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Why Choose Us

Our experienced employment lawyers are here to fight for your rights, including to be fully and properly paid the wages and overtime you have worked hard to earn, to be free from discrimination or retaliation, and to receive proper and fair treatment under federal and applicable state laws.

Best Law Practices

Our employment law firm will work relentlessly and zealously to represent your interests and successfully recover compensation while exercising best practices.

Efficiency & Trust

We dedicate the time with our clients to understand their goals and we work tirelessly on their behalf and with our adversaries to efficiently resolve disputes.

Excellence in Colorado and Nationwide

Our employment attorneys are here to employees in disputes in Colorado and nationwide and recovered significant monetary damages due to them. No dispute is too large.

Responsive Employment Attorneys

Our goal is respond to all inquiries from clients and potential clients in a timely manner to ensure that our clients’ and potential clients’ concerns are addressed.

Wage & Hour Issues We Handle In Colorado

Our Colorado employment lawyers are always here to assist you with issues related to your compensation including wage and hour disputes. Coffman Legal has extensive experience successfully representing thousands of workers in wage and hour disputes against employers big and small. Our Colorado employment attorneys’ dedicated representations have secured millions of dollars’ worth of awards for workers who have been unfairly underpaid and denied compensation that was owed to them. Some of the most common wage and hour issues observed and litigated by our Denver employment lawyers include:

Proper Payment Of Overtime Compensation

Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees in most circumstances are entitled to overtime pay for hours worked above forty hours per workweek. The state of Colorado also provides significant overtime protections for workers under the Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order. Far too often workers in Colorado are denied proper overtime pay after putting in long and hard hours on the job. Our Denver employment lawyers are highly experienced with both the FLSA and Colorado overtime law. If you were not paid overtime or were paid less than you deserve, our Colorado employment attorneys are ready to help.

Tipped Employee Issues

Employers often seek to avoid paying tipped employees what they are owed under the law. Colorado law requires employers to pay tipped employees at least $9.54 in 2022. If you are a tipped employee in Colorado and you believe that you have been unlawfully underpaid, our Colorado employment attorneys are ready to fight for you to recover the compensation that you are owed.

Minimum Wage

All workers in Colorado are owed a minimum wage. As of 2022, the minimum wage in Colorado is $12.56 per hour. It is illegal for employers in Colorado to pay workers below minimum wage. Our Denver employment attorneys have extensive experience fighting for workers who are paid below minimum wage. If you have been paid less than the minimum wage mandated for your position, please reach out to our Denver employment lawyers at your earliest convenience for a free consultation.

Overtime Exemptions And Misclassifications

Employers may misclassify workers in an attempt to avoid having to pay those workers their correct overtime compensation. These can include incorrect classifications as independent contractors and white-collar workers. If you feel that your employer has misclassified you, please reach out to our Denver employment lawyers.

Our website includes detailed descriptions of each of these wage and hour issues, which you may find by clicking above. If you have not been fully compensated for overtime or other wages, our Colorado employment lawyers may be able to recover two- or three-years’ worth of your unpaid wages, an additional penalty from your employer, plus attorney’s fees and costs. Our experienced Denver employment attorneys are ready to fight for you!

Colorado Employment Law Claims

As a full-service employment and labor law firm, our Colorado employment lawyers have extensive experience litigating both wage and hour and other kinds of employment issues. Our lead Denver employment attorney Matthew J.P. Coffman has extensive experience handling all types of employment law issues. Some employment law issues that our Colorado employment lawyers frequently litigate include:

  • Employment Discrimination
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Unlawful Retaliation
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

In addition to cases under federal law, our Denver employment lawyers are also capable of bringing cases under Colorado law, which is sometimes more favorable for employees. If you believe that your rights as an employee were violated, the Colorado employment attorneys at Coffman Legal are available to review your case and help you understand what legal options may be available.


Frequently Asked Questions

Our employment attorneys provide free and comprehensive consultations to determine if we can assist you. Through our consultations, we are generally able to assess what, if any, claims potential clients have and we will advise you whether we can help. We look forward to the opportunity to speak with you to assess your potential employment law claims.

Nearly all of our clients are represented on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only receive an attorney fee out of the money we recover for you. One of the benefits of many employment laws is that they provide for the recovery of attorney’s fees if we are successful. The attorney fee entitlement allows us to potentially assist individuals who may not have a large monetary entitlement. We thoroughly understand that not receiving amounts owed from your employer, no matter how large or small, significantly impacts individuals’ ability to meet their daily needs.

Most employees who work more than 40 hours in a workweek are entitled to receive overtime. However, there are certain exemptions that would allow your employer not to pay you overtime if you meet certain criteria. Through a consultation with one of our employment attorneys, we will be able to assess whether you are likely entitled to overtime. Employers often misclassify employees as “exempt” or not entitled to overtime even though they are actually entitled to receive overtime pay.

Employers often make decisions that we disagree with or that we otherwise believe are wrong or unfair. The key for our jobs as employment attorneys is to determine whether our clients are terminated for unlawful reasons. To the extent that we can prove that your termination was in whole or in part (depending on the various law) based on an unlawful reason, then we can proceed with pursuing a legal claim against your former employer.

Employment discrimination is an unfortunate reality. If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your disability, gender, pregnancy, age, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and military status, then you may have a legal claim. To the extent that we are able to demonstrate that you were discriminated against for one of the protected bases, then we will inform you of the next steps in pursuing an employment discrimination claim.

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