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City of Denver Invites Public Comment on Youth Wages


Denver Economic Development and Opportunity (DEDO) has released the city’s draft program description and rules that could permit employers to pay up to 15% less than minimum wage to youth if they provide career skill training on the job.

After Denver City Council passed the city’s Minimum Wage Ordinance that went into effect on January 1, 2020,  DEDO worked with area employers, the City Attorney’s Office, and the Denver Auditor’s Office to develop a program that would, through a monitored certification process, allow some youth to earn less than minimum wage provided that the position and the employer meet program guidelines.

A description of the program as well as the draft rules are available at https://bit.ly/DenverYouthMinimumWage.

Denver Economic Development and Opportunity has released the city’s draft program description and rules that could permit employers to pay up to 15% less than minimum wage to youth if they provide career skill training on the job.

This link can also be accessed at www.denvergov.org/economicdevelopment, by clicking on “Reports and Studies.”

A public meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, December 10, at 10 a.m. via Microsoft Teams. The link to the meeting is https://bit.ly/PublicMeetingYouthWage.

The public comment period on the proposed program will extend through 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

Comments may be submitted electronically to workforce.development@denvergov.org or via regular mail to Youth Minimum Wage Program, DEDO/Denver Workforce Services, 101 W. Colfax, Suite 850, Denver, CO 80202. Alternate language or accessibility accommodations will be made upon request.

 

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