On June 25, 2021, Senate Bill 21-087 (“SB87”), on agricultural labor rights and responsibilities, was signed into law by Governor Jared Polis. Though SB87 took effect as law immediately upon being signed, its provisions take effect with varied dates.
Hand Weeding Rule
View the final rules for hand weeding (8-CCR-1208 RULES PERTAINING TO HAND WEEDING AND HAND THINNING BY AGRICULTURAL WORKERS) on the Secretary of State's website. You can read the Summary of New Hand Weeding Requirements here.
Other Agriculture Worker Regulations
In addition to the regulations regarding hand weeding and hand thinning, SB21-87 also established new regulations related to worker protection from heat, worker access to service providers, and new hourly wage and overtime requirements. These new provisions are governed by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
V. Hand Weeding
For information from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, please visit the CDLE website.