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The Global Workplace: International and Comparative Employment Law - Cases and Materials 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781454815662
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780521847858
Published: March 2012
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £100.00

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The first casebook covering both international and comparative labor and employment law is characterized by its authorship by prolific, respected scholars, all of whom have taught law outside the United States. A solid conceptual framework compares national laws dealing with individual collective employment rights, including antidiscrimination law and privacy law, and considers the systems used to resolve labor and employment disputes in the context of international labor law.

A sweeping coverage of international labor law considers the International Labour Organization, NAFTA and other bilateral trade agreements that include labor standards, and the European Union.

In addition, The Global Workplace explores transnational corporations’ self-regulatory efforts (or codes of conduct,) and the mechanisms for pursuing international labor standards in United States courts. Comparisons are drawn among the laws of the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, China, Japan and India.

Exploring the similarities and the differences among various approaches to the employment relationship allows students to better understand and evaluate the approach each country takes, and helps them develop a normative approach to labor and employment law. National legal materials are presented within historical and cultural context.

Employment Law
Summary of Contents
Part I. Employment Law in the International Realm
1. The Study of International and Comparative Employment Law
2. The International Labor Organization and International Labor Standards
Part II. Employment Law in North America
3. The United States
4. Canada
5. Mexico
6. The Labor Standards of NAFTA and Other Free Trade Agreements
Part III. Employment Law in the European Union
7. The European Union
8. The United Kingdom
9. Germany
10. France
Part IV. Employment Law in Asia
11. China
12. Japan
13. India
Part V. Strategies for Obtaining Humane Working Conditions
14. Pursuing International Labor Standards in U.S. Courts and Through Global Codes of Conduct.