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Game Changers in Labour Law: Shaping the Future of Work

ISBN13: 9789041199539
Published: April 2018
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £94.00

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Game Changers in Labour Law is pursued in the spirit and with the methods of the late Emeritus Professor Roger Blanpain (1932–2016), a great reformer who continuously searched for key challenges in the world of work and looked as far as possible into the future, engaging in critical reflection and rethinking the design of labour law. While seeking to identify the main game changers, the authors explore new pathways and answers which may help to understand and shape the future of work. This book provides full and integrated insight into labour law and industrial relations. The scholars were brought together during an international conference organized by the Institute for Labour Law at the University of Leuven, Belgium in November 2017. The renowned international labour law scholars contributing to this incomparable volume use the term ‘game changers’ to refer to evolutions, concepts, ideas and challenges that are having, or have had, major impacts on how we must understand and approach labour law in today’s global economy.

What’s in this book:

This is the 100th of Kluwer’s Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations, a series Professor Blanpain launched nearly fifty years ago. The contributors address, and reflect on, such vital issues and topics as the following: the ‘gig’ economy;

  • core labour law values;
  • freedom of association;
  • non-standard employment;
  • the rise of the service sector;
  • employment and self-employment;
  • the European Pillar of Social Rights;
  • app-based work;
  • algorithms as controls in the workplace;
  • collective bargaining rights and the right to strike;
  • the role of temporary employment agencies; and
  • termination of the employment relationship.
This book, providing up-to-date information and analysis of most recent key developments in labour law and industrial relations, has chapters devoted to specific issues in France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Estonia, China and the United States.

How this will help you:

Roger Blanpain constantly reminded us that labour relations are power relations. Although this book shows that the power balance is tipped towards employers in today’s world, it is very clear that labour law can play a crucial role in re-enlivening equitable outcomes, fairness, decent work and social justice in our contemporary and future societies, and that academia can help to understand, guide and shape that future. For this reason, this book will be invaluable to professionals in labour relations, whether in the academic, policy or legal communities. It also enables readers to obtain an insight into the main game-changing moments and patterns of labour law over the past decades and in the near future.

Employment Law
Notes on Contributors
Tributes to Marco Biagi and Roger Blanpain
Frank Hendrickx & Valerio De Stefano
Shifting Labour Law
The Changing Face of Capital: The Withering of the Employment Relationship in the Information Age
Janice R. Bellace
Non-standard Employment Around the World: Regulatory Answers to Face Its Challenges
Janine Berg, Mariya Aleksynska, Valerio De Stefano & Martine Humblet
European Labour Law and the Millennium Shift: From Post to (Social) Pillar
Frank Hendrickx
Labour Law: The Medium and the Message
David Mangan
Changing the Rules of the Game or Rearranging the Deckchairs on the Titanic: ‘Brexit’ and the Future of European Social Policy
Alan C. Neal
Industrial Relations and Labour Law
Trade Unions and the ‘Gig Economy’
Michael Doherty
Strikes in Essential Services under International Law
Monika Schlachter
Collective Bargaining and the All-China Federation of Trade Unions: A Game Changer in Governing Chinese Workplaces?
Mimi Zou
Fairness and Rights
What We Know about Equal Employment Opportunity Law after Fifty Years of Trying
Susan Bisom-Rapp
Expansion of Temporary Agency Work Across Borders and the Difficulties for Workers Involved, in Particular in Light of Their Work-Life Balance
Mijke Houwerzijl
Protection Against Dismissal in Contemporary Labour Law
Barbara Kresal
Employee Data Protection in the Transnational Company
Achim Seifert
Pathways of Labour Law
Regulating Labour Relations and a Changing Society: The Pathways of a Baltic Country – Estonia
Merle Erikson
Main Directions of Change in French Industrial Relations and Labor Law
Jacques Rojot
Tradition and Innovation in Labour Law: The Ambiguous Case of ‘Agile Working’ in Italy
Michele Tirabosc

Series: Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations

EU Law on Maternity and Other Child-Related Leaves: Impact on Gender Equality ISBN 9789403514529
Published September 2019
Kluwer Law International
American Labor and the Law: Dormant, Resurgent, and Emergent Problems ISBN 9789403506548
Published February 2019
Kluwer Law International
China and ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights At Work
Edited by: Roger Blanpain
ISBN 9789041149848
Published January 2014
Kluwer Law International
Labour Law between Change and Tradition: Liber Amicorum Antoine Jacobs ISBN 9789041134240
Published May 2011
Kluwer Law International
Rethinking Corporate Governance: from Shareholder Value to Stakeholder Value ISBN 9789041134509
Published March 2011
Kluwer Law International
Regulation of Fixed-Term Employment Contracts: A Comparative Overview ISBN 9789041133564
Published October 2010
Kluwer Law International
Seafarers Rights in the Globalized Maritime Industry ISBN 9789041133496
Published September 2010
Kluwer Law International
European Works Councils: Euro Directive 2009/38/EC of 6 May 2009 ISBN 9789041132086
Published November 2009
Kluwer Law International
Employment Policies and Multilevel Governance
Edited by: Roger Blanpain
ISBN 9789041128669
Published April 2009
Kluwer Law International
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
Kluwer Law International
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
Employment Protection Under Strain ISBN 9789041105288
Published March 1998
Kluwer Law International
Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union ISBN 9789041105271
Published March 1998
Kluwer Law International
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