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The Fissured Workplace

Why Work Became So Bad for So Many and What Can Be Done to Improve It

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$23.50 • £18.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674975446

Publication Date: 05/08/2017

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424 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

10 line illustrations, 16 tables

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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 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.

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