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Opinion: To argue against Colorado’s new Equal Pay Act is to argue against market transparency

There’s been a lot of hoopla over the past few weeks about news that a few large national employers advertised to prospective employees that they could work from home, anywhere in the country, except in Colorado. These companies are refusing to comply with Colorado law requiring employers to include salary ranges in job postings, a […]

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Supporters of Colorado’s pay-transparency law eye protections for workers “blackballed” by national employers

Democratic state lawmakers behind a law requiring companies to include a salary range in any job posting are eyeing changes to the policy following reports that out-of-state employers are refusing to hire Coloradans to work for them remotely because of the provision.  But the lawmakers and other proponents of the 2019 legislation aren’t interested in […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, Economy, Housing, News, Politics and Government

Colorado renters and landlords are in a race with the eviction ban. Should the state intervene?

By Hayley Sanchez and Andrew Kenney, Colorado Public Radio Gail Steger Mock has been a landlord for 35 years. She got into the rental business because she wanted to do something that would have a positive impact on people. “You get to help them have a decent place to live, and that’s where I come […]

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Sen. Winter, Rep. Gray: It’s time for Congress to catch up to Colorado on paid family leave

On election day 2020, Colorado voters overwhelmingly approved a groundbreaking proposal to implement a paid family and medical leave program in our state – finally granting residents this essential benefit and ultimately paving the way for a nationwide shift. Now, six months later, President Joe Biden has proposed the American Families Plan, which would not […]

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Coloradans already struggling to afford housing say coronavirus has made their situation worse

Elizabeth Zacarias and her husband owned their own mobile home for 10 years, renting a slice of property in the Denver Meadows RV Park in Aurora. Amid a battle over whether the owner could close the park for redevelopment, rent went up periodically. In one year, rent increased three times, Zacarias said, in Spanish through […]

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Six months after eviction, a Denver woman wonders if she’ll ever have stable housing again

Despite two weeks of a harsh cough and feeling achy and awful while she was sick with COVID-19, as well as lingering shortness of breath weeks later, contracting the coronavirus in late October is not the worst thing that has happened to Mireya Marquez this year. Marquez, 39, a transgender woman living in Denver, was […]

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Coronavirus dampens debut of program to give mobile home owners a fighting chance in disputes

Nearly a week ago, the long-awaited mechanism designed to level the playing field for mobile home owners in their beefs with the park owners who control the ground beneath them finally went live — May 1, right on schedule.  Some expected that, after years of pent-up frustration, residents would quickly send a flood of complaints […]

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Parked: New state law brings hope to Colorado’s mobile-home residents

On a late-August Sunday afternoon, state Rep. Meg Froelich readied the meeting room at the Sheridan Library for a town hall with constituents. There was one item on the agenda: a recently enacted law designed to give mobile-home owners more protections and a way to handle disputes with the managers and park owners who control […]

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Here’s how Colorado Democrats aim to close the gender pay gap, starting with more wage transparency

When Joyce Sterling, a law professor at the University of Denver, studied pay discrepancies among lawyers in the 1990s, she quickly learned there was a big pay gap between men and women with the same skill set. A key finding? “Women don’t always know they’re paid less,” she said. More than a decade later, she […]