Through webinars and community conversations, agencies are learning to share innovative approaches to intake, complaint and triage, investigations, improving collection rates, settlement agreement content and negotiation, joint employer liability and multi-jurisdictional cooperation, protecting vulnerable workers from retaliation, strategic enforcement and co-enforcement. 

Recent Webinars

  • Register for Bridging Small Businesses Support and Labor Law Compliance: A Minneapolis Case Study,  February 22, 2023 from 1:00 to 2:15pm ET

  • Presentation to VLERA (Virtual Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association)

Innovative Workers' Rights Laws and Local Enforcement:  The Opportunities and Challenges of Municipal Labor Standards Enforcement Agencies; Dr. Janice Fine, Jenn Round, and Ellen Love

  • How State and Local Labor Standards Enforcement Agencies Can Support Workers’ Requests to DHS for Immigration Relief  
  • Protecting Immigrant Workers in Labor Law Cases:  requesting deferred action or parole in labor agency cases
    The workplace justice lab@RU and National Immigration Law Center co-hosted a webinar to discuss U.S. DOL’s newly released policy on how to request support for immigration-related prosecutorial discretion, including deferred action and parole. In this webinar, we reviewed the new policy; heard from advocates on their experiences related to requesting letters of support from DOL, OSHA, and the NLRB as well as filing for deferred action with DHS; and discussed next steps that advocates can take to ensure labor agencies' policies related to deferred action are accessible and effective.  The discussion featured the following fantastic presenters:

    • Jessie Hahn, Senior Labor and Employment Policy Attorney, National Immigration Legal Center (NILC), Washington, DC

    • Sean Goldhammer, Director of Employment and Legal Services, Workers Defense Project, Dallas, TX

    • Shelly Anand, Co-Founder, Sur Legal Collaborative, Atlanta, GA

    • Bliss Requa-Trautz, Director, Arriba Las Vegas Workers Center, Las Vegas, NV  
  • Publicizing Violators to Increase Compliance:  A Conversation about Effective Naming and Shaming Techniques to Maximize the Resources of Labor Standards Enforcement Agencies 
  • Strategic Enforcement
  • Intake and Triage Processes 
  • Investigations
  • Strategies for Improved Collections on Wage and Paid Sick Day Judgments and Settlement Agreements 
  • Protecting Vulnerable Immigrant Workers Against Retaliation 
  • Strategic Co-Enforcement and Worker Power: Supporting Workers Through the COVID Recession and Beyond - partnership with EARN 
  • Enforcing Labor Standards in a Recession: An Opportunity to Support Workers Who Risk Their Lives  
  • Working with Community Partners on Legal Clinics 
  • "Worker Driven" Private Regulatory and Enforcement Initiatives 

COVID-related Webinars