Last week, President Biden announced a list of nominees for a number of key roles, including David Weil as nominee to serve as Wage and Hour Administrator for the Department of Labor. Weil previously served as Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division under President Obama from 2014 to 2017. David Weil is Dean and professor at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Weil is an internationally-recognized expert in employment and labor market policy along with regulation, transparency policy, and the impacts of industry restructuring on employment, work, and business performance.
Weil recently stated: “The pandemic has revealed the continuing challenges facing working people—particularly workers of color—in assuring they receive a fair day’s pay and treatment for their work… Essential workers who helped us all navigate through the pandemic deserve the full protections afforded by our workplace laws such as payment of minimum wages and overtime, and protections against retaliation for the exercise of their rights,” he added. “As we emerge from the pandemic, building back better requires compliance with the laws for which the Wage and Hour Division is responsible.”
You can read more about David Weil, as well as the other recent government nominees here.