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Why You Should Work With Our Lawyers Instead Of With The Colorado Department Of Labor & Employment!

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When you are not paid fairly, you are able to file a claim to recover those wages in one of two ways: either through the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) or with a lawyer.

Reasons you might want to file a claim include when your employer


withheld your overtime pay, or shorted your paycheck,


paid less than the amount of work you performed,


failed to pay commissions, or


committed some other form of wage theft

The CDLE offers limited choices to wronged employees. The CDLE cannot accept all claims or cases. They require employees they do help to meet certain criteria, and because they are a public agency with limited resources, it can take more than six months for them to even begin working on cases. Employees who go through the CDLE don’t get to choose who handles their case. There is a cap on how much employees who are selected are able to recover ($7500), but a quick scan of their results shows that few employees recover amounts even close to that.

On the other hand, working with skilled Colorado wage and hour lawyers may be a better option for you if you have an unpaid wage claim! At AndersonDodson, P.C., we charge on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we only get paid by your employer if there is a recovery. If, for some reason, you don’t get paid, you don’t pay us anything, so it is in our best interest to achieve the largest possible recovery for you. We are not as limited in the types of claims we can pursue, and we are typically able to resolve cases much faster than the CDLE. If you believe that your employer has withheld the rightful wages that you deserve, call today for a free consultation and learn how we can help you fight for fair compensation!

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Theresa and Danny

"I highly recommend Penn Dodson if you are in need of council. She is very thorough and transparent and takes the lead in bringing resolution to employment matters. She was active with communication throughout the process both with my previous employer and myself which enabled me to focus my attention on other matters. It was a positive experience and I'm satisfied with the results."
Matt K.

"Ms. Dodson is an amazing attorney! She and her staff settled my case relatively quickly, continuously checked on me, and reassured me throughout the process. I also never had to go in person to sign anything or meet because it was always over the phone and email. (You do have the option if you prefer, however). She was very tough against the employer who wronged me. I completely recommend her and would definitely work with her again."
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