Events

    2021 May 18

    Prosecutions of wage theft and other employer crimes

    3:30pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom

    Hosted by Economic Policy Institute on Zoom

    Join us for a panel discussion on how criminal prosecutions protect workers’ rights and ensure a level playing field for law-abiding employers. Hear from elected district attorneys about why they support this work and from line prosecutors about cases they have brought. Speakers will share ways prosecutors and worker organizations can build relationships and work together to improve workplace enforcement.... Read more about Prosecutions of wage theft and other employer crimes

    2020 Dec 03

    State Attorneys General as Protectors of Workers' Rights

    4:00pm to 5:15pm

    Location: 

    Online Zoom meeting

    Join the Economic Policy Institute and the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program for “State Attorneys General as Protectors of Workers' Rights” to hear directly from bureau, division, and section chiefs who lead labor rights work in their state attorneys general (AGs) offices. This webinar will address the growing role state AGs play in...

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    2020 Oct 26

    State AGs Protecting Workers' Rights Roundtable

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    online via Zoom

    On Monday, October 26 at 1 pm EST we hosted a virtual roundtable discussion on how state attorneys general have been taking action to protect workers. We were joined by:

    D.C.  Attorney General  Karl Racine Illinois  Attorney General  Kwame Raoul Minnesota Attorney General  Keith Ellison Pennsylvania Attorney General  Josh Shapiro Terri Gerstein,  Harvard LWP

    D.C. Attorney General
    Karl Racine

    Illinois
    Attorney General
    Kwame Raoul

    Minnesota
    Attorney General
    Keith Ellison

    Pennsylvania
    Attorney General
    Josh Shapiro

    Moderator:
    Terri Gerstein,
    Harvard LWP

    In recent years, there has been a surge of activity by a number of state attorneys general in protecting workers’ rights. As detailed in a recent report issued by the Economic Policy Institute and the Harvard Labor and Worklife Program, state AGs have:

    • Brought civil lawsuits and criminally prosecuted employers for wage theft;
    • Combatted no-poach and non-compete agreements, which suppress wages/job mobility;
    • Fought misclassification of workers as independent contractors instead of employees;
    • Opposed and challenged anti-worker rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor; and
    • Taken action on behalf of workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
    • Since 2015, six AG offices, including those of our speakers, have established units within their offices dedicated to protecting workers.

    View video of roundtable discussion.... Read more about State AGs Protecting Workers' Rights Roundtable