Article: Nurses Who Faced Lawsuits for Quitting Are Fighting Back

By Josh Eidelson Bloomberg News Hospitals are leaning harder than ever on underpaid contract staffers, many from the Philippines. The ones who are suing could change that. (Read the full article) A couple of years ago, Novie Dale Carmen paid $20,000 to quit her nursing job. She was less than halfway to fulfilling the three-year commitment she’d … Continued

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Press Release: Workers Advocate for Legislation for Safer and Healthier Workplaces

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 26, 2022 CONTACT: Paul Westrick, 303-941-2314 Workers Advocate for Legislation for Safer and Healthier Workplaces Bill to give Colorado workers the ability to raise concerns about workplace health and safety practices without fear of retaliation DENVER, CO –Senators Pettersen and Rodriguez and Representatives Herod and Sullivan will be joined by … Continued

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Undocuhub Know Your Workers’ Rights Presentation on Zoom

Tuesday, January 25th from 6-7pm. Registration link below. This event is free and open to the public but you must register to attend. Para registrarse, por favor haga clic en uno de los vínculos debajo. Towards Justice es un bufete de abogados sin fines de lucro que representa a los trabajadores en casos y otras … Continued


Press Release: Former Blush & Blu workers file lawsuit over rampant wage theft and race-based worker mistreatment

On Friday, three former employees of Blush & Blu, one of the few remaining lesbian bars in the country, filed a lawsuit against the prominent Denver bar. The workers allege that Blush & Blu and its owner Jody Bouffard discriminated against one of the bar’s only Black workers, habitually failed to pay its employees minimum wage, and, at times, … Continued

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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


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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