Supports workers who have experienced wage theft. Conducts a free and confidential legal intake for workers. Each intake is reviewed by a team of Attorneys. If wage theft is found to have taken place, Towards Justice works to connect the worker with someone who can help them recover their wages, whether it is an attorney, just wages navigators or another community organization.
Towards Justice defends economic stability for working families by providing direct legal services to low-wage workers, facilitating access to justice in wage theft cases, and strengthening state and municipal worker protections.
Towards Justice was founded in January 2014 by Alex Hood, an entrepreneurial attorney committed to advancing immigrant workers' rights in Colorado. After years representing immigrants in a variety of civil matters, Alex honed in on wage theft, where low-wage workers had particular difficulty finding legal representation. While not a household concept, wage theft is a rampant, under-reported, and under-policed problem that disproportionately impacts immigrant workers. The Colorado Fiscal Institute estimates $750 million in earned wages stolen from Colorado workers annually; and the US Wage and Hour Administrator admitted that the U.S. Department of Labor is not able to enforce the law everywhere on their own. Organizations like Towards Justice make worker protections for at risk immigrant populations in Colorado effective in real life.
Towards Justice initially took on cases for individual low-income workers who had been exploited by their employers. Since May 2014, Towards Justice has focused on addressing systemic problems impacting our community's most vulnerable populations by representing large groups of employees through class and collective action litigation. Meanwhile, Towards Justice has expanded its work as an access to justice clearinghouse for wage theft victims and as an educational resource for the community. Towards Justice's efforts to address the legal concerns of individuals in need continues through in-person and telephone intake services.
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Call to set up an appointment. Intakes take approximately 15-20 minutes.
Workers who believe they have not been paid correctly. Payment errors such as:
- Not paid overtime
- Incorrect deduction
- Not paid at all
- Not paid minimum wage
- Pay check seems low or incorrect