Dean Weil Appears Before Senate Committee in First Hearing on his Nomination to Department of Labor

July 15, 2021

On July 15 Dean David Weil appeared at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions regarding his nomination by President Biden to serve as the administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Weil first served as the Wage and Hour administrator from 2014 to 2017, under President Obama. The Wage and Hour Division is responsible for enforcing federal labor laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act which covers minimum wage, overtime pay and child labor laws. If Weil’s nomination is voted out of committee, his confirmation will then be considered by the full Senate at a later date.

Watch the committee hearing online here.