Fugiel's research focuses on job quality, labor standards, and work-life issues. An overarching theme of his research is the tradeoff between flexibility and commitment in work schedules and employment relations. Fugiel shows contingent work arrangements which maximize flexibility undermine commitment in ways that are often harmful for workers and at times counterproductive for firms. Fugiel is an expert on fair workweek legislation in the United States.
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Describes the distribution of three dimensions of work schedules - advance schedule notice, fluctuating work hours, and schedule control - across early-career workers in hourly and non-hourly jobs, overall and separated by gender, regular work hours (full-time/part-time), race, and occupation. Suggests some implications of these descriptive findings for public policy and future research.