Empowering Temporary Workers to Recover Stolen Wages: Valverde v. Xclusive Staffing, Inc. et al

Towards Justice represents a proposed class of temporary workers employed by one of Colorado’s largest staffing companies, XClusive Staffing. The workers allege that XClusive Staffing and its President Diane Astley have been stealing hard earned wages through illegal deductions and other wage and hour violations for years. Workers allege that XClusive continues to force its employees to pay to get paid – charging employees $3.00 on each payday to cover the cost of issuing their paychecks – and auto-deducting work time for breaks that employees are never allowed to take.

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4/5/2016 Employee Files Complaint Against Xclusive Staffing

4/1/2016 Hotel staffing agency sued over alleged wage laws violations

3/24/2016 Class Says Hotel Staffing Firm Cheated Them

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Clarifying Workplace Relationships in the Gig Economy: Shockley v. GoBrands, Inc.

Towards Justice represents Austin Shockley and a proposed class of delivery drivers working across the country for the online convenience store goPuff. Employee misclassification allegedly caused goPuff to illegally fail to pay drivers overtime and force employees to pay employer expenses. Mr. Shockley also alleges that goPuff illegally retaliated against him by firing him for defending his workplace rights. Towards Justice represents the plaintiffs with co-counsel Nichols Kaster, PLLP.

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10/11/2017 Munchies Drive the Gig Economy in Denver: GoPuff Delivery Driver Sues for Thousands of Drivers Allegedly Denied Minimum Wage and Overtime

From Our Co-Counsel, Nichols Kaster Attorneys at Law

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10/29/2017 Employee claims GoPuff failed to pay overtime wages

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In The Courtroom

Our litigators help workers advance legal claims that address systemic injustice. We use antitrust, anti-slavery, fraud, wage-and-hour, and common-law challenges to address the wide variety of practices that nickel-and-dime low-wage workers out of their hard-earned wages. We have represented a hundred thousand childcare workers alleging wage suppression, tens of thousands of immigrant detainees alleging forced labor, and hundreds of construction workers, shepherds, manicurists, janitors, and kitchen hood cleaners. We are leaders in challenging anti-competitive practices that reduce worker bargaining power and support marginalized people who challenge structural impediments to their advancement.

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