[author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor]
Starting January 1, 2013, Colorado's minimum wage will increase by 14 cents to $7.78 per hour, under a new wage order proposed by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
Colorado adjusts its minimum wage each year to keep pace with the rate of inflation, as measured by the change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, All Items, for the Denver-Boulder-Greeley combined metropolitan statistical area. Nine other states also annually adjust their minimum wages based on the rate of inflation.
A public hearing about the proposed wage order will be held in Denver on November 1.