Colorado Ag Labor Bill

Fact Sheet For SB21-087

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union prepared a Fact Sheet explaining the details of the following topics; Retaliation/Whistleblower Protection, Organizing/Unionizing, Minimum wage, Overtime, Right of Access to Service Providers, Employer Provided Housing, and Heat Stress, Short-handled Hoe and Hand Weeding/Thinning.

Fact Sheet for SB21-087: The Colorado Ag Labor Bill

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT: Agricultural Labor Conditions Rules
As proposed on October 29, 2021; if adopted, to be effective May 1, 2022.

Ag Labor Condition Rules


Proposed Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards 

7 CCR 1103-1 COMPS Order PROPOSED Redline.pdf (

1103-14 2022 PAY CALC Order PROPOSED.pdf (


Ag workers, ag employers invited to participate in SB21-087 Listening Sessions

Colorado legislature recently passed the “Agricultural Workers’ Rights” bill (SB21-087) that will impact agricultural workers in the areas of: wages and overtime pay, worker protection, access to services, and limitations on hand weeding and thinning The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) are seeking input from ag communities – both those who employ ag workers and workers themselves – to establish the regulations related to these topics. Staff from CDA and CDLE will host a listening session specifically focused on answering questions and gathering the perspective of agricultural workers and agricultural employers.

For details on locations and dates, click on the following links.

SB 87 listening sessions Ag Employer

SB 87 listening sessions ag worker English

SB 87 listening sessions Ag worker Spanish


CDA Public Comment Form

Hand Weeding Rule-Draft #4 Rule Survey/Public Comment (


CDLE Rulemaking Schedule and Info

Agricultural Labor Rights and Responsibilities | Department of Labor & Employment (


CDLE Factsheet

INFO #12 Agricultural Labor Rights & Responsibilities under SB21-087.pdf (


Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Letter Commenting on Overtime

RMFU 087 Overtime Comments (002)


Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Letter Commenting on Heat Stress

RMFU 087 Heat Stress CDLE Comments


The Bill Language