Category: David Weil

Trump officials turn to courts to block Obama-era legacy

Washington Post David Weil, Questrom School of Business “In his drive to dismantle President Barack Obama’s regulatory legacy, President Trump has signed executive orders with great fanfare and breathed life into a once-obscure law to nullify numerous Obama-era regulations…” Expert quote: “I do feel very confident in the regulation,” said Weil, now a Boston University […]

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Acosta as Labor Secretary

Bloomberg David Weil, Questrom School of Business “By the time President Donald Trump’s first nominee for labor secretary withdrew from consideration, there was little doubt where he stood on the big issues facing the department…” Expert quote: “This is a direct test of how serious are you about really remembering those folks who’ve been forgotten […]

How to Make Employment Fair in an Age of Contracting and Temp Work

Harvard Business Review by David Weil, Questrom School of Business “Every day, many of us eat at restaurants, stay at hotels, receive packages, and use our digital devices with the assumption that the company we pay for these services — Hilton, Amazon, Apple, etc. — also employs the people who deliver them…” View full article. 

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Acosta as Labor Secretary

Bloomberg David Weil, Questrom School of Business By the time President Donald Trump’s first nominee for labor secretary withdrew from consideration, there was little doubt where he stood on the big issues facing the department… Expert quote: ““This is a direct test of how serious are you about really remembering those folks who’ve been forgotten […]

Good luck with that: One wage and hour investigator for every 123,000 workers

nwLaborPress.org David Weil, School of Management At an academic conference May 29 in Portland, newly-installed U.S. Wage and Hour Administrator David Weil outlined the task ahead of him: To enforce minimum wage, child labor, and overtime laws for 135 million workers in 7.5 million establishments … with 1,100 investigators… Expert quote: “We can never be […]