • The nature of your business
  • The number of employees
  • The primary language spoken by your employees
  • Whether you employ people with disabilities
  • Whether you employ minors

All notices must be posted in a conspicuous place so that they can be seen and read by employees. Failure to post notices can result in stiff penalties and possible fines. 

Don't forget to visit our federal poster page to see if you require additional federal posters specific to your organization.

Mandatory for All Colorado Employers

Employment Anti-Discrimination

The “Colorado Prohibits Discrimination in Places of: Employment” Poster informs that under Colorado Civil Rights Commission Rules (3 CCR 708-1), every employer, employment agency, labor organization; every real estate broker or agent, home builder, home mortgage lender, and all other persons who transfer, rent, or finance real estate; and every place of public accommodation, post notice that summarizes the discriminatory or unfair practices prohibited by the Law. 

It also includes information about the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

The notice must be displayed in a conspicuous, easily accessible, and well-lit place. 

Required for: All CO Employers.

[English]

Payday Notice

The “Payday Notice” specifies the regular paydays of your company and the time and place of payment.

The notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All CO Employers.

[English]

Colorado Workers' Compensation Information

The “Colorado Workers' Compensation Information” Poster provides the details of the company’s insurance carrier and information about what to do if an injury happens while at work.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All CO Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Notice to Employer of Injury–Workers' Compensation

The Workers’ Compensation “Notice to Employer of Injury” informs employees that if they are injured on the job, they must give a written notice to their employer within the next four days of said injury. 
The notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All CO Employers.

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Colorado Security Act–Unemployment Insurance Poster

The Unemployment Insurance “Notice to Workers” informs employees that they have the right to be properly classified and paid accurately and timely for the services they provide. It also gives contact information for if you become unemployed or get reduced hours. 

The notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All CO Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act

The “Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act” states that smoking is not permitted in any indoor area.

This does not apply to the following areas:

  • Private homes, private residences, and private automobiles; except that this part 2 shall apply if any such home, residence, or vehicle is being used for child care or day care or if a private vehicle is being used for the public transportation of children or as part of health care or day care transportation;
  • Limousines under private hire;
  • Any retail tobacco business; except that the requirements in section 25-14-204 (3) and any related penalties apply to a retail tobacco business;
  • A cigar-tobacco bar;
  • The outdoor area of any business, or;
  • A private, nonresidential building on a farm or ranch, as defined in section 39-1-102, that has annual gross income of less than five hundred thousand dollars.

“No Smoking” or “Smoking Permitted” signs must be posted in area to designate smoking or nonsmoking areas.

Required for: All CO Employers.

Federally Mandated

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Executive Order 11246 (E.O. 11246), also known as the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” Poster prohibits certain Federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Additionally, it protects applicants and employees from discriminatory discipline, including firing, for asking about, discussing, or disclosing their pay or the pay of their co-workers. E.O. 11246 also requires covered government contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of employment.

Post copies of the poster, supplement, and provision in conspicuous places available to employees, applicants for employment, and send to representatives of labor organizations with which there is a collective bargaining agreement.

Required for: All CO Employers.

[English] [Spanish] [Chinese] [Arabic]

Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The "Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards" Poster establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. The FLSA requires employers to pay covered nonexempt employees a minimum wage of not less than $7.25 per hour.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All CO Employers.

Large Posters: [English] [Spanish] [Chinese] [Russian] [Thai] [Hmong] [Vietnamese] [Korean] [Polish]

Small Posters: [English] [Spanish

Family and Medical Leave Act

The “Family and Medical Leave Act” entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees and applicants for employment can readily see it. It may also be posted electronically if all other requirements have been met, but the electronic posting can not replace the physical posters. 

Required for: All CO Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

USERRA - Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

Employers are required to provide to persons entitled to the rights and benefits under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), a notice of the rights, benefits, and obligations of such persons and such employers under USERRA. 

Employers may provide the notice, "Your Rights Under USERRA", by posting it where employee notices are customarily placed. However, employers are free to provide the notice to employees in other ways that will minimize costs if the full text of the notice is provided (e.g., by handing or mailing out the notice, or distributing the notice via electronic mail).

Required for: All CO Employers.

[English]

Mandatory for Some Colorado Employers

Colorado Minimum Wage Order 35

The “Colorado Minimum Wage Order 35” Poster provides details about Colorado’s minimum wage. 

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for CO Employers in the following industries:

  • Retail and Service 
  • Food and Beverage
  • Commercial Support Service
  • Health and Medical

[English] [Spanish]

Housing Anti-Discrimination

The “Colorado Prohibits Discrimination in Places of: Housing” Poster informs that it is either a discriminatory or unfair housing practice if any person refuses to show, sell, transfer, rent, or lease, or refuse to receive and transmit any boda fide offer to buy, sell, rent, or lease, or otherwise make unavailable or deny or withhold from any person housing; or to discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges pertaining to any housing. 

Housing notices must be posted and maintained in all places where real estate transfers, rentals and loans are executed.

Required for: CO employers in the Housing Industry.

[English]

Public Accommodation Anti-Discrimination

The “Colorado Prohibits Discrimination in Places of: Public Accommodation” Poster informs it is a discriminatory practice for any place of business engaged in any sales to the public and any place offering services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations to the public to refuse, withhold from, or deny to an individual or a group full and equal enjoyment of a place of public accommodation. 

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: CO Employers in the Public Accommodation Industry. 

[English]

This Organization Participates in E-Verify

The “This Organization Participates in E-Verify” Poster informs employees that this employer will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm that they are authorized to work in the U.S. 

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English/Spanish]

If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away

The “If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away” Poster from the Department of Justice informs employees that if they have the skills, experience, and legal right to work, their citizenship or immigration status shouldn’t merit discrimination in the workplace. This poster also provides contact information for the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).  

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English] [Spanish]

Mandatory for Employers in the City and County of Denver, CO

City and County of Denver Anti-Discrimination

The “City and County of Denver Anti-Discrimination” Poster describes how discriminating on the basis of Race, Color, Religion, National Origin, Gender, Age, Sexual Orientation, Gender Variance, Marital Status, Military Status, or Physical or Mental Disability is prohibited in the areas of employment, housing and commercial space, public accommodations, private education institutions, and private health and welfare services. The contact information for Denver’s Anti-Discrimination Office is also included.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: Employers in the City and County of Denver, CO.

[English]

Recommended

IRS Withholding Notice

Publication 213, the “IRS Withholding Notice”, is a bulletin board poster advising workers to consider whether they need to file a new Form W-4 with their employer, including options that would affect that decision like marriage or divorce, changing your name, gaining or losing a dependent, or changes to your income. 

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

[English]

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act “Notice for Employers” describes how the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act makes it a discriminatory or unfair employment practice if an employer fails to provide reasonable accommodations to an applicant or employee who is pregnant, physically recovering from childbirth, or a related condition. This Act is covered in the Employment Anti-Discrimination Notice but this document provides more specific information and can be used as a supplement to the Employment Anti-Discrimination Notice.  

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

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