The Fissured Workplace: Why Work Became So Bad for So Many and What Can Be Done to Improve It

The Fissured Workplace: Why Work Became So Bad for So Many and What Can Be Done to Improve It

by David Weil

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ISBN-13: 9780674725447
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 02/17/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

David Weil served as President Barack Obama's Wage and Hour Administrator in the U.S. Department of Labor from May 2014 to January 2017. He currently is Peter and Deborah Wexler Professor of Management in the Department of Markets, Public Policy, and Law at Boston University Questrom School of Business and serves as a co-Director of the Transparency Policy Project at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Table of Contents

Part I Vignettes from the Modern Workplace 1

1 The Fissured Workplace and Its Consequences 7

2 Employment in a Pre-fissured World 28

3 Why Fissure? 43

4 Wage Determination in a Fissured Workplace 76

Part II The Forms and Consequences of the Fissured Workplace 93

5 The Subcontracted Workplace 99

6 Fissuring and Franchising 122

7 Supply Chains and the Fissured Workplace 159

Part III Mending the Fissured Workplace 179

8 Rethinking Responsibility 183

9 Rethinking Enforcement 214

10 Fixing Broken Windows 243

11 The Fissured Economy 268

12 A Path Forward 286

Notes 291

References 375

Acknowledgments 397

Index 401

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