David Weil is the Peter and Deborah Wexler Professor of Management at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. He was the US Wage and Hour Administrator at the Department of Labor for the last three years of the Obama administration. He is a leading international expert on workplace and labor market policy and was a professor of economics and management at Boston University School of Management before taking office. The insights contained in The Fissured Workplace deliver a bold perspective on the fundamental restructuring of employment and its impacts on workers and businesses, and were the basis of much of the work Weil did at the bureau. 

One of Weil’s last posts on the Department of Labor blogremoved almost immediately by the Trump administrationwas this important piece on wages and the garment industry. Read it here.

A lot has been written recently about Weil’s leadership of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and what the future might hold under a new—and differently focused—administration. Here are some of the articles, including one written by Weil for the Harvard Business Review.
“How to Make Employment Fair in an Age of Contracting and Temp Work,” by David Weil. Harvard Business Review. 3.3.17. Read the article.

Shaky Jobs, Sluggish Wages: Reasons Are at Home,” by Eduardo Porter, New York Times. 2.28.17. Read the article.

“The increasing importance of a Labor Department that understands the threats to workers in the current economy,” By Jared Bernstein, Washington Post. 2.20.17. Read the article. 

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