State and Local Enforcement Project
Reports, Briefings, Toolkits, and Articles by Project Director Terri Gerstein
Localities take action to protect workers, Labor Day Report 2023 (co-author Vishal Reddy), Economic Policy Institute, Harvard Center for Labor and a Just Economy, Local Progress, September 4, 2023.
Ensuring the Safety and Well‐Being of Unaccompanied Children, Written testimony submitted to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in conjunction with hearing June 14, 2023.
Power in partnership: How government agencies and community partners are joining forces to fight wage theft (co-author Rachel Deutsch), Economic Policy Institute and Harvard Center for Labor and a Just Economy, June 8, 2023.
Examining the Role of AGs in a Just Transition, Bethany Davis Noll and Terri Gerstein, 40 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 198 (2023).
A Role for State Attorneys General in a Just Transition, Bethany Davis Noll, Terri Gerstein and Tiernaur Anderson, Harvard Labor and Worklife Program and State Energy and Environmental Impact Center, NYU School of Law, December, 2022.
Why workplace scholars and enforcers should be in conversation, Terri Gerstein, Labor and Employment Relations Association Perspectives on Work magazine, Volume 26, 2022.
The Growing Role of Localities in the United States in Enacting and Enforcing Protections for Gig Economy Workers, Terri Gerstein and LiJia Gong, Competition Policy International, TechREG Chronicle, July 20, 2022.
The role of local government in protecting workers’ rights, Terri Gerstein, Economic Policy Institute, Harvard Labor and Worklife Program, Local Progress, June 13, 2022.
How district attorneys and state attorneys general are fighting workplace abuses, Terri Gerstein, Economic Policy Institute and Harvard Labor and Worklife Program, May 17, 2021.
State and Local Workers’ Rights Innovations: New Players, New Laws, New Methods of Enforcement, Terri Gerstein, originally published in Saint Louis University Law Journal, 65 St. Louis U. L.J. 45 (2021).
Forced Arbitration: A Losing Proposition for Workers, Terri Gerstein, Chapter 11 in Inequality and the Labor Market, Sharon Block and Benjamin H. Harris, eds., Brookings Institution Press, April 6, 2021.
Workers’ rights protection and enforcement by state attorneys general, Terri Gerstein, Economic Policy Institute and Harvard Labor and Worklife Program, August 27, 2020.
Protecting Workers Through Publicity: Promoting Workplace Law Compliance Through Strategic Communication, Terri Gerstein and Tanya Goldman, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and Harvard Labor and Worklife Program, June 2020.
“Sign on the Dotted Line”: How Coercive Employment Contracts Are Bringing Back the Lochner Era and What We Can Do About It, Terri Gerstein and Jane Flanagan, originally published in University of San Francisco Law Review, 54 U.S.F. L. Rev. 441 (2020).
How States and Localities Can Protect Workplace Safety and Health, Terri Gerstein, Jane Flanagan and Patricia Smith, Harvard Labor and Worklife Program and National Employment Law Project, May 15, 2020.
State and local labor standards enforcement during COVID-19, Terri Gerstein and Jane Flanagan, Economic Policy Institute and Harvard Labor and Worklife Program, April 28, 2020.
Re-Envisioning the Roles of Prosecutors and Attorneys General to Make the Justice System Work for Everyone, Terri Gerstein and Arisha Hatch, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2020.
Confronting Misclassification and Payroll Fraud: A Survey of State Labor Standards Enforcement Agencies Terri Gerstein and Mark Erlich, Harvard Labor and Worklife Program, June 2019.
State attorneys general can play key roles in protecting workers’ rights, Terri Gerstein and Marni von Wilpert, Economic Policy Institute, May 7, 2018.