That’s right, President Biden’s nominee for the position of Administrator of the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division is David Weil, who also served in that exact same capacity during the Obama administration. The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held a confirmation hearing yesterday on the nominations of Weil as well as NLRB member nominees Gwynne Wilcox and David Prouty. Weil is an academician who’s written a number of books about employment relationships, workplace regulations and labor economics from his academic perspective as a professor at Brandeis University outside Boston. He is a staunch opponent of the franchising business model, espousing a view that franchisees are the equivalent of store managers for the corporate owner. Wilcox, a partner in the firm of Levy Ratner PC, currently serves as associate general counsel for SEIU Local 1199, the largest in the union. She has been nominated to fill the final vacant spot on the National Labor Relations Board. David Prouty, also a general counsel with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) local 32BJ since 2018, has been nominated to fill the William Emmanuel seat when his term expires next month. Along with the International Franchise Association (IFA) and the Coalition of Franchisee Association (CFA), we at DDIFO want to urge you to contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to oppose the nomination of David Weil as the Wage and Hour Division Administrator at the Department of Labor.