Press Release: J-1 Worker Brings Class Action Alleging Misuse of Internship Program by St. Regis Hotel in Aspen

Aspen, CO — On Friday, a former employee of the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado brought a proposed class action alleging that the luxury hotel had manipulated the J-1 internship program to exploit him and dozens of other former interns. Daniel Esteban Camas López, represented by attorneys at Towards Justice, alleges that the hotel … Continued

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Press Release: Towards Justice Announces Wage Justice Champions and First-Of-Its-Kind Collaboration Ahead of Annual Event

Denver, CO — Towards Justice is awarding two leaders with its 2023 Wage Justice Champion recognition: Kathy White, Executive Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute and Laura Wolf, Partner at Spark Justice Law and is announcing a new partnership with Centro Humanitario ahead of its annual “Just Wages” event on October 19. For decades, Kathy … Continued

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Press Release: Workers’ Rights Organizations File Suit Against Jared Polis for Backroom Deal Exempting Southwest Airlines from Following Paid Sick Leave Laws

On Monday, TWU Local 556, a union of Colorado-based flight attendants, represented by Towards Justice and Milstein Turner PLLC, filed suit against Governor Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment in state court, arguing that the administration granted an illegal backroom exemption from paid sick leave laws to Southwest Airlines through a … Continued

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Press Release: Former PetSmart Groomer Caught in Predatory Training Repayment Agreement Provision (TRAP) Denied Access to Justice

By Ordering Dispute Resolved Through Arbitration, Federal Judge Says PetSmart Can Use Coercive Fine Print to Avoid Accountability for TRAP Denver, Colorado — Today, BreAnn Scally, a former PetSmart groomer who brought a high-profile class action lawsuit against the giant pet retailer for using illegal training repayment agreement provisions (TRAPs), filed for leave to appeal … Continued

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Towards Justice June Newsletter | Amazon Lawsuit

We sued Amazon (again!). Last month, we filed a class-action lawsuit against Amazon for its failure to provide reasonable access to the bathroom, violating Colorado’s labor laws and creating an illegal disparate impact on people with typically female anatomy. Click here to view the entire newsletter. In a complaint filed in Colorado, three Amazon delivery drivers … Continued

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Press Release: Amazon Delivery Drivers Sue Employer for Labor Violations, Discriminatory Practices In Not Providing Bathroom Breaks

Three Amazon delivery drivers in Colorado file a class action suit against Amazon for its failure to provide adequate bathroom breaks, demanding policy changes  DENVER, COLO.  – Yesterday, three Amazon delivery drivers filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the e-commerce giant alleging Amazon delivery drivers across Colorado are denied reasonable access to the bathroom, … Continued

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Press Release: Fort Collins Fails to Adopt a Local Minimum Wage

Workers Build Power in Face of City Council Vote Fort Collins, CO: Tuesday night, after hearing from a broad coalition of workers and workers’ rights organizations, the Fort Collins City Council voted 3-4 against adopting a local minimum wage that would have moderately increased wages for the City’s lowest paid workers. Before voting “no,” many City … Continued

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Press Release: Towards Justice Receives Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Award For Consumer Protection 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Seligman Denver – The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), Colorado’s largest specialty bar association, awarded Towards Justice with its annual Consumer Protection Award last week, recognizing the organization’s important advocacy helping people and communities fight abuses of corporate power.  Our clients and the communities that we serve don’t care if … Continued

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Press Release: “Unconscionable” Debt-for-Training Scheme Funnels Low-Wage Tech Workers to Fortune 500 Companies; Groundbreaking Class-Action Lawsuit Seeks to Void Training Repayment Agreement Provisions

New Lawsuit: Tech Training Bootcamp Smoothstack Engineered Modern-Day Indentured Servitude, Using TRAPs to Let Public Companies Like Accenture, Verizon, and CapitalOne Exploit IT Workers  April 14, 2023 | WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last night, a former employee filed a class-action lawsuit against a tech-training and employee-staffing agency, Smoothstack, Inc. (Smoothstack). This new lawsuit alleges that Smoothstack … Continued

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Press Release: Proposed Class of Sheepherders Vindicated in Suit Against Western Range Association

Last week, a federal district court in the District of Nevada ruled in favor of a proposed class of migrant sheepherders who allege that an association of sheep ranches has colluded to suppress their wages and restrict their ability to seek out jobs where they would receive better treatment. The order is a major victory … Continued

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