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The Evolving Employment Relationship and the New Economy

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ISBN13: 9789041116918
ISBN: 9041116915
Published: November 2001
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: £128.00



Far from settling into a recognizable pattern, the employment relationship spawned by globalization and communications technology continues to evolve. If the labour law and industrial relations community are to retain expertise and social utility in their vital role, constant monitoring of the field and discussion is essential. It was to further this purpose that the Club of Labour Law Journals held a conference in Brussels in April 2001, under the auspices of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium and the Society for Social and International Cooperation. This book is the record of that significant conference. The presentations and discussion proceed along four main avenues: the ""battle for the brains"", the impact of atypical work arrangements, the concept of employability, and the online rights of workers.;Important questions addressed include: do globalization and high technology necessarily go hand in hand?; which skills increase employability?; what are the social factors of employability?; are contingent and partly dependent workers protected in a fair way?; to what degree can the employment contract be stabilized?; how can we tackle the erosion of social security provisions?; to what extent should intra-company electronic resources be regulated?; and what is the relation between employers and illegal immigrants?

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Contents:
Notes on Contributors. Prologue; R. Blanpain Remarks; R. Blanpain.
1. Australia; B. Creighton, C. Fenwick.
2. Belgium; R. Blanpain.
3. Germany; R. Buschmann, T. Walter.
4. Italy; M. Biagi.
5. Latin America; L. Aparicio Valdez, J. Bernedo Alvarado.
6. Spain; M. C. Rodriguez-Pinero Royo.
7. United Kingdom; D. McCann.
8. United States; S. L. Willborn.
9. Quality in European Community Industrial Relations; M. Biagi.
10. A Constitutional Reading of the Test for Unfair Discrimination in South African Labour Law; C. Cooper.
11. Outsourcing and Collectively Determined Wages and Working Conditions in Belgium; C. Engels.
12. Employment and Privacy: Electronic Interaction in the Workplace; F. Hendrickx.
13. Concerns Associated with the Increase of Contingent Employment in Japan; M. Morishima. Excerpts from the Discussion.
14. Online Rights of Workers: Electronic Interactions in the Workplace; A. Avio.
15. Online Rights of Workers: Electronic Interaction in the Workplace: General Reflections and Some Belgian Perspectives; M. De Vos.
16. A Proposal to Regulate the Use of Communication Electronic Resources in a Company; C. Fernandez Hernandez.
17. Electronic Monitoring and Employment Privacy; F. Hendrickx.
18. New Working Patterns and Social Security; S. Renga.
19. Employment Contracts; M. Schmidt.
20. Migration and the Battle of the Brains; S. L. Willborn.