David Weil
David Weil


Brandeis University

David Weil is a professor at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Prior to that, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to be the administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor and was the first Senate-confirmed head of that agency in a decade. He led the Wage and Hour Division from 2014 to January 2017. Weil is an internationally recognized expert in employment and labor market policy, regulation, transparency policy and digital empowerment, and the impacts of supply-chain and industry restructuring on employment and work outcomes and business performance. Weil has written five books, including The Fissured Workplace (Harvard University Press), and published more than 100 articles. Weil received his B.S. at Cornell University and M.A. and Ph.D. in public policy at Harvard University.

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