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Regulating Employment Relations, Work and Labour Laws: International Comparisons between Key Countries

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Edited by: Roger Blanpain, Greg J. Bamber, Philippe Pochet

ISBN13: 9789041131997
Published: May 2010
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £74.00

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The complexity of employment arrangements in various countries tends to make it difficult to understand them. Nevertheless, it is important to ‘take stock’ periodically, particularly from an internationally comparative perspective. This remarkable book is a giant step in that direction. It is especially valuable in the context of increasing globalisation. the European Union,

  • Germany,
  • Sweden,
  • United Kingdom,
  • United States of America,
  • Canada,
  • New Zealand,
  • Australia, and
  • Japan

    They shed valuable light on trends in such specific areas of employment relations as the following:

    • atypical work and flexible work arrangements;
    • dispute settlement procedures such as negotiation, conciliation, mediation, arbitration and other forms of governmental or judicial intervention; job security, anti-discrimination, and gender equality;
    • recognition of unions and employers’ associations and forms of employee representation;
    • how collective bargaining is regulated, who the collective agreements cover and what they contain; parental leave and childcare policy;
    • the capacity of individual agreements to override or not override collective agreements;
    • minimum wage levels;
    • overtime and shift work; and
    • paid leave entitlements.

    As a general framework, an introductory chapter offers a highly insightful summary of the underpinnings of current analysis of globalization, including discussion of the varieties of capitalism thesis, the divergence/convergence debate (with its models of bipolarization, clustering, and hybridization), and elements of historical and political-economic path dependency in various cultures. The information gathered here provides a powerful new understanding of the increasing ‘disconnect’ between the prevailing institutional framework for employment relations and the sweeping changes that are taking place in the world of work.

    With this book’s analysis, practitioners and policymakers will be able to overcome their dated assumptions and more effectively accommodate each others’ interests in the face of the complex mix of continuity and change that they are confronting. The team of authors are authoritative experts in these countries. They are active in policy or legal analysis, business and/or scholarship.

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    Series: Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations

    Game Changers in Labour Law: Shaping the Future of Work ISBN 9789041199539
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    China and ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights At Work
    Edited by: Roger Blanpain
    ISBN 9789041149848
    Published January 2014
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    Labour Law between Change and Tradition: Liber Amicorum Antoine Jacobs ISBN 9789041134240
    Published May 2011
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    Rethinking Corporate Governance: from Shareholder Value to Stakeholder Value ISBN 9789041134509
    Published March 2011
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    Regulation of Fixed-Term Employment Contracts: A Comparative Overview ISBN 9789041133564
    Published October 2010
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    Seafarers Rights in the Globalized Maritime Industry ISBN 9789041133496
    Published September 2010
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    European Works Councils: Euro Directive 2009/38/EC of 6 May 2009 ISBN 9789041132086
    Published November 2009
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    Employment Policies and Multilevel Governance
    Edited by: Roger Blanpain
    ISBN 9789041128669
    Published April 2009
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    New Developments in Employment Discrimination Law ISBN 9789041127822
    Published October 2008
    Kluwer Law International
    Women in Academia and Equality law: Aiming High - Falling Short
    Edited by: Roger Blanpain
    ISBN 9789041124272
    Published March 2006
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    Freedom of Services in the European Union: Labour and Social Security Law: The Bolkestein Initiative
    Edited by: Roger Blanpain
    ISBN 9789041124531
    Published March 2006
    Kluwer Law International
    Labour Relations in the Asia-Pacific Countries
    ISBN 9789041122391
    Published September 2003
    Kluwer Law International
    Employee Rights in Bankruptcy
    ISBN 9789041119421
    Published October 2002
    Kluwer Law International
    The Impact of the Internet and New Technologies on the Workplace ISBN 9789041118240
    Published July 2002
    Kluwer Law International
    Involvement of Employees in the European Union
    ISBN 9789041117601
    Published March 2002
    Kluwer Law International
    On-line Rights for Employees in the Information Society ISBN 9789041116260
    Published February 2002
    Kluwer Law International
    The Evolving Employment Relationship and the New Economy
    ISBN 9789041116918
    Published November 2001
    Kluwer Law International
    The Council of Europe and the Social Challenges of the XXIst Century
    ISBN 9789041115430
    Published March 2001
    Kluwer Law International
    Deregulation and Labour Law
    ISBN 9789041113702
    Published June 2000
    Kluwer Law International
    Multinational Enterprises and the Social Challenges of the XXIst Century
    ISBN 9789041112804
    Published December 1999
    Kluwer Law International
    The Process of Industrialization and the Role of Labor Law in Asian Countries
    ISBN 9789041110473
    Published April 1999
    Kluwer Law International
    Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union ISBN 9789041105271
    Published March 1998
    Kluwer Law International
    Employment Protection Under Strain ISBN 9789041105288
    Published March 1998
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    The Harmonization of Working Life and Family Life
    ISBN 9789041100641
    Published June 1997
    Kluwer Law International
    Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Central and Eastern Europe
    ISBN 9789041102980
    Published January 1997
    Kluwer Law International
    Industrial Relations in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
    ISBN 9789065446961
    Published July 1995
    Kluwer Law International
    Workers' Participation
    ISBN 9789065446008
    Published July 1994
    Kluwer Law International
    Employee Rights and Industrial Justice
    ISBN 9789065448040
    Published June 1994
    Kluwer Law International