Denver, Colorado 2021-11-12 02:09:25 –
Denver — Colorado officially adopted new overtime rules for agricultural workers on Thursday.
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Labor Standards Statistics Bureau has revised Agricultural Overtime Regulations Colorado overtime and minimum wage-based orders..
The standards have been revised based on feedback from farm owners that they cannot afford to pay half an hour for 40 hours of work per week.
The agricultural industry has traditionally been exempt from paying overtime.
The new rule kicks in after 48 hours have been measured during a normal week. During peak season, there is no overtime until the worker clocks 56 hours a week.
Daily overtime protection is also implemented.
Shifts of 12 hours and 15 hours or more require additional compensation and protection.
Heat protection for agricultural workers is also added when temperatures exceed 80 degrees Celsius.
CDLE states that expanding overtime rights and discouraging overtime can improve both work and safety.
According to CDLE, the new rules took into account the widespread opinion of hundreds of Colorado workers and employers.
One year before overtime begins, two to three years before the full overtime requirement, to give the employer time to consider options such as increasing employment and adjusting schedules to limit overtime. increase.
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