Peter J. Fugiel

Postdoctoral Research Fellow , Rutgers University-New Brunswick
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About Peter

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.


The Realities of Unpredictable Work Schedules for America's Hourly Employees

  • Susan J. Lambert
  • Julia R. Henly

In the News

Peter J. Fugiel quoted by Erica E. Phillips, "Fair Work Week Bill Aims to Provide Stability for Hourly Workers" The CT Mirror, April 15, 2022.
Peter J. Fugiel quoted by By Noam Scheiber, "A Find at Gap: Steady Hours Can Help Workers, and Profits" The New York Times, March 28, 2018.
Peter J. Fugiel quoted by Alieza Durana, "More Families Feel Insecure. That’s Because They Are" Work, March 20, 2018.
Peter J. Fugiel's research on work scheduling discussed by Gillian B. White, "The Very Real Hardship of Unpredictable Work Schedules," The Atlantic, April 15, 2015.
Peter J. Fugiel's research on work scheduling discussed by Sean McElwee, "The Threat of Just-in-Time Scheduling," Al Jazeera America, August 7, 2014.
Peter J. Fugiel's research on work scheduling discussed by Steven Greenhouse, "A Push to Give Steadier Schedules to Part-Timers," New York Times, July 15, 2014.


"Precarious Work Schedules among Early-Career Employees in the U.S.: A National Snapshot," (with Susan J. Lambert and Julia R. Henly), EINet, August 2014.

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.