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Colorado Extends Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Retaliation Protections to Minors 

Beginning January 1, 2025, under CO H 1095 minors who file a complaint or initiate any proceeding related to wages or hours are protected from discrimination or retaliation. Additionally, any rights minors exercise under the Colorado Youth Employment Opportunity Act will also be protected from retaliation.  

Next Steps 

Employers should ensure that they are familiar with all the requirements for employment of minors under Colorado law and that they are strictly adhering to hours of work and other wage and hour provisions to avoid any claims being brought. It is also recommended that those who are responsible for hiring, scheduling, and supervising minors be trained in these requirements. 

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