On May 22, 2019, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law The Equal Pay for Equal Work Act which became effective January 1, 2021. Click here to read the Act.
The Colorado Women's Bar Association (CWBA) has created a guide to help educate employers about their obligations related to the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. This new law will provide an unprecedented opportunity to close the gender pay gap and build a more equitable economy in Colorado. Please share! Download the guide here. Download the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Equal Pay Transparency Rules here.
The CWBA and The Women's Foundation of Colorado also presented an information webinar for employers in August 2020 called, "The Ins and Outs of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act." A recording of the webinar is available here and resources about the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act are included below.
Research on the Economic Status of Women in Colorado, with pay gap data, from 2018 and 2015 (Institute for Women’s Policy Research)
Please stay in touch with us for updates and plans for an upcoming EPEWA webinar for employees.
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We are so grateful to our bill sponsors Sen. Jessie Danielson, Sen. Brittany Pettersen, State Rep Janet Buckner, and Representative Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez; to the many bill co-sponsors and partners; and all of you for your work on this bill! Thank you for calling, texting, emailing, and testifying for its support.
April 30, 2019: SB19-085 the EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK ACT WAS PASSED BY THE SENATE AND IS ON ITS WAY TO THE GOVERNOR!!!
Podcast by Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Employment Shareholder Lisa Hogan discusses Colorado Senate Bill 85, the Equal Pay For Equal Work Act, with proponent Charlotte Sweeney. Lisa and Charlotte, who tend to be on opposite sides in employment cases, try to unpack the complicated issue of equal pay and the possible impacts of this proposed legislation.