Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Teachers in Park County end strike without pay raises or a contract

This marks the end of the longest teacher strike in Colorado in decades and the first in recent years to end without any meaningful concessions from the district

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s minimum wage rules don’t apply to farm, construction and other jobs. But that might be changing.

A decades-old rule governing minimum wage means a wide swath of low-income employees don’t qualify for overtime pay, lunch breaks

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

A campaign shake-up and wage complaint rattle Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate

Stephany Rose Spaulding is getting national attention -- thanks to Republicans -- but her campaign is running on volunteers and little money

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

An army of teen employees is helping fight a Colorado tourist town’s worker shortage

About 75% of the freshman class is at work this summer, and still, shops and restaurants close early or open late due to affordable-housing sparked worker shortage

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Construction workers exploited by Colorado’s underground economy want to add bite to wage theft law

Wage theft is currently an unclassified misdemeanor, no matter how much is owed, but a new focus on fighting labor trafficking could change that in Colorado

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Businesses and women-pay advocates compromise on Equal Pay for Equal Work Act to equalize pay for Colorado women, who earn 86 cents for every $1 a man makes.

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Battle with business heats up over Colorado Democrats’ family-leave proposal

Senate Bill 188 passed its first committee hearing Wednesday on a 3-2, party-line vote