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.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT: Agricultural Labor Conditions Rules
As proposed on October 29, 2021; if adopted, to be effective May 1, 2022.
Proposed Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards
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.
CDA Public Comment Form
CDLE Rulemaking Schedule and Info
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Letter Commenting on Overtime
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Letter Commenting on Heat Stress
The Bill Language