Several business groups are calling on the Senate to oppose President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead a key division of the Labor Department, arguing that he could take a wrecking ball to small businesses.
David Weil, who is dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, will face a Senate hearing on Thursday and will field questions about his previous tenure leading the Wage and Hour Division in the Obama administration — the same role that Biden has nominated him for.
A coalition of business and industry groups sent a letter to Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray of Washington and ranking member Richard Burr of North Carolina expressing concerns about the nomination. Among the signatories were the International Franchise Association, the National Restaurant Association, the National Association of Home Builders, and a dozen other groups.
“Based on his previous service at DOL, and his