Annual Benjamin Aaron Labor Law Lecture


2011 Benjamin Aaron presenter Wilma Liebman (L) with guests, including IRLE Director Chris Tilly (R).

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This lecture series is held annually in honor of Benjamin Aaron (1915-2007) who was a leading expert on U.S. and comparative labor law. He joined the staff of the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (then called the Institute of Industrial Relations) in 1946 and served as its Director from 1960 to 1975. Professor Aaron was also Professor of Law at UCLA from 1960 until his death in 2007.

This event is sponsored by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, the Los Angeles County Bar Association - Labor and Employment Law Section and the Project on Work and Employment Regulation, UCLA School of Law.

2015-16 Benjamin Aaron Labor Law Lecture

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

 

Mending the Fissured Workplace

 

Presented by Dr. David Weil | Administrator, Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor

 

Please join us for an informative evening as our special guest Dr. David Weil, Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the Department of Labor, discusses his priorities and initiatives at the Hour and Wage Division, including the Wage and Hour Division’s strategic enforcement and opportunities for stakeholder engagement with the agency to raise compliance behavior.  He will also discuss his much acclaimed book The Fissured Workplace.  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.

 

About the Speaker:

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’s Questrom School of Business. He also served as co-director of the Transparency Policy Project at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He has written five books, three regarding 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 the Wage and Hour Division, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Department of Labor, 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.

 

 

Program Information:

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Registration: 6:00 - 6:30 PM

Reception: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Dinner: 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Program: 7:30 - 8:30 PM

 

Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010

 

Parking:

On campus visitor & alumni parking: $10 or metered street parking is also available

 

Registration Information:

Discounted Registration Rates (includes dinner):

 

To attend the 2015-16 Ben Aaron Lecture please register at https://commerce.cashnet.com/42105BALSL

Registration and payment must be received by Thursday, February 18, 2016.  Space is limited.