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

And if more transparency means higher wages, then yes, please.

Opinion Columns

Coloradans are paying a lot more for Uber and Lyft trips — if they can even find a ride. Here’s why.

The ride-hailing companies are experiencing a driver shortage. That’s why, just as the pandemic eases and people flock to restaurants and bars, prices have jumped.

Transportation

Opinion: Colorado employers should watch DaVita antitrust case with trepidation

If the feds prevail, it will rewrite a century of settled employment law.

Opinion Columns

Carman: No child care, no kids. And don’t call me baby. Got it?

For women who want families and careers, the obstacles are often insurmountable. The American Families Plan is a start.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Why Colorado’s economy shouldn’t just return to “normal” after COVID-19

Opinion Columns

Contact tracing in Colorado immigrant communities is most effective with voices from within

Long-standing health care disparities, job insecurity, immigration status, language barriers and a profound distrust of government all complicate the already tricky task

Opinion: Transitioning away from fossil fuels will mean more jobs, not fewer

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Why Bay Area tech workers should move to Denver

Opinion Columns

Colorado workers must be offered paid sick leave starting next year. Here’s what that means for you.

Senate Bill 205 also will require employers to provide two weeks of paid sick leave to people infected with coronavirus or who must care for a loved one who catches the disease

Politics and Government

Fraudsters foiled by Colorado’s unemployment office as number of new out-of-work claims decline

State rolls out fraud prevention tips in case you’re one of those employed folks who received unemployment notices in the mail

Business

Nearly one-third of new pandemic unemployment claims last week were fake, Colorado’s labor department says

The FBI is investigating the multi-state scheme involving stolen identities and backdated claims. Meanwhile, the department stopped payments on half of them, resulting in $34 million not being paid.

Business

Littwin: Neil Gorsuch’s ruling for LGBTQ rights proves that irony is not quite dead

Colorado’s very own, very conservative Supreme Court justice helps amend state’s tortured history on gay rights.

Opinion Columns

Colorado unemployment filings decline for sixth straight week, though payouts remain high

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said on Thursday that 15,603 initial claims were filed last week for people normally eligible to collect benefits

Business

Only 6% of calls to Colorado’s unemployment line are getting answered. But changes are on the horizon.

Calls to the state's unemployment call center are 10-30 times higher than pre-coronavirus. Colorado has ramped up its capacity, but soon getting help may no longer require a phone call.

Business

25,000 more Coloradans filed for unemployment last week, bringing coronavirus total to 476,000

The new filings continue a slowing trend over the past several weeks in the number of people submitting claims

Business

The bad news? Colorado unemployment claims rose again last week. The good news? The pace is slowing.

The silver lining: For four straight weeks there have been gradual declines in regular unemployment claims in Colorado

Business

Another 79,000 Coloradans filed for unemployment last week, bringing coronavirus total to more than 350,000

The new numbers indicate that Coloradans have been losing their jobs at a fairly steady clip over the past five weeks with no signs of the damage leveling out or slowing down.

Business

What’d I Miss?: Trickle up economics

Cartoons

Colorado unemployment claims slowed last week, but are still far outpacing Great Recession levels

46,065 out-of-work people made claims, down 25% from the week before. The numbers will rise next week, when “gig workers” become able to file for help.

Business

Here’s where the jobs are in Colorado as unemployment surges during coronavirus’ economic meltdown

Thousands of new jobs available in Colorado in the past week could help offset expenses for laid-off workers or move to a new career

Business
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