Op-Eds and Essays

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine releases report
on Improving Measurement of Changing Nature of Employment. Read press
release. Access report.

“How to determine if a business is COVID-19 safe? Create a restaurant-style
grading system,” by Archon Fung, David Weil, and Mary Graham. Los Angeles
6.9.20. Read

“Why Americans Don’t Know About Their Right To Paid Sick Leave,” by
Chris Lu, Patricia Smith, and David Weil. Newsweek, 5.20.20. Read the piece.

“New Laws for the Fissured Workplace,” by David Weil. The American
part of their symposium on “The Future of Labor.” 4.29.20.
Read the piece.

“Why having fewer OSHA inspectors matters,” Op-Ed piece by 
David Weil. The Conversation, 3.6.20. Read
  “Are Companies Too Reliant on Independent Contractors?,” by David Weil
and David S. Fortney, SHRM, 11.27.19. Read

“Restaurants have no right to take employees’ tips,” by Heidi Shierholz and
David Weil. The Guardian, 2.6.18. Read the piece.

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

Call Uber and Lyft drivers what they are: employees,” by David Weil,
Los Angeles Times, 7.5.19. Read.

“Reflecting on a Fissured World,” by David Weil. Perspectives on Work, 2017.
Download the pdf.

“Defend Obama’s Overtime Policy,” by David Weil. U.S. News & World Report,
10.25.17. Read the article.

“Labor Day Should Really Be Called ‘Inequality Day’,” by David Weil. HuffPost,
9.1.17. Read the article. 

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

“Want to know if a job is safe? The government should let you find out,” 
by David Michaels and David Weil. The Hill, 5.30.17. Read the article.

“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.

“Labor Standards, the Fissured Workplace, and the On-Demand Economy,” by
David Weil and Tanya Goldman. Perspectives on Work, 2016. Read the article.