The CRA is your resource for everything you need to know about running your business, and we offer a variety of ways to access the information you need. Here ae some relevant and necessary legal updates to assist you in running a successful business.
Amendment 70 is the constitutional amendment that increases Colorado’s minimum wage to $12/hour and the tipped wage to $8.98/hour by January 1, 2020. The passage of this amendment raises Colorado’s minimum wage as follows:
January 1, 2017: $9.30/hr. Tipped Wage = $6.28 January 1, 2018: $10.20/hr. Tipped Wage = $7.18 January 1, 2019: $11.10/hr. Tipped Wage = $8.08 January 1, 2020: $12.00/hr. Tipped Wage = $8.98
After that time, wages will increase annually according to the Boulder/Denver/Greeley CPI. They will not decrease in the event of a recession.
Hear Sonia Riggs, CRA President & CEO discuss some of the issues facing restaurants around the new minimum wage.
Do you know that as a member of CRA you get free Labor Compliance posters? Email email@example.com to request these items.
Colorado Labor Law laminated poster
Federal (NLRB) Labor Law laminated poster
Employee hand-washing posters for bathrooms
Patio “no drink beyond this point” posters
Membership window sticker
New Ruling on Tips in Colorado as of July 2017. Read about it HERE.
New CO2 Regulations in Denver – New requirements on CO2 systems go into effect January 1st in Denver. This applies to systems with more than 100 pounds of CO2, or any system using any amount of Carbon Dioxide below grade. Are you compliant? READ MORE
Gender Neutral Bathroom Signage in Denver – Eateries and other establishments have until April 30, 2018, to change their restroom signs to remove references to gender and ensure there are locks on the exterior restroom door (again, only for single-occupant, family, and accessible restrooms – not bathrooms that contain multiple stalls). READ MORE
Reasonable Accommodation Law for Pregnant Employees, NEW POSTING REQUIREMENTS. Read about it HERE.
New I-9 Form - Are you using the latest update to the I-9 Form? (PS - Thanks to the efforts of the CRA, you no longer need to complete the Colorado Affirmation Form.) As of September 18, 2017, all employers must use the updated Form I-9 with the revision date 07/17/17 N. Get it HERE
Need some information on Immigration Rules? Learn more HERE.
National Restaurant Association files petition with U.S. Supreme Court for tip pooling case - HERE
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Restaurant Owners – The CRA is a full-service solution for every type and size of restaurant. We are powerful advocates for the industry, an information hub and a catalyst for networking. And we’re committed to offering meaningful benefits and resources you need to run a profitable business.
Service Providers - Companies that serve restaurants have a strong ally in the CRA. Our restaurant members look to the CRA members first when seeking products and services, they also make the real connections with service providers at local and state events.