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2 years 11 months ago

Workers suing for OT

More workers are suing employers for overtime they're not being paid to work. In a report by USA Today, we're seeing that more workers nationwide are suing employers under federal and state wage and hour laws. The number of lawsuits filed last year, rose 32 percent. That's compared...

3 years 1 month ago

Bill seeks protections for job seekers

It's the ultimate Catch 22 for the unemployed; not having a job lowers your credit score, but that lower score also makes you less attractive as a job applicant. Democrats in state legislature want to empower job seekers by creating restrictions on how and when employers can use credit reports...

3 years 1 month ago

Employers could get to check credit before hiring

DENVER (AP) - Lawmakers will hear testimony on a bill to prohibit employers from using consumer credit information against potential employees unless they're applying for a job that involves financial decisions. Democrats sponsoring the proposal say the use of credit information creates barriers for people who have recently lost...

4 years 10 months ago

U.S. economy added 290,000 jobs in April

Employers stepped up job creation in April, expanding payrolls by 290,000, the most in four years. The jobless rate rose to 9.9 percent as people streamed back into the market looking for work. The government says the hiring of 66,000 temporary government workers to conduct the census helped...

5 years 2 months ago

USA loses 10-times more jobs than expected

Employers cut 85,000 jobs in the United States in December, more than 10-times what the Labor Department had predicted. The Obama Administration thought just 8,000 jobs would be lost. The unemployment rate remains at 10 percent, because so many people have given up trying to find work. Once people...

5 years 6 months ago

Focus on the Family to announce job cuts

Focus on the Family plans to announce job cuts and staffing changes today. A spokesperson says the non profit organization, one of the largest employers in Colorado Springs, will provide specifics this afternoon. Last November the Christian organization cut nearly 150 positions and eliminated four magazines.

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