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What’s Working: Get ready for Colorado’s wage transparency law, part 2
The state’s Equal Pay for Equal Work law influenced new laws in other states. But it wasn’t perfect, apparently. Plus: Wage transparency violators fined, other labor bills and more.
Only 3 employers have been fined for violating Colorado’s new wage transparency law. But there’s still plenty of confusion.
As it grew last year, no one at Monigle Associates was paying close attention to emails from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The letters started last July. This notice came in December: NOTICE OF FINE FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH DIVISION ORDERS AND ORDER TO RESPOND The Denver branding firm was out of compliance with […]
What’s Working: How Colorado is ensuring companies share how much jobs pay
Happy New Year everyone! It’s a great time to start fresh. But unfortunately, I’m still hearing that 2021 will linger on for some folks who remain unemployed, are still waiting on pandemic jobless benefits (like this guy), or are just trying to get their small businesses fully operating again. But first, the new year means […]
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 […]
What’s Working: Officials expect Colorado to have a full GDP recovery this year
New economic data has economists concluding that Colorado is now in full recovery. New businesses? Filings made record gains in the first and second quarter this year, according to the Secretary of State’s office. Labor force participation rate? Colorado had the third-highest in the nation. And our productivity? The state’s Gross Domestic Product growth rate […]
What’s Working: The benefits of employing remote workers living in Colorado’s rural communities
The list of employers snubbing Colorado residents for remote work opportunities continues to grow over at ColoradoExcluded.com, the site where Commerce City software engineer Aaron Batilo is posting job listings he finds — or are sent to him — to document an unintended result of Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Some companies just […]
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 […]
What’s Working: Colorado asks how much does that job pay? Some out-of-state employers don’t like it
Colorado’s law to address pay disparity for women and people of color continues to get push back from companies outside of the state. On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal detailed the issue employers have: They don’t want to publicly post pay ranges for each job opening. Certain employers with remote jobs are purposely excluding Colorado […]
What’s Working: Small business funding available, back to business in 2021, Colorado unemployment updates and more
If you’re reading this, you’ve made it past the first day of 2021. Congratulations! We can look forward to wider availability of COVID-19 vaccinations (people 70 and older are now eligible). We welcome surviving businesses to ramp back up sooner than later — Gov. Jared Polis has already asked the health department to ease up […]