DENVER (CBS4)– A higher minimum wage could be coming to people who work in Denver. The Denver City Council moved forward on the minimum wage increase at its meeting on Monday night.
The ordinance would incrementally increase the minimum wage to $15.87 per hour by 2022. The proposal passed its first reading on Monday night.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Denver Included Winter Weather Advisory
It would impact 90,000 people who work in the city. If approved, the ordinance would take effect Jan. 1, 2020 an initially raise the minimum wage to $12.85 an hour.READ MORE: Awake And Hungry: Trail Cam Captures Family Of Bears In Roxborough State Park
At the same time on Monday, Colorado released a proposal for new rules that will mean a different threshold for salaried workers to receive overtime pay. The proposal also calls for extending minimum wage requirements to more jobs.MORE NEWS: Air France Announces New Nonstop Flights From Denver International Airport To Paris
That change is supported by Gov. Jared Polis.