Research Handbook on Transnational Labour Law

Author: Adelle Blackett,Anne Trebilcock

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178254979X

Category: LAW

Page: 608

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The editors’ substantive introduction and the specially commissioned chapters in the Handbook explore the emergence of transnational labour law as a field, along with its contested contours. The expansion of traditional legal methods, such as treaties, is juxtaposed with the proliferation of contemporary alternatives such as indicators, framework agreements and consumer-led initiatives. Key international and regional institutions are studied for their coverage of such classic topics as freedom of association, equality, and sectoral labour standard-setting, as well as for the space they provide for dialogue. The volume underscores transnational labour law’s capacity to build bridges, including on migration, climate change and development.

Labour Law in an Era of Globalization

Transformative Practices and Possibilities

Author: Joanne Conaghan,Richard Michael Fischl,Karl Klare

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199271818

Category: Law

Page: 546

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Throughout the industrial world, the discipline of labour law has fallen into deep philosophical and policy crisis, at the same time as new theoretical approaches make it a field of considerable intellectual ferment. Modern labour law evolved in a symbiotic relationship with a postwar institutional and policy agenda, the social, economic, and political underpinnings of which have gradually eroded in the context of accelerating international economic integration and wage-competition, a decline in the capacity of the nation-state to steer economic progress, the ascendancy of fiscal austerity and monetarism over Keynesian/welfare state politics, the appearance of post-industrial production models, the proliferation of contingent employment relationships, the fragmentation of class-based identities and emergence of new social movements, and the significantly increased participation of women in paid work. These developments offer many appealing possibilities - the opportunity, for example, to contest the gender division of labour and re-think the boundaries between immigration and labour policy. But they also hold out quite threatening prospects - including increased unemployment and inequality and the decline of workers' organizations and social participation - in the context of proliferating constraints imposed by international financial pressures on enacting redistributive social and economic policies. New strategies must be developed to meet these challenges.These essays - which are the product of a transnational comparative dialogue among academics and practitioners in labour law and related legal fields, including social security, immigration, trade, and development - identify, analyse, and respond to some of the conceptual and policy challenges posed by globalization.

Transnational Labour Law

Author: Antonio Ojeda Avilés,Antonio Ojeda-Avilés

Publisher: Kluwer Law International

ISBN: 9789041158581

Category: Law

Page: 320

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Innovative analysis projects, for the first time in such depth, the mixture of public and private regulation - both substantive and procedural - that characterizes employment relations virtually everywhere in the world today. The book's detailed discussions of ILO and EU measures deal not with these organizations' rules in themselves, but with the ways these organizations regulate private entities, because such regulations mark the limits and possibilities of labour action by multinationals.

Transnational, European, and National Labour Relations

Flexicurity and New Economy

Author: Gerald G. Sander,Vesna Tomljenović,Nada Bodiroga-Vukobrat

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319022199

Category: Law

Page: 327

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This book employs an innovative approach to explore the topic of flexicurity and related changes in the working world, the importance of which for the overall economic and social development is gradually being recognised. It focuses on the changing nature of work and its impact on EU law and national labour and social security laws. Though the transformation of regulatory and institutional frameworks of labour relations follows different patterns in different EU Member States, it is nevertheless a common phenomenon that offers an excellent opportunity for mutual learning experiences and comparing notes on best practices. Taking these ideas as a starting point, the book presents a collection of research on various aspects and implications of changing labour relations in the EU Member States. The opening chapters address the internal market dimension of the transformation of employment relations by investigating how social dumping, integration of migrant workers, and cross-border mergers influence national labour policies and laws. The book further analyses linguistic and terminological challenges in the field of labour law in the EU’s multi-lingual legal environment. Subsequent chapters cover various theoretical and practical issues, such as the impact of chain-liability regulatory models on the legal situation of workers in subcontracting networks, and modern work arrangements in the collaborative or ‘gig’ economy. Other chapters are dedicated to issues of jurisdiction and law applicable to individual employment contracts, as well as alternative resolution mechanisms in labour disputes. The next section offers fresh insights on and a critical overview of the well-known Danish and Dutch models of flexicurity, often cited as role models for reforms of labour markets in other EU Member States. Three individual chapters investigate specific aspects of flexicurity in Croatia, in terms of individual dismissals, life-long learning and the impact of non-standard employment on future pension entitlements. One paper explores temporary agency work in Germany as an important instrument of flexicurity, while another discusses various forms of work used in Slovenia in the context of flexibilization of work relations. Many challenges still lie ahead, and the primary aim of this book is to provide a solid basis for informed future discussions.

European Labour Law

Author: Brian Bercusson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521613507

Category: Law

Page: 752

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This extensively updated second edition explores how individual European labour law systems combine to produce a distinctly European transnational system.

Transnational Labour Regulation

A Case Study of Temporary Agency Work

Author: Kerstin Ahlberg

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052014173

Category: Law

Page: 376

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This book illuminates the process and substance of transnational regulation of labour in a global economy. Transnational labour regulation, a central feature of the European social model, engages the 27 Member States of the European Union, and is of potential importance to the rest of the world. The book analyses the attempts at transnational regulation of temporary agency work through the social dialogue between trade unions and employers' organisations at European level and the subsequent - and so far fruitless - EU legislative process. These two processes of transnational labour regulation, and their interaction, until now have been largely invisible. The book also highlights distinctive features of Member States' national regulation as they interacted with the debates on EU transnational labour regulation. It further explores the overlap between regulation of temporary agency work and the EU's regulation of transnational trade in services, the subject of the Directive on services in the internal market. Finally, it draws lessons from the experience of regulation of temporary agency work at national and European levels for transnational labour regulation in general.

Enterprise and Social Rights

Author: Adalberto Perulli,Tiziano Treu

Publisher: Studies in Employment and Soci

ISBN: 9789041182340

Category: Law

Page: 450

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Studies in Employment and Social Policy Volume 48 Enterprise and Social Rights is the first book to focus on the 'theory of the firm' as it reveals itself in today's world from a multidisciplinary perspective. It underscores the necessity to rebuild a new scientifically controlled paradigm that acknowledges and regulates the dimension of power in the functioning of the organization. Globalization has led to growing labour fragmentation and widening of gaps in social protection. Although the enterprise is increasingly expected to be socially responsible, in actuality, extreme worker inequalities and social dumping have become ubiquitous worldwide. With attention to innovative developments in Germany, Italy, Japan, and other countries, analyses include case studies of specific companies as well as case law, in particular, the European Court of Justice's jurisprudence in matters of collective dismissals, seconded workers, and public contracts. What's in this book: In their contributed chapters, nineteen renowned scholars in labour law and industrial relations rethink the firm, its conception, its value, and its regulation analysing such aspects as the following: labour-management relations issues that arise when companies go global but workers remain local; the firm as a social construction; the continuing necessity for collective bargaining; concealment of the employment relationship under the guise of self-employment; concealment of the real employer behind figureheads and shell companies; social welfare effects of outsourcing; the company's interaction with the network of suppliers and with local education processes; determining who actually carries responsibility towards workers; overcoming companies' drive to enter the global market in response to national regulation; realizing the notion of 'duty of care'; mechanisms of participation of workers in the management of the enterprise; and the persistent limitations that women face in the workplace, even when worker participation is advocated. In their head-on tackling of the fragmentation and blurring of social responsibility in enterprise organization, these important chapters propose a view of the enterprise as a factor in a new 'constitutionalization' of labour that shifts employment protection from single legal entities to the network's economic activity, thus realigning the legal boundaries of the enterprise with its economic reality. How this will help you: As a compelling investigation of how a satisfactory implementation of labour standards in the fragmented enterprise can be guaranteed, this book will be useful to entrepreneurs, managers, consultants, corporate lawyers, judges, human rights experts, and trade unionists, and it will be welcomed by academics and researchers in industrial relations and labour law.

Women's ILO

Transnational Networks, Global Labour Standards, and Gender Equity, 1919 to Present

Author: Eileen Boris,Dorothea Hoehtker,Susan Zimmerman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004360433

Category: Social Science

Page: 444

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Women’s ILO examines a century-long history of women and their networks involved in and with the ILO, the gendered meaning of labour standards, and the challenges of achieving gender equity through international labour law, transnational campaigns, and local labour policies.

Research Handbook on Transnational Labour Law

Author: Adelle Blackett,Anne Trebilcock

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178254979X

Category: LAW

Page: 608

View: 9364

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The editors’ substantive introduction and the specially commissioned chapters in the Handbook explore the emergence of transnational labour law as a field, along with its contested contours. The expansion of traditional legal methods, such as treaties, is juxtaposed with the proliferation of contemporary alternatives such as indicators, framework agreements and consumer-led initiatives. Key international and regional institutions are studied for their coverage of such classic topics as freedom of association, equality, and sectoral labour standard-setting, as well as for the space they provide for dialogue. The volume underscores transnational labour law’s capacity to build bridges, including on migration, climate change and development.

The Idea of Labour Law

Author: Guy Davidov,Brian Langille

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191648078

Category: Law

Page: 456

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Labour law is widely considered to be in crisis by scholars of the field. This crisis has an obvious external dimension - labour law is attacked for impeding efficiency, flexibility, and development; vilified for reducing employment and for favouring already well placed employees over less fortunate ones; and discredited for failing to cover the most vulnerable workers and workers in the "informal sector". These are just some of the external challenges to labour law. There is also an internal challenge, as labour lawyers themselves increasingly question whether their discipline is conceptually coherent, relevant to the new empirical realities of the world of work, and normatively salient in the world as we now know it. This book responds to such fundamental challenges by asking the most fundamental questions: What is labour law for? How can it be justified? And what are the normative premises on which reforms should be based? There has been growing interest in such questions in recent years. In this volume the contributors seek to take this body of scholarship seriously and also to move it forward. Its aim is to provide, if not answers which satisfy everyone, intellectually nourishing food for thought for those interested in understanding, explaining and interpreting labour laws - whether they are scholars, practitioners, judges, policy-makers, or workers and employers.

Social Responsibility in Labour Relations

European and Comparative Perspectives

Author: Frans Pennings

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041127836

Category: Law

Page: 532

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Since 1945, socially moderated market economies have formed the cornerstone of the European socioeconomic model. Now, however due to powerful global economic, political and demographic tendencies tensions between social and economic interests and values are increasing. These developments create an urgent need for answers, actions and measures on the European level. This wide-ranging but focused collection of essays approaches this important trend from multiple perspectives. Compiled in honour of the major European labour law scholar Teun Jaspers, it encompasses a broad spectrum of analyses and insights by forty-one distinguished contributors from seven countries. Four major tensions are identified: between the European and national level, between fundamental rights and economic freedoms, between workers and employers, and between soft and hard law instruments. Throughout, a comparative approach is emphasized, not only within the EU but also between the EU and China and South Africa. Among the many topics covered are the following: relocation of labour to low-wage countries both within and outside the EU; conditions for tempering the excesses of the free labour market; the legal weight of voluntary standards such as codes of conduct; extending the scope of application of corporate social responsibility norms to transnational enterprises; pressure on national social law due to flexibilization, deregulation and individualization; contract termination protection; employability and training of employees; fixed-term work in the wake of the Mangold ruling; adjustment of working conditions for ill and disabled workers; right to strike; and restructuring of enterprises. In light of the Lisbon strategy, the authors address how the various tensions should be reconciled, especially in the context of the flexicurity approach. The book will be of great interest to academics and practitioners for its clear categorization of the issues which must be overcome when regulating employment and social policy in the context of todayand’s EU multilevel legal order. It pays detailed attention to the legal questions raised by emerging European labour and employment policies in respect of their specific materialization, the opportunities they offer, their feasibility, and the threats they pose to traditional workerand’s protection and, more generally, to traditional concepts of labour law.

Reflexive Labour Law in the World Society

Author: Ralf Rogowski

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 085793659X

Category: Law

Page: 352

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ŠRogowski�s challenging book offers readers a rigorous but accessible introduction to the theory of reflexive law, important and original insights into current issues in industrial relations and labour law and a fascinating preview of how a broad-based

Normative Patterns and Legal Developments in the Social Dimension of the EU

Author: Ann Numhauser-Henning,Mia Rönnmar

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782251928

Category: Law

Page: 282

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This book explores the normative and legal evolution of the Social Dimension - labour law, social security law and family law - in both the EU and its Member States, during the last decade. It does this from a wide range of theoretical and legal-substantive perspectives. The past decade has witnessed the entering into force of the Lisbon Treaty and its emphasis on fundamental rights, a new coordination regulation within the field of social security (Regulation 883/2004/EC), and the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the so-called Laval Quartet. Furthermore structural changes affecting demographics and family have also challenged solidarity in new ways. The book is organised by reference to distinct 'normative patterns' and their development in the fields of law covered, such as the protection of established groups, the position of market functional values and the scope for just distribution. The book represents an innovative and important interdisciplinary approach to analysing EU law and Social Europe, and contributes a complex, yet thought-provoking, picture for the future. The contributors represent an interesting mix of well-known and distinguished as well as upcoming and promising researchers throughout Europe and beyond.

The Changing Face of European Labour Law and Social Policy

Author: Alan C. Neal

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041123121

Category: Law

Page: 169

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In the realm of European employment law, tension exists between the concepts of 'economic policy' and 'social policy.' During recent years, a growing tendency to emphasize the 'economic' at the expense of the 'social' can be discerned. What this trend gives us'in the views of the leading figures in the field of European labour law and social policy whose considered analyses are presented in this volume'is a regime of 'grand declarations' about workers' rights, but with extremely limited enforcement potential. ,i>The Changing Face of European Labour Law and Social Policy presents some of the papers given at a series of colloquia sponsored by the Employment Law Research Unit at the University of Warwick in early 2002. In its assessment of the forces at work in European employment law today, these commentaries examine significant initiatives and issues, including:problems arising in the context of the Nice Charter;delivering 'equality' at the workplace under the new EU legal framework;the crisis facing workers' participation in practice;the prospects for trans-national collective bargaining;employment-related aspects of human rights under the ECHR; and,attempts to establish effective protections in relation to the working environment. Invaluable appendices include a report, as presented by the late Marco Biagi, of a high level group on reform of the European labour market; the text of the Social Policy Agenda, as approved at the Nice Summit of 2000; and the Commission's 'scoreboard' on the implementation of the Social Agenda as of 2002.With its down-to-earth analysis of the current status of the 'floor of rights' in the European work environment, The Changing Face of European Labour Law and Social Policy will be of inestimable value to all practitioners and scholars seeking to improve the quality of life for Europe's working population and the quality of regulation at the disposal of those charged with confronting the new challenges to social policy resulting from the radical transformation of Europe's economy and society.

Global Justice and International Labour Rights

Author: Yossi Dahan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107087872

Category: Law

Page: 314

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Presents innovative perspectives on the moral and legal obligations of individuals and institutions toward workers in the global era.

Labour Laws and Global Trade

Author: B. A. Hepple

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841131601

Category: Law

Page: 302

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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the new methods of transnational labour regulation that are emerging in response to globalisation.

Regulating Labour in the Wake of Globalisation

New Challenges, New Institutions

Author: Brian Bercusson,Cynthia Estlund

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847314066

Category: Law

Page: 290

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In recent decades, the prevailing response to the problem of unacceptable labour market outcomes in both Europe and North America - national regulation of labour standards and labour relations, coupled with collective bargaining - has come under increasing pressure from the economic and technological forces associated with globalisation. As those forces have shifted power away from national governments and labour unions and toward capital, the appropriate institutional locus of labour regulation has become hotly contested. There have been efforts to move the locus of regulation downward to smaller units of governance, including firms themselves, upward to larger units such as regional federations and international organizations, and outward to non-governmental organizations and civil society. In this volume, labour relations scholars from North America and Europe examine the efficacy of these emerging forms of labour regulation, their democratic legitimacy, the goals and values underlying them, and the appropriate direction of reform.

Comparative Labor Law

Author: Matthew W. Finkin,Guy Mundlak

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781000131

Category: Law

Page: 512

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Economic pressure, as well as transnational and domestic corporate policies, has placed labor law under severe stress. National responses are so deeply embedded in institutions reflecting local traditions that meaningful comparison is daunting. This bo

Global Governance of Labour Rights

Assessing the Effectiveness of Transnational Public and Private Policy Initiatives

Author: Axel Marx,Jan Wouters,Glenn Rayp,Laura Beke

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784711462

Category: LAW

Page: 352

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Stories and images of collapsed factories, burned down sweatshops, imprisoned migrant workers, child workers and many other violations of internationally recognized labour rights continue to spread across the globe. This highly topical book examines the different instruments which are intended to protect labour rights on a transnational scale, and asks whether they make a difference. With perspectives from law, management, sociology, political science and political economy, the topics discussed include the protection of international labour rights in a globalizing economy, the EU’s social dimension in its external trade relations, Asian and US perspectives on labour rights in international trade agreements, the role of (trade) unions in global labour governance and the transformative capacity of private labour governance regimes. Academics and advanced students from different disciplines will benefit from the up-to-date empirical material in this study. Policymakers, NGOs and Unions will find the discussions of the instruments used to protect labour rights of great value to their work.