Here’s what’s behind next year’s 9% minimum wage increase in Denver and Colorado
Restaurants knew an increase was coming in 2023 but the 9% seems shocking to some as Denver’s minimum wage goes to $17.29 and Colorado’s to $13.68. But others say wages have not kept up with inflation.2 hours ago
What’s Working: Colorado sees rise in business closures while new business creations go flat
Plus: Denver’s new minimum wage makes it one of the highest in the nation, Colorado gets ranked and more.
What’s Working: Follow the money to find where more Colorado jobs are
Colorado had a record year for venture capital investments, at more than $6 billion. Plus: unemployment fraud arrests, Target’s $24 hourly wage, another Starbucks unionizing and more.
Federal appeals court sides with rafting outfitters, who do not have to pay guides $15 an hour
Colorado rafting outfitters in December sued the Biden Administration over a minimum wage rule for federal contractors, arguing they were not contracted workers and the wage increase should have gone through Congress.
Judge rejects Colorado rafting outfitters’ lawsuit protesting mandatory minimum wage for guides
Arkansas Valley Adventures, Colorado Rafting Outfitters Association sued Biden to block rule requiring at least $15 an hour for federal contractors.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Opinion: Driving salaried employees to the burnout point doesn’t benefit anyone
Opinion: Colorado has a new political megaphone – for the rest of us
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.