By Joseph C. Irwin
The Colorado Wage Transparency Act, prohibits an employer from taking adverse actions against employees who discuss their wages with others. An employer is also prohibited from requiring that employees not disclose their wages and from requiring an employee to sign a waiver or other document that limits the employee’s right to disclose his or her wage information.
Recent amendments also make it unlawful for Colorado employees who work for federal, state and local governments to be discharged or disciplined for inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their wages. Previously government agency workers were exempted from the Colorado Wage Transparency Act. This exception has now been stricken, thereby extending wage transparency protections to all employees in Colorado, even those working for governments.