Labor Standards Enforcement Series

Labor Standards Enforcement Series

This brief and webinar series was done in partnership with the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO). It highlights promising practices and innovative ideas for implementing and enforcing labor standards. The briefs and corresponding webinars provide examples of how to successfully leverage partnerships between agencies, community-based organizations, and the private bar as well as insights for advocates seeking to improve the legislative tools available to enforce laws.

Sep 30, 2020 | Presentation/Webinar | CLASP

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) hosted a webinar, Enforcing Labor Standards in a Recession: An Opportunity to Support Workers Who Risk Their Lives, on September 30, 2020 discussing the results of a national study on labor standards violations during the Great Recession of 2007-2009.

By: Terri Gerstein and Tanya Goldman

CLASP and the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program are releasing a new toolkit on strategic communication, a critical component of driving compliance with workplace laws. Communicating about agency enforcement, which is critical to informing the public about their rights and responsibilities, is one of the most effective ways to deter violations. These goals are more important than ever as labor enforcement agencies strive to protect workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Dec 11, 2019 | Presentation/Webinar | CLASP

This end of year webinar will provide agencies and advocates a review of 2019 victories in the movement for Paid Sick Days, discuss challenges and opportunities with implementation and enforcement, and look ahead to successes and potential threats in the coming year.

Jun 28, 2019 | Report/Brief | CLASP

This guide will help labor standards enforcement agencies incorporate principles of strategic enforcement into their negotiation and settlement practices. 

This guide will help you address and prevent employer retaliation against workers who exercise their rights. Undocumented immigrants are particularly at risk.

This brief is the fourth tool in our Labor Standards Enforcement Toolbox. This brief describes strategic enforcement and offers techniques for prioritizing and directing outreach and enforcement efforts to where the problems are largest, workers are least likely to exercise their legal rights, and agencies can impact industry-wide compliance. 

This brief is the third tool in our Labor Standards Enforcement Toolbox. This brief includes strategies for collecting and getting money in workers' pockets once the agency determines they're owed wages.

This brief is the second tool in our Labor Standards Enforcement Toolbox. The brief addresses the nuts and bolts of enforcement and offers strategies for ensuring the biggest impact given an agency’s resources.

This brief is the first tool in our Labor Standards Enforcement Toolbox. This brief addresses the triage and processing of complaints and conducting investigations.