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Labour Law and Social Protection in a Globalized World: Changing Realities in Selected Areas of Law and Policy

Edited by: Jan Pichrt, Kristina Koldinska

ISBN13: 9789403500935
Published: August 2018
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
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Labour Law and Social Protection in a Globalized World covers burning issues and current reflections on labour and social security law from European as well as comparative perspectives. The protection of jobs and labour law standards achieved by employees in the past has been under pressure from neoliberalization forces for many years. The changing realities need to be studied from a legal point of view as new realities confront labour law structures with new developments on the labour market in public policy as well in industrial relations. In light of these recent trends, the focused perspectives evident in this original collection of essays go a long way towards clearly defining where labour law and social security law must set their sights in order to preserve fair and productive employer-employee relations in the new world of work.

This book contains chapters which are the papers submitted to the XII European Congress of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL) held in Prague, September 2017.

What’s in this book:

Issues and topics include the following:

  • integration of immigrants into industrial relations;
  • the social situation of migrant workers;
  • new phenomena brought about by the digital age;
  • temporary agency work;
  • harmonizing family and working lives;
  • sport and labour law;
  • the role of European Works Councils; and
  • social and labour reforms.
One aspect that is covered in these chapters is the current challenges to social security that are brought by migration as an intensified phenomenon in Europe of today. Furthermore the concept of harmonizing family and working lives is discussed from the perspective of ongoing amendments of the EU legislation.

How this will help you:

Throughout this book, the changing role of the state and reform agendas is emphasized which helps readers stay updated with the current trends in this legislation. Although the focus is on the labour law in Europe, there is an abundance of comparative detail, allowing for global application. As a matchless, up-to-date overview and analysis of how new and emerging forms of employment and industrial relations impact employee security, this book serves as a guide to practitioners, academics, and policymakers concerned with ensuring the persistence of fair and viable standards in labour and social security law.

Employment Law
Notes on Contributors
Part I
Chapter 1 Current Challenges in Czech Labour and Social Security Law in Historical Context
Jan Pichrt
Part II
Changing Realities in Labour Law
Chapter 2 Crisis and Labour Reforms in Spain: A Paradigm Shift?
Magdalena Nogueira Guastavino
Chapter 3 Reforms of Labour Law in Italy: A Paradigm Shift
Adalberto Perulli
Chapter 4 The Role of the State and Industrial Relations
Jesús Cruz Villalón
Chapter 5 Social Partners in Social Security: Two Common Forms of Recognition and Selected Issues
Grega Strban & Luka Mišic
Chapter 6 The Role of the State in Employment Relations
Petr Hurka
Chapter 7 Social Dialogue in Poland on Historical and Comparative Background
Marek Pliszkiewicz
Part III
Works Councils: Effective Tool in the World of Rule of Information
Chapter 8 European Works Councils: Problems of Effectiveness
Dagmara Skupien
Chapter 9 EWC Recast Directive: Its Impact, Problems and Outlooks
Romuald Jagodzinski
Chapter 10 Beyond European Works Councils?: Global Mechanisms of Information-Sharing and Workers’ Involvement Within Multinational Enterprises
Attila Kun
Part IV
Agency Work: Solving Old Problems with New Instruments
Chapter 11 Temporary Agency Work Directive: As Hollow as Swiss Cheese?
Ronnie Eklund
Chapter 12 Promoting or Controlling Cross-Border Temporary Agency Work?
Mijke Houwerzijl & Bas Rombouts
Chapter 13 Equal Treatment Between Temporary Agency Workers and Comparable Workers of the User Undertaking
Jaroslav Stránský
Part V
Sport and Labour: Specialities and Challenges
Chapter 14 When Sport and Labour Law Are Interlocked: Playing Ball with Modernisation
Frank Hendrickx
Chapter 15 Conclusion and Termination of Employment Relationship in Professional Sports: Special Regulations and Particular Protection Requirements
Stefano Bellomo
Chapter 16 The Particularities of the ‘Job’ Performance of the Professional Athlete: Rights and Obligations of the Parties to the Employment Contract
Costas Papadimitriou
Chapter 17 A Professional Sportsman: An Independent Worker?
Lubomír Ptácek
Part VI
Social Security: New Solutions for New Problems
Chapter 18 Social Security: A New Idea for the Twenty-First Century
Jean-Pierre Laborde
Chapter 19 Social Security and the Modern and Post-Modern Forms of Work
József Hajdú
Chapter 20 New Forms of Social Security? A Comment on Needs and Options for Reform in a National and Supranational Perspective
Ulrich Becker
Chapter 21 Guaranteed Minimum Income for All? A Task for the ILO
Martin Štefko
Part VII
Migrants and Migrant Workers: Their Social Rights
Chapter 22 Labour Law Protection of the Migrant Worker: Ambiguous Answers
Jean-Michel Servais
Chapter 23 Migrant Workers and European Social Law: Of a Respectable Age or Time for a Rebirth?
Yves Jorens
Chapter 24 Decent Work and Migrant Workers
Kristina Koldinská
Chapter 25 Facing Migration Crisis with Social Integration Instruments: Lessons from ILO and EU
Kristina Koldinská
Chapter 26 Social Integration of Migrants under European Social Charter: Right or Duty?
Marcin Wujczyk
Chapter 27 EU Law Demands to Assist and Integrate Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Eberhard Eichenhofer
Chapter 28 The Integration of Refugees into the Labour Market: The German Experience
Maximilian Fuchs
Chapter 29 The Devil Is in the Detail: Some Early Thoughts of EU Policy Makers on Negotiating Post-Brexit Coordination of Social Security
Simon Roberts
Family Work Balance: Effective Social Instruments
Chapter 30 The EU Proposal on Work-Life Balance and Its Potential Impact in the Netherlands
Susanne Burri
Chapter 31 Work-Life Balance in the Czech Republic
Vera Štangová
Chapter 32 Balance of Work and Education
Krasimira Sredkova

Series: Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations

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To be published March 2019
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American Labor and the Law: Dormant, Resurgent, and Emergent Problems ISBN 9789403506548
Published February 2019
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Game Changers in Labour Law: Shaping the Future of Work ISBN 9789041199539
Published April 2018
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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
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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
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Women in Academia and Equality law: Aiming High - Falling Short
Edited by: Roger Blanpain
ISBN 9789041124272
Published March 2006
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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
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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