Combating Wage Theft in Denver
How the City of Denver Can Protect the Safety & Dignity of Workers
While Denver’s economy is booming, and our unemployment rate is hovering around 2%, too many of our working families are struggling to make ends meet. For many, the core impediment to economic mobility is not that they cannot find a job; it is that their employers do not pay them what they are owed. This harms workers, law-abiding employers, and the City itself, which loses out on critical tax revenue. Wage theft is one of the most under-policed crimes in Colorado, and it is time that the City of Denver join the ranks of progressive cities around the country in addressing the problem.