This new edition of EU Employment Law provides a complete revision and update of the leading English language text in the field. The coverage in the new edition has been expanded with material on all the latest developments, incorporating the changes made by the Lisbon Treaty; the EU2020 strategy; the Charter of Fundamental Rights; the 'Article 19 Directives'; the Temporary Agency Work Directive; the revisions to the existing including the Directives on Parental Leave and European Works Council; and the new Social Security Regulations 883/2004. It also analyses the ever-expanding body of employment case law, including the momentous decisions in Viking, Laval, Rueffert, and Commission v Luxembourg. The book begins with an examination of the development of EU employment law focusing on the shift from employment law to employment policy. The text then studies rule-making in the field of employment law, considering both the traditional routes to legislation and governance techniques such as the Open Method of Coordination. The final chapters look closely at the substantive area of employment law, examining the free movement of persons, equal treatment, health and safety and working conditions, the restructuring of enterprises, worker participation, and collective action. Throughout, the book addresses the fundamental question as to the purpose of EU employment law: is it primarily economic, or social, or both?
Author: Lauren B. Edelman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2016-11-28
Genre: Social Science
Since the passage of the Civil Rights Act, virtually all companies have antidiscrimination policies in place. Although these policies represent some progress, women and minorities remain underrepresented within the workplace as a whole and even more so when you look at high-level positions. They also tend to be less well paid. How is it that discrimination remains so prevalent in the American workplace despite the widespread adoption of policies designed to prevent it? One reason for the limited success of antidiscrimination policies, argues Lauren B. Edelman, is that the law regulating companies is broad and ambiguous, and managers therefore play a critical role in shaping what it means in daily practice. Often, what results are policies and procedures that are largely symbolic and fail to dispel long-standing patterns of discrimination. Even more troubling, these meanings of the law that evolve within companies tend to eventually make their way back into the legal domain, inconspicuously influencing lawyers for both plaintiffs and defendants and even judges. When courts look to the presence of antidiscrimination policies and personnel manuals to infer fair practices and to the presence of diversity training programs without examining whether these policies are effective in combating discrimination and achieving racial and gender diversity, they wind up condoning practices that deviate considerably from the legal ideals.
Author: Jane Moffatt
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2011
Employment Law is designed as the core text for trainee solicitors studying employment law on the Professional Practice Course. It provides an overview of current Irish employment law, introducing common law principles, Irish case law and European and Irish legislation. This new edition deals with key topical employment issues and expands on the existing topics, with an emphasis on the recent developments in Irish case law and legislation. Issues areexplained in a clear way with reference to the applicable codes and case law, making it a comprehensive introduction to the subject and an excellent resource for students, practitioners and those interested in employment law.
Author: Roger Blanpain
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Release Date: 2005-01-01
While legislation protecting employees exists in most advanced countries, the notion of who actually is an employee has become unstable. Moreover, the decentralization of traditional collective bargaining is clearly under way everywhere, and the all-important balance between workers' security and employers' flexibility continues to change radically, either retreating toward individual statutory rights or seeking new forms of employee representation. Labour Law in Motion reprints sixteen reports originally submitted to the seventh Comparative Labor Law Seminar (Tokyo Seminar) sponsored by the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training in March 2004. Eleven expert authors describe the situation in their respective countries with regard to issues such as the following:criteria used to determine whether a person is an employee;what categories of non-employee exist, and what measure of statutory protection is afforded to such persons;variations in the concept of employee among labour law, tax law, and social security law;regulation of terms and conditions of employment; the forms and legal nature of employee representation;current trends in deregulation or `re-regulation' of labour laws;mechanisms permitting deviation from legal norms; and,the manner and extent of labour law intervention in the labour market. All eleven authors emphasize recent and ongoing changes in their countries' labour laws and evaluate the factors that have contributed to such changes. Each author concludes that reform of traditional labour laws is indeed necessary. However, the book as a whole clearly demonstrates that the content of such reform differs from country to country, particularly in the extent to which labour law entrusts the regulation of working conditions to the market. Offering as it does a clear and concise summary of the recent and current experience of labour relations in eight major industrialized countries, Labour Law in Motion is an essential resource for professionals and officials engaged in any aspect of labour law or regulation in any country.
Author: Iliana Christodoulou-Varotsi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-10-31
The importance of international maritime labour law - both as a component of - ternational maritime law, and in socio-political and economic terms - has been recognised by the IMO International Maritime Law Institute for a number of years. Indeed, the Institute has annually organised a course on maritime labour law with the participation of inter alia the International Maritime Organization, the - ternational Labour Organization, the International Transport Workers’ Federation, and the German Shipowners’ Association. It was therefore a great pleasure when the authors invited me to introduce their forthcoming monograph on Maritime Work Law Fundamentals: Responsible S- powners Reliable Seafarers. As the title suggests, a fundamental challenge of this branch of international maritime law is to achieve a balance between the interests of the two main stakeholders. Institutionally, the effort to achieve this balance dates back a number of decades with its genesis mainly found in the work of the International Labour Organization. It has to be said that whilst this effort achieved great progress, it has led to a haphazard, plethora of legal instruments.
Author: Anders Etgen Reitz
Publisher: American Bar Association
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Labor laws and legislation
This book is a practical tool for legal practitioners and in-house counsel advising clients on their foreign operations in the new EU. The book begins with an introduction to EU legislation, EU directives, and the enlargement of the European Union. Each chapter provides an overview of labor law, hiring, terms and conditions, termination, discrimination, and business transfers in the following countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey. A table of statutes and EU legislation completes the book.
Author: Peter Chandler
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Industrial laws and legislation
The law relating to employment and its procedures continues to become evermore complex. Revised and updated, this practical guide aims to demystify the employment law, explaining technicalities in a clear and simple way. Subjects covered include: the Employment Act 2002; the Human Rights Act 1998; the national minimum wage; parental leave; time off for dependants; trade union recognition; time off for study or training; European Works Councils; part-time workers; the right to be accompanied at disciplinary and grievance hearings; data protection; public interest disclosures and the Whistleblower's Act; compensation limits for unfair dismissal; discrimination on grounds of gender reassignment; transfer of undertakings; rest breaks and rest periods; working hours and paid annual holidays; and new rules for workers posted to other EEA Member States.
Author: Manfred Weiss
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Germany gives the reader a broad understanding of German labour law covering all important aspects. The book deals with the sources of labour law, individual employment relationships, collective bargaining, remuneration, working conditions, and dispute settlement.
Author: Norman M. Selwyn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2006
Now in its fourteenth edition, Selwyn's Law of Employment is the most reliable and definitive guide to employment law on the market. Practitioners and students of employment law, those studying professional courses in business and human resource management, and anyone involved in givingemployment law advice in the course of their work, will find all they need in this best-selling textbook. It provides full coverage of the law regulating the individual employment relationship as well as collective labour law. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised to include treatment of thelatest legislative provisions and the widest coverage of case law from United Kingdom and European Courts. Written by a former university lecturer with over 40 years' experience of writing on the subject, this is the perfect working text for those who require a clear understanding of employment law. Online Resource Centre The text is supported by a Online Resource Centre containing twice yearly updates to important cases and legislation.
Author: André Papmehl
Publisher: Springer Gabler
Release Date: 2019-02-08
Genre: Business & Economics
Dieses zweisprachige Praxisbuch bewahrt internationale Investoren vor unangenehmen Überraschungen im deutschen Arbeits- und Sozialrecht. Es vermittelt einen fokussierten Überblick über die wesentlichen Regelungen sowie Einblicke in die kulturellen Rahmenbedingungen. Erfahrene Praktiker beleuchten wichtige Aspekte und zeigen sehr praxisorientiert, worauf es ankommt: Eine wertvolle Hilfe für alle, die mit deutschen Unternehmen zusammenarbeiten oder in Deutschland investieren wollen. This bilingual publication protects international investors from unpleasant surprises in respect to German employment and social security law. It provides a focused overview of the key provisions as well as insights into the underlying cultural conditions. Experienced practitioners explain many important aspects and illustrate what really matters in the real world: an invaluable aid to everyone working with German companies or aiming to invest in Germany.
Author: Brian P. McGinley
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Genre: Social Science
Understanding the law is now a more important part of youth work practice than ever before, and all successful youth work professionals need to understand the way that law and policy supports good ethical practice. This book provides a coherent overview of the legal processes and requirements encountered by today's youth work professionals, helping readers learn how to make informed ethical judgements and offer appropriate advice to young people. It offers an insight into how laws are made, explains major legal requirements for safe youth work practice and details a range of guidance on the current frameworks and legislation students and practitioners need to be aware of. Using real world scenarios, case studies, and reflective questions, it helps the reader to engage critically with the current legal context of youth work, and develop their thinking, skills and practice. This is essential reading for all students working towards professional recognition in work with young people.