Press Release: Farmworker Advocates File Lawsuit Challenging Overtime Pay Standards Rule on Cesar Chavez day

PRESS RELEASE EMBARGOED UNTIL Thursday, March 31, 2022 PRESS CONTACT: Hunter Knapp, 925-719-3223, hunter@projectprotectfoodsystems.org Jenifer Rodriguez, 720-682-1550, jrodriguez@colegalserv.org| Pamela Reséndiz Trujano, 303-717-8240, pamela@cojwj.org Farmworker Advocates File Lawsuit Challenging Overtime Pay Standards Rule on Cesar Chavez day Denver, CO – Today, on Cesar Chavez day, a holiday that celebrates the life of a civil rights activist … Continued

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Liminal Legality: Immigration in the Rocky Mountain West

Join the DU Center for Immigration Policy & Research’s (CIPR) inaugural symposium where our very own Nina Disalvo will be speaking! On April 7th and 8th, the symposium will feature immigration scholars, activists, and community partners, including internationally renowned immigration scholar Cecilia Menjivar.   RSVP link: https://qfreeaccountssjc1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6yzDDyW9Kka8Hzg

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E-Newsletter: Responding to COVID-19

Responding to COVID-19 Dear Friends, When he was imprisoned in the Birmingham Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observed that human beings “are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.” The ties of this network are more visible during the COVID-19 crisis than they have been in decades. … Continued

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Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards & MLK Jr. Day Blog Post

The final version of the COMPS Order will be coming out soon. We are optimistic that the final rule will maintain many of the critical protections for workers that were contained within the proposed rule, and we appreciate everything the CDLE has already done to date to advance worker protections as part of this rulemaking. … Continued

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Former Detainees Challenge Forced Labor Practices

December 3, 2019: Yesterday, three former civil detainees of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania filed a proposed class action complaint alleging that the County, the private company that owns and operates the Lackawanna County Recycling Center, and other private and public defendants forced hundreds of child support debtors in Lackawanna County to work at the Recycling Center … Continued

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Mid-Level Attorney Opportunity at Towards Justice

Towards Justice seeks a mid-level attorney to join our team in Denver and expand our capacity to empower low-wage workers to navigate rapidly changing employment relationships, avoid forced arbitration, combat collusion, escape forced labor, and recover stolen wages. The successful candidate will have experience in complex litigation efforts and can expect to engage in fact … Continued

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