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Employer’s “Use It Or Lose It” Vacation Pay Policy Upheld by Colorado Court of Appeals

The Colorado Court of Appeals recently held that an employer’s refusal to pay a terminated employee’s accrued but unused vacation time did not violate the Colorado Wage Claim Act (“CWCA”).

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Failure to Pay Wages is Now Criminal Theft in Colorado

Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed a law that classifies an employer’s failure to pay wages as “theft,” making it a criminal offense. Under the new law, which takes effect on January 1, 2020, any employer who willfully refuses to pay wages, or intentionally and falsely denies the amount or validity of a wage claim, commits criminal theft….

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Tenth Circuit Holds That Employees Need Not Allege Specific Facts of Willfulness to Assert Older Wage Claims Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

This month, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (which hears appeals from federal courts in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming) reinstated wage claims of two house cleaners under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), and rejected the argument that such claims were time-barred because they were more than two years old.

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