A new report says the state needs to strengthen its trafficking task forces and include more people who reflect local communities, including immigrants
Wage theft is illegal. But it can be nigh impossible to enforce when the threat of deportation looms.
In “What’d I Miss?” Myra wonders why, when companies fail to pay workers what they’re due, they’re treated differently than an individual caught stealing.
By James Anderson, The Associated Press Thousands of immigrant farmworkers in Colorado will soon have state minimum wage, overtime and labor organizing rights under Senate Bill 87, signed into law Friday by Democratic Gov. Jared Polis. Polis also signed into law a measure to create a state fund to help indigent immigrants get legal representation […]
“A day worked is a day paid,” a day laborer in Lakewood, Colorado stated . But according to the Colorado Fiscal Institute (CFI), this is not the case for many Colorado workers. Each year, half a million Coloradans suffer from wage theft, amounting to $750 million a year, in addition to the associated $25 million […]
In Colorado’s underground economy, where cash flows under the table and crews are lured by the promise of good wages and free housing, workers are getting ripped off. Especially construction workers who don’t speak English or aren’t living here legally. Union officials have uncovered allegations of wage theft from subcontracted workers who restored Colorado Mills […]