Equal Pay for Equal Work Act FAQs
Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA), which went into effect on January 1, 2021, amends existing Colorado law and provides new wage discrimination protections to prevent pay disparities.
The intent of the legislation is to close the pay gap in Colorado and ensure that employees with similar job duties are paid the same wage rate regardless of sex or sex in combination with another protected identity status. Sex includes gender identity. The law also strives to bring transparency to promotional decisions made at the university, requiring CSU to announce all promotional opportunities before a final decision is made.