Session #907: Agency Update: DOL’s Wage & Hour Issues and Employer Resources

SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: Learn about the DOL’s latest policy, enforcement and outreach priorities.

You have the unique opportunity to hear from the Administrator of DOL’s Wage & Hour Division, Dr. David Weil! This session will review both compliance priorities and tools DOL offers to assist employers and will address new overtime regulations, recent independent contractor and joint employer interpretations, as well as employer assistance available through regional offices. This session will:

  • Explain the current focus of the Wage & Hour Division.
  • Provide information about employer resources at the local level.
  • Provide you with an opportunity to ask Dr. Weil about your top wage & hour concerns.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

David Weil


David Weil was sworn in as the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division on May 5, 2014. Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert in public and labor market policy; regulatory performance; industrial and labor relations; transparency policy; and supply-chain restructuring and its effects.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Weil served as professor of economics and the Peter and Deborah Wexler Professor of Management at Boston University School of Management. He also served as co-director of the Transparency Policy Project at the Ash Institute at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He has written three books on labor market policy, including the recently published The Fissured Workplace. He has authored numerous articles and publications in a variety of economics, public policy, management, and industrial relations journals and books, as well as numerous publications in non-academic outlets.

No stranger to the Department’s mission or its work, Dr. Weil has served as an adviser to both the Wage and Hour Division and to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as to a number of other government agencies. He also has served as mediator and adviser in a range of labor union and labor/management settings across the globe. In addition to his work for the Department, his research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, among others.

Dr. Weil received his B.S. at Cornell University and M.A. and Ph.D. in public policy at Harvard University.

Convention Center: Ballroom AB
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Sunday Session
HR Expertise
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