May 21, 2022

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‘We Are Going To Go After Every Single Company Doing This’ – CBS Denver

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(CBS4) – Some Colorado employers are stealing the wages of their workers and new research shows it’s hurting all of us. The Colorado Fiscal Institute says last year workers here lost nearly $730 million to wage theft. Meanwhile, the state lost about $45 million in tax revenue for roads, schools and other public services.

The Fiscal Institute says Latinos are targeted most and women are more likely than men to be victims of wage theft. It says it’s most prevalent in the hospitality, retail and construction industries and the state’s lowest-paid workers are the ones at the highest risk of having their wages stolen. About 440 thousand low-wage workers in Colorado were victims of wage theft last year, according to the Fiscal Institute.

Jhoana Garcia is one of them. She says a…

CBS Denver

2022-05-13 19:24:06

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