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A Resource Kit Shows How Wage Theft Recovery Moves Forward in State

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An I-News analysis of federal wage law enforcement data found that $31 million had been illegally withheld from Colorado employees since 2005, while the figure nationally for that period was $1.4 billion. The state Department of Labor and Employment receives about 5,000 complaints and recovers about $1 million annually. A resource guide shows how it works. Continue Reading →

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Web Extra: Extended Wage Theft Conversation on Colorado State of Mind

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I-News finds that since 2005, $31 million has been recovered by the US Dept of Labor, money illegally withheld from Colo employees. But as much as $750 million may still be owed. Rocky Mountain PBS I-News journalists Anna Boiko-Weyrauch and Cynthia Hessin talk to Nina DiSalvo, executive director of Towards Justice -- a worker's rights group, and director of litigation Alex Hood. Continue Reading →

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Stake in the Game: Oil and Gas Retirement Account Investments

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While consumers continue to feel relief at the gas pump due to falling oil prices, the story is more complicated for another piece of their financial picture. Nearly all U.S. retirement accounts are solidly invested in oil and gas companies, many of which have seen their stock prices slide alongside crude oil. Continue Reading →

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