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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 […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

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 […]

Posted inBusiness, Economy, Growth, News

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 […]

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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, 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 […]

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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 […]