David Weil 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.

David Weil, former US Wage and Hour Administrator at the Department of Labor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
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.  
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“An Obama administration official’s appeal to Trump— The author of the White House’s new labor rules on what Making America Great Again really means.” By Lydia DePillis,  Houston Chronicle. 12.22.16. Read.  

“Obama’s Labor Team Took Aim At Wage Theft. But They’re Gone In January. We’ll see if Trump’s team is ready to target industries, like fast food, where workers often get stiffed.” by Dave Jamieson, The Huffington Post. 12.23.16. Read.  

“Trump Is Capitalizing on the Anxiety Caused by the End of Steady Employment,” by Mike Konczal. The Nation. 12.28.2016. Read.

“Q&A: Labor Department's David Weil,” By Marianne LeVine, POLITICO Pro. 12.29.16. Read.

“Don’t bankrupt labor department’s mission, wages chief tells Trump nominee,” by Steven Greenhouse, The Guardian. 1.3.17. Read.  

“Donald Trump’s incoming labor secretary could put hourly workers at peril: Wage and Hours chief,” By Sophia Tesfay, Salon. 1.3.17. Read.

“Obama’s Wage Enforcer Won’t Hail an Uber Over Workers’ Status,” by Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg. 1.12.17. Read.

“Obama’s Chief Labor Standards Enforcer Wants the Gig Economy to Work for Workers,” by Ben Schiller, Fast Company. 01.11.17. Read.

“Here's what could be in store for workers under Trump,” By Sara Mojtehedzadeh, The Star. 2.16.17. Read.