The Disappearing Company Job

12.5.17. Ideas with Paul Kennedy

David Weil was featured on the CBC Radio-Canada program Ideas while on a visit to Western University to deliver a lecture at the Labour Law 2017 Conference. Paul Kennedy interviewed Weil about precarious work and the disappearing company job.

Read about or listen to the interview on the CBC website. (Included is a link to a video of the lecture he delivered at the conference.)

David Weil is Dean and Professor at Brandeis University’s Heller School of Social Policy and Management. He served as US Wage and Hour Administrator at the Department of Labor during the last three years of the Obama administration. He is a leading international expert on workplace and labor market policy and was the Peter and Deborah Wexler Professor of Management at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business before coming to Brandeis. The materials on this site arise from analysis contained in The Fissured Workplace and a growing body of research regarding the fundamental restructuring of employment and its impacts on workers and businesses. It also discusses approaches to dealing with the fissured workplace developed during the Obama administration as well as new ideas and efforts being discussed and undertaken today. 


“Millennial Employees Aren’t The Problem. The Transformed Workplace Is.,”
by David Weil. Huffpost, 12.14.17. Read the piece. 

‚Äč“Grieving Mother’s Firing Sparks Backlash Against Chinese Education Startup,”
by Peter Elstrom and David Ramli. Bloomberg Businessweek,12.21.17. Read 
the article.

“2017 Boyle Award–David Weil, PhD,” The Labor Guild website. 11.27.17. Read about
this year’s award recipient. 

“What The Growing Gig Economy Means For Workers,” on Radio Boston (WBUR). Discussion moderated by Meghna Chakrabarti, with David Weil and Zeninjor Enwemeka. 11.2.17. Listen here.  


“Lots of Employees Get Misclassified as Contractors. Here’s Why It Matters,” Harvard Business Review. 7.5.17. Read the article.

“How to Make Employment Fair in an Age of Contracting and Temp Work,” Harvard Business Review. 3.3.17. Read the article.

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