Pay Equity in Colorado: It’s Not Too Late

The New Year is right around the corner, and although employers have been grappling with the pandemic and a new way of doing business, some things just don’t change, including preparing for new employment laws that go into effect on the first of the year.  One such law is the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Regardless of the pandemic, this law is still scheduled to go into effect on January 1st, 2021. If you haven’t done so already, it’s not too late to start planning. Here are some tools to include in your toolkit. They include bulletin articles, FYIs and checklists, and classes. For a quick “how-to,” see the bulletin titled “Pay Equity: Six Months Left, Are You Ready, Colorado?


Colorado Adopts Equal Pay Rules, Dialing Back Multi-State Impacts, Defining Promotional Opportunity

Pay Equity: Six Months Left, Are You Ready Colorado?

Colorado’s Proposed Equal Pay Transparency Rules Reach Beyond Colorado’s Borders

Understanding Colorado’s New Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

FYI & Checklists:

Colorado Pay Equity Law

Conducting a Pay Equity Analysis Checklist

Compensation Plan Development Checklist

Recordkeeping Checklist

Developing a Total Rewards Philosophy


Compensation I

Writing Effective Job Descriptions

Other Resources:

CCHAnswersNow Job Descriptions tool

Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (external link)

If you need someone to do the work for you, we are here for you too. Employers Council’s for-fee services can conduct pay equity analyses, develop job descriptions and compensation plans, update policies, etc.