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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.

Economy
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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.

Economy

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.

Economy

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.

Outdoors

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.

Outdoors

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
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