2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 8 - Labor and Industry
Labor I - Department of Labor and Employment
Article 6 - Minimum Wages of Workers
§ 8-6-109. Methods of establishing minimum wages - wage board

CO Rev Stat ยง 8-6-109 (2016) What's This?

(1) If after investigation the director is of the opinion that the conditions of employment surrounding said employees are detrimental to the health or morals or that a substantial number of workers in any occupation are receiving wages, whether by time rate or piece rate, inadequate to supply the necessary costs of living and to maintain the workers in health, the director shall proceed to establish minimum wage rates either directly or by the indirect method described in subsection (2) of this section. If he selects the direct method, the director shall establish the minimum wage rates.

(2) If he adopts the indirect method, the director shall establish a wage board consisting of not more than three representatives of employers in the occupation in question, and of an equal number of persons to represent the employees in said occupation, and of an equal number of disinterested persons to represent the public, and someone representing the director if it is desired. The director shall name and appoint all members of the wage board and designate the chairman thereof. The selection of members representing employers and employees shall be, so far as practicable, through election by employers and employees respectively, subject to approval and selection by the director. The members of the wage board shall be compensated at the same rate and fees for service as jurors in courts of record, and they shall be allowed their necessary traveling and clerical expenses incurred in the actual performance of their duties, to be paid from the appropriations for the expenses of the division.

(3) The proceedings and deliberations of such wage board shall be made a matter of record for the use of the director and shall be admissible as evidence in any proceedings before the director. Each wage board has the same power as the director to subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, and compel the production of books, papers, and other evidence. Witnesses subpoenaed by a wage board shall be allowed the same compensation as when subpoenaed by the director.

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