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Colorado rafting company sues federal government over minimum-pay rule for guides

Arkansas Valley Adventure and Colorado River Outfitters Association argue Biden, Department of Labor, cannot force minimum pay for permitted operations. They say the new rule could end overnight trips.

Outdoors

Colorado state workers to get pay raises for the next three years

The new contract between Colorado and state employees sets a minimum wage of $15 per hour

Politics and Government

Colorado farmworker rights and wages bills signed into law, along with other measures aiding immigrants

The farm labor rule was part of a raft of bills passed by the Democrat-controlled Legislature to boost immigrant rights.

News

Colorado agricultural workers will get expanded rights, more pay. Here are the details.

Senate Bill 87 drew significant opposition from Republican lawmakers and the agriculture industry, but Democrats say it addresses decades of inequity

Politics and Government

What’s Working: Guild Education’s latest $150 million round means more Colorado jobs

The Denver company plans to add 350 workers by year’s end as it helps clients like Walmart, Chipotle and Disney change jobs to careers. Plus: Colorado’s job economy, unemployment backpay, who’s hiring and more.

Economy

What’s Working: A “no gap” Colorado unemployment experience and why Charter increased its minimum wage to $18

MORE: What the new relief bill means to Colorado workers, why 4,000 unemployment accounts are still on hold in Colorado, and updates on 1099s, mixed earners and SEBs.

Economy

New Year, new minimum wage: Colorado’s hourly rate jumps to $12.32 an hour

The increase worries businesses already reeling from pandemic restrictions, including restaurants where tipped workers will get $9.30 an hour. Others say it’s long overdue.

Economy

What’s Working: Minimum wage going to $12.32, plus how new COVID restrictions (and fraud?) has doubled unemployment

Plus: New rules for equal pay, sick days, a chart on Colorado’s top-growing industry sectors and more!

Business

What’s Working: Colorado unemployment rate drops to 6.4%, $19 million for small businesses, plus “Lost Wages” leftovers

It’s the last day to certify for the $300 LWA, but if you’ve been stuck in the state’s unemployment system, there’s still $180 million left.

Business

Even if you make more than minimum wage, this updated Colorado rule could affect you

After 10 months of debate and public input, the revised pay standards are adopted; increase to minimum salary threshold is delayed to 2021.

Business

Opinion: Driving salaried employees to the burnout point doesn’t benefit anyone

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Colorado has a new political megaphone – for the rest of us

Opinion Columns

More Colorado workers will get breaks, must make $42,500 salary to be exempt from overtime under draft policy

The proposal represents a major win for Colorado labor groups, who have long been pushing for the changes -- although they didn’t get everything they wanted.

Business

Opinion: Is Denver’s restaurant boom about to go bust?

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Overhaul wage and hour rules to protect Coloradans’ most important resource: their time

Opinion Columns

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

Business

Understanding AI through Holly, the fast-food bot taking breakfast orders at Good Times

Ordering from “Holly” the bot is still a little creepy, but as humans get more comfortable with Alexa and Siri, a Denver firm is finding people, artificial intelligence and fast food do mix

Technology

For many business groups, Colorado’s 2019 legislative session has been “very difficult” to navigate

Business interests breathed a sigh of relief after the paid family leave bill was turned into a study. But an equal pay measure they are concerned about is still up in the air

Business

“The mall is really cutthroat.” Colorado retailers are desperate for entry-level workers as Amazon (and its $15/hr minimum) moves in

“We just can’t hire at $15 an hour. That’s why we’re here all the time.”

Business

The final governor’s race debate set the stakes for the election. Here’s three things we learned.

Republican Walker Stapleton and Democrat Jared Polis faced off on television for a final time Tuesday before Election Day.

Politics and Government
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