David Weil is a professor and an internationally recognized expert in employment and labor market policy and workplace reorganization based at the Heller School at Brandeis where he served as its Dean from 2017-2022. He is also a Senior Faculty Fellow at the Ash Center for Democracy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Weil is the author of more than 125 articles and five books, including, "The Fissured Workplace: Why Work Became So Bad for So Many and What Can Be Done to Improve It," which examines how practices like outsourcing change business organizations and erode relationships between employers and their workers. Along with his academic research and teaching, he advises government agencies at the state and federal levels and international organizations on employment, labor, and workplace policies.
Weil was appointed by President Barack Obama to be the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor and led the agency from April 2014 to January 2017. He was nominated to return to that post by President Joe Biden in 2021.
LERA Distinguished Scholar, June 2020. Frances Perkins Intelligence and Courage Award. Frances Perkins Center, September 2019. Father Edward F. Boyle Award, Cushing-Gavin Award of the Labor Guild, Archdiocese of Boston, 2017. Susan C. Eaton Award for Scholar / Practitioner, Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2016.