Is there a minimum wage for salary workers in Colorado?

My husband is working 80 hours a week, but is a salary employee. His salary is
paying him less than minimum wage. Is that legal?

Asked on March 1, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

The minimum compensation for a salaried employee is $455 per week. Further, even though an employee gets a salary, they might still be considered "non-exempt" meaning they should be paid a salary up to 40 hours and then overtime after that. It all depends on what their work duties are. At this point, your husband should contact your state's department of labor for further information or consult directly with an employment law attorney who can best advise him further.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

The minimum compensation for a salaried employee is $455 per week. Further, even though an employee gets a salary, they might still be considered "non-exempt" meaning they should be paid a salary up to 40 hours and then overtime after that. It all depends on what their work duties are. At this point, your husband should contact your state's department of labor for further information or consult directly with an employment law attorney who can best advise him further.


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