Legal Alert: Colorado Prohibits Adverse Action Based on Employee's Discussion of Pay Information

On August 5, 2008, Colorado's new Wage Transparency Act took effect. This law prohibits employers from discharging, disciplining, discriminating against, or otherwise taking adverse action against an employee because the employee "inquired about, disclosed, compared or otherwise discussed the employee's wages." The law further prohibits employers from conditioning employment on: 1) the requirement that an employee refrain from disclosing information concerning his/her pay; and 2) an employee's agreement to waive his/her right to discuss pay.

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