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Farm workers in Colorado must receive the higher of the hourly federal or state minimum wage. Unfortunately, farm workers often do not receive the minimum wage, especially when they are working a piece rate (i.e., being paid by the bucket or bag). Regardless of the method of payment, a farm worker must receive the minimum hourly wage for each hour worked. Other common wage problems include failure to receive pay stubs, unlawful deductions, and failure to receive pay for all hours worked. The following laws regulate the payment of wages to Colorado farm workers: the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Colorado Wage Statute and the Colorado Minimum Wage. Please note that the minimum wage changes each year on January 1st. For more information on unpaid wages, please see our sample wage-demand letter in English or in Spanish and the complaint process with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.