The return of David Weil to the Wage and Hour Division could endanger the future of independent contracting in America.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D r. David Weil, the former Obama administration Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division administrator, is vying for his old job yet again. Unfortunately, his selection would imperil small-business creation and freelancing in the U.S. 

The Wage and Hour Division administrator is tasked with enforcing federal minimum-wage, overtime, and family-leave laws under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

After failing to confirm him last summer, the White House renominated Weil on January 4 — a move that has drawn the ire of Republican lawmakers and business leaders. Such opposition today turns on his left-wing positions, his lack of private-sector experience, and his anti-business


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