Article: TIME – In a Warning Shot to Other States, Federal Judge Rules Immigrant Detainees in Washington Must Be Paid More Than $1 a Day

BY JASMINE AGUILERA for TIME LINK TO FULL ARTICLE NOVEMBER 11, 2021 3:12 PM EST For years, thousands of detainees awaiting their trials in immigration court were paid $1 a day to mop, scrub toilets, do laundry, and myriad other jobs at the Washington state facility where they were being held. During that time, GEO Group, … Continued

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5th Annual ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference

Towards Justice Attorney Valerie Collins will be presenting at this event on Saturday, November 13. Revisiting the Scope of “Protected” Activity In the recent past the nature of work has dramatically changed – both with respect to working conditions, e.g., working from home, as well as regarding the scope of issues that employees believe impact … Continued

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Press Release: Former Amazon Warehouse Worker files Class Action Lawsuit over Uncompensated Health Screening Time

DENVER, October 5, 2021 – On Friday, October 1, 2021, former Amazon Colorado warehouse worker Jennfier Vincenzetti filed a class action complaint in federal court in Denver. The complaint alleges that Amazon failed to pay its thousands of warehouse workers in Colorado for time Amazon required them to be onsite, on duty, but off the … Continued

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Pre-Rulemaking Comments on Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards (COMPS)

Towards Justice regularly engages with the community, workers, and regulators to advance, expand and clarify worker protections. Just this week, Towards Justice provided comments describing ways that our state’s wage and hour law could be clarified through regulation. In particular, Towards Justice encouraged the CDLE to revise wage and hour law to ensure that all … Continued

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Support Colorado Agricultural Workers

This summer, Governor Jared Polis signed the Agricultural Workers’ Rights Bill, which extends workplace protections to agricultural workers that have long applied to other industries such as a minimum wage guarantee, the right to organize, meal and rest breaks, and enhanced safety protections during public health emergencies. This was a major victory, but the fight … Continued

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LAW SCHOOL… Yes We Can and Towards Justice join forces to create a new paid internship for first generation to college students interested in legal careers

Providing paid legal internships can help close gaps in the inequitable journey to law school and the legal profession. PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseMay 18, 2021 Towards Justice and LAW SCHOOL… Yes We Can announce a LSYWC-Towards Justice Legal Internship. The internship will provide two LSYWC participants with a paid internship at Towards Justice every year. … Continued

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Amazon Worker alleges company violated Colorado’s Public Health Emergency Whistleblower Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DENVER, May 7, 2021 – Former Amazon warehouse worker Linda Rodriguez filed a complaint against Amazon today with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) alleging that the company fired her in 2020 because she repeatedly raised concerns about Amazon policies and practices that were putting warehouse workers at Amazon’s DEN3 … Continued

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Uber Named in First Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Discrimination Against Drivers with Criminal History and Violations of the Fair Chance Act and Fair Credit Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Uber Named in First Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Discrimination Against Drivers with Criminal History and Violations of the Fair Chance Act and Fair Credit Laws NEW YORK, April 8, 2021 – Uber has abruptly terminated and failed to hire thousands of workers in New York City due to their criminal history, a … Continued

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STATEMENT OF THE COLORADO FARMWORKERS’ RIGHTS COALITION

Denver, ColoradoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEInformación abajo en español STATEMENT OF THE COLORADO FARMWORKERS’ RIGHTS COALITION Denver, CO:  Last week, Senator Jessie Danielson introduced Senate Bill 21-087, the Agricultural Workers’ Rights Bill, into the Colorado Senate. The Bill will be sponsored by Representatives Karen McCormick and Yadira Caraveo in the House.  For almost a century, agricultural workers … Continued

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