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From Widgets to Digits

From Widgets to Digits Author Katherine V. W. Stone
ISBN-10 0521535999
Release 2004-07-26
Pages 300
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From Widgits to Digits is about the changing nature of the employment relationship and its implications for labor and employment law. For most of the twentieth century, employers fostered long-term employment relationships through the use of implicit promises of job security, well-defined hierarchical job ladders, and longevity-based wage and benefit schemes. Today's employers no longer value longevity or seek to encourage long-term attachment between the employee and the firm. Instead employers seek flexibility in their employment relationships. As a result, employees now operate as free agents in a boundaryless workplace, in which they move across departmental lines within firms, and across firm borders, throughout their working lives. Today's challenge is to find a means to provide workers with continuity in wages, on-going training opportunities, sustainable and transferable skills, unambiguous ownership of their human capital, portable benefits, and an infrastructure of support structures to enable them to weather career transitions.



Rethinking Workplace Regulation

Rethinking Workplace Regulation Author Katherine V.W. Stone
ISBN-10 9781610448031
Release 2013-02-14
Pages 440
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During the middle third of the 20th century, workers in most industrialized countries secured a substantial measure of job security, whether through legislation, contract or social practice. This “standard employment contract,” as it was known, became the foundation of an impressive array of rights and entitlements, including social insurance and pensions, protection against unsociable working conditions, and the right to bargain collectively. Recent changes in technology and the global economy, however, have dramatically eroded this traditional form of employment. Employers now value flexibility over stability, and increasingly hire employees for short-term or temporary work. Many countries have also repealed labor laws, relaxed employee protections, and reduced state-provided benefits. As the old system of worker protection declines, how can labor regulation be improved to protect workers? In Rethinking Workplace Regulation, nineteen leading scholars from ten countries and half a dozen disciplines present a sweeping tour of the latest policy experiments across the world that attempt to balance worker security and the new flexible employment paradigm. Edited by noted socio-legal scholars Katherine V.W. Stone and Harry Arthurs, Rethinking Workplace Regulation presents case studies on new forms of dispute resolution, job training programs, social insurance and collective representation that could serve as policy models in the contemporary industrialized world. The volume leads with an intriguing set of essays on legal attempts to update the employment contract. For example, Bruno Caruso reports on efforts in the European Union to “constitutionalize” employment and other contracts to better preserve protective principles for workers and to extend their legal impact. The volume then turns to the field of labor relations, where promising regulatory strategies have emerged. Sociologist Jelle Visser offers a fresh assessment of the Dutch version of the ‘flexicurity’ model, which attempts to balance the rise in nonstandard employment with improved social protection by indexing the minimum wage and strengthening rights of access to health insurance, pensions, and training. Sociologist Ida Regalia provides an engaging account of experimental local and regional “pacts” in Italy and France that allow several employers to share temporary workers, thereby providing workers job security within the group rather than with an individual firm. The volume also illustrates the power of governments to influence labor market institutions. Legal scholars John Howe and Michael Rawling discuss Australia's innovative legislation on supply chains that holds companies at the top of the supply chain responsible for employment law violations of their subcontractors. Contributors also analyze ways in which more general social policy is being renegotiated in light of the changing nature of work. Kendra Strauss, a geographer, offers a wide-ranging comparative analysis of pension systems and calls for a new model that offers “flexible pensions for flexible workers.” With its ambitious scope and broad inquiry, Rethinking Workplace Regulation illustrates the diverse innovations countries have developed to confront the policy challenges created by the changing nature of work. The experiments evaluated in this volume will provide inspiration and instruction for policymakers and advocates seeking to improve worker’s lives in this latest era of global capitalism.



Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation

Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation Author Christopher Arup
ISBN-10 1862876118
Release 2006
Pages 752
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The traditional boundaries of labour law are becoming outmoded in a modern world in which active labour market participants vastly outnumber “employees”, and the world of work extends way beyond the workplace gate. There is convergence with labour market regulation. The contract of employment remains central but is no longer the sole object of study Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation is a state of the art presentation of the latest Australian scholarship and research surrounding this seismic change. Its 38 chapters reflect the dramatically different industrial, social, political and legislative contexts in which the law now operates and the intellectual revolution this is generating. The latest theoretical thinking and empirical findings are gathered together in four parts: the varying purposes of regulation; the different institutions and technologies of regulation; the active role regulation plays in constituting labour markets; and, the regulation of the processes by which employment rights and obligations are determined. Individual chapters contain studies of regulation within prescriptive government schemes, contract networks, specialist labour markets, the intersection between work and family, enterprise policies and practices, and the courts and tribunals. For academics, the book provides much material to enliven and diversify their courses. It advocates fresh intellectual approaches which take account of international scholarship and, while mindful of the latest legislative changes, it adopts a long-range, multi-locational and pluralist view of Australian labour law. For practitioners, the book provides insights into areas that are,as arbitration declines, becoming increasingly important to their clients' interests. The most recent legislation and jurisprudence is discussed in many chapters including discrimination, dismissals, health and safety, immigration, social security, franchise, volunteer and contract law.



Moving Up in the New Economy

Moving Up in the New Economy Author Joan Fitzgerald (Ph. D.)
ISBN-10 0801444136
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 251
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"The United States used to be a country where ordinary people could expect to improve their economic condition as they moved through life. For millions of us, this is no longer the case. Many Americans today have a lower standard of living as adults than they had in their parents' homes as children. . . . This book is about restoring the upward mobility of U.S. workers. Specifically, it addresses the workforce-development strategy of creating not just jobs, but career ladders."—from Moving Up in the New EconomyCareer-ladder strategies create opportunities for low-wage workers to learn new skills and advance through a progression of higher-skilled and better-paid jobs. For example, nurses' aides can become licensed practical nurses, administrative assistants can become information technology workers, and bank tellers can become loan officers.Career-ladder programs could provide opportunities for upward mobility and also stave off impending national shortages of skilled workers. But there are a variety of obstacles that must be faced candidly if career-ladder programs are to succeed. In Moving Up in the New Economy, Joan Fitzgerald explores specific programs in different sectors of the economy—health care, child care, education, manufacturing, and biotechnology—to offer a comprehensive analysis of this innovative approach to job training. Addressing the successes achieved—and the problems faced—by career-ladder programs, this timely book will be of interest to anyone interested in career development, workforce training, and employment issues, especially those that affect low-wage workers.



Boundaries and Frontiers of Labour Law

Boundaries and Frontiers of Labour Law Author Guy Davidov
ISBN-10 9781847312877
Release 2006-11-06
Pages 438
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Labour law has always been preoccupied with boundaries. One can either be an 'employee' or not, an 'employer' or not, and the answer dictates who comes within the scope of labour law, for better or worse. But such divisions have always been difficult, and in recent years their shortcomings have become ever more pronounced. The proliferation of new work arrangements and heightened global competition have exposed a world-wide crisis in the regulation of work. It is therefore timely to re-assess the idea of labour law, and the concepts, in particular the age-old distinctions - that are used to delimit the field. This collection of essays, by leading experts from around the world, explores the frontiers of our understanding of labour law itself. Contributors: Harry Arthurs, Paul Benjamin, Hugh Collins, Guy Davidov, Paul Davies, Simon Deakin, Mark Freedland, Judy Fudge, Adrin Goldin, Alan Hyde, Jean-Claude Javillier, Csilla Kollonay Lehoczky, Brian Langille, Enriqué Marin, Kamala Sankaran, Silvana Sciarra, Katherine Stone and Anne Trebilcock.



Research Handbook on the Economics of Labor and Employment Law

Research Handbook on the Economics of Labor and Employment Law Author Michael L. Wachter
ISBN-10 9781781006115
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 520
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ÔWachter and Estlund have assembled a feast on the economic analysis of issues in labor and employment law for scholars and policy-makers. The volume begins with foundational discussions of the economic analysis of the individual employment relationship and collective bargaining. It then progresses to discussions of the theoretical and empirical work on a wide range of important labor and employment law topics including: union organizing and employee choice, the impact of unions on firm and economic performance, the impact of unions on the enforcement of legal rights, just cause for dismissal, covenants not to compete and employment discrimination. Anyone who wants to study what economists have to say on these topics would do well to begin with this collection.Õ Ð Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt, Indiana University Bloomington School of Law, US This Research Handbook assembles the original work of leading legal and economic scholars, working in a variety of traditions and methodologies, on the economic analysis of labor and employment law. In addition to surveying the current state of the art on the economics of labor markets and employment relations, the volumeÕs 16 chapters assess aspects of traditional labor law and union organizing, the law governing the employment contract and termination of employment, employment discrimination and other employer mandates, restrictions on employee mobility, and the forum and remedies for labor and employment claims. Comprising a variety of approaches, the Research Handbook on the Economics of Labor and Employment Law will appeal to legal scholars in labor and employment law, industrial relations scholars and labor economists.



Employee Protection at Common Law

Employee Protection at Common Law Author Joellen Riley
ISBN-10 1862875901
Release 2005-01
Pages 258
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Employee Protection at Common Law explains the potential development of Australian employment contract law, following the deregulatory Workplace Relations “reforms” of the Howard government.Riley makes a case for the development of the same duties of good faith and fair dealing with workplace relations law, as have developed in contemporary Australian commercial law. Chapters include an explanation of the development in employment contract law of the duty of mutual trust and confidence, and its potential to resolve individual workplace disputes over such matters as performance-based pay and termination benefits.This new work provides the first extensive discussion of the application of the doctrine of estoppel in the workplace context. It also includes chapters on unconscionable dealing, restrictive covenants, and the application of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) to resolve individual employment disputes.



Globalization and Labor Standards Annotated Bibliography

Globalization and Labor Standards Annotated Bibliography Author Katherine V. W. Stone
ISBN-10 1600422195
Release 2014-05
Pages 446
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The Globalization and Labor Standards (GALS) Annotated Bibliography is a compendium of articles about international labor rights, national and transnational labor standards, and comparative labor law that have been published in law journals. All of the articles in the library are abstracted and cross-referenced by subject. Each article is accompanied by an annotation that describes its contents clearly and concisely. The annotations have been written by Professor Katherine V.W. Stone with the help of her students at the Cornell Law School, the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and UCLA School of Law. This volume compiles all of the content in the GALS bibliographic library from 2000 to 2014. The purpose of the book is to preserve the wealth of material developed over the past fifteen years and make it available to libraries and researchers. The GALS database has been used by lawyers, businesses, labor unions, organizations, individuals, non-profit organizations, the World Bank, the International Labor Organization, and numerous governmental entities in more than 140 countries. Katherine V.W. Stone is the Arjay and Frances Miller Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. Her scholarship and teaching is primarily in the fields of labor law, arbitration law, contracts, and comparative labor law. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship Award and a Russell Sage Fellowship for her work on the changing nature of employment and the regulatory implications. Her book, From Widgets to Digits: Employment Regulation for the Changing Workplace (Cambridge University Press in 2004) won the 2005 Michael Harrington Award from the American Political Science Association for the "outstanding book that best links scholarship to struggles for justice in the real world," and was named Finalist for the 2005 C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Her most recent book, Rethinking Workplace: After the Standard Contract of Employment, published in 2013, examines the changing employment landscape in ten industrialized nations and describes some initiatives to counteract the deterioration of job security and the employment-linked safety net.



Core and Contingent Work in the European Union

Core and Contingent Work in the European Union Author Edoardo Ales
ISBN-10 9781782258698
Release 2017-02-23
Pages 328
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Labour and social security law studies have addressed the topic of the decline of the standard employment relationship mainly from the point of view of the growing number of atypical relationships. Only a limited number of studies have examined the issue from the perspective of the differentiation between core and contingent work. Such an examination is necessary as the increase in contingent work leads to complicated legal questions which vary between European states depending on the type of contingent arrangements that have become most prevalent. This book analyses, using a comparative approach, these different types of contingency from a national and EU perspective touching on the work relationship from a labour as well as a social security point of view. The aim of the book is to identify and analyse those questions adopting an innovative approach and to put forward proposals for safeguarding social cohesion within undertakings and European society.



The Fissured Workplace

The Fissured Workplace Author David Weil
ISBN-10 9780674726123
Release 2014-02-17
Pages 424
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In the twentieth century, large companies employing many workers formed the bedrock of the U.S. economy. Today, on the list of big business's priorities, sustaining the employer-worker relationship ranks far below building a devoted customer base and delivering value to investors. As David Weil's groundbreaking analysis shows, large corporations have shed their role as direct employers of the people responsible for their products, in favor of outsourcing work to small companies that compete fiercely with one another. The result has been declining wages, eroding benefits, inadequate health and safety protections, and ever-widening income inequality. From the perspectives of CEOs and investors, fissuring--splitting off functions that were once managed internally--has been phenomenally successful. Despite giving up direct control to subcontractors and franchises, these large companies have figured out how to maintain the quality of brand-name products and services, without the cost of maintaining an expensive workforce. But from the perspective of workers, this strategy has meant stagnation in wages and benefits and a lower standard of living. Weil proposes ways to modernize regulatory policies so that employers can meet their obligations to workers while allowing companies to keep the beneficial aspects of this business strategy.



Private Government How Employers Rule Our Lives and Why We Don t Talk about It

Private Government  How Employers Rule Our Lives  and Why We Don t Talk about It Author Elizabeth Anderson
ISBN-10 9781400887781
Release 2017-05-15
Pages 224
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Why our workplaces are authoritarian private governments—and why we can't see it One in four American workers says their workplace is a "dictatorship." Yet that number probably would be even higher if we recognized most employers for what they are—private governments with sweeping authoritarian power over our lives, on duty and off. We normally think of government as something only the state does, yet many of us are governed far more—and far more obtrusively—by the private government of the workplace. In this provocative and compelling book, Elizabeth Anderson argues that the failure to see this stems from long-standing confusions. These confusions explain why, despite all evidence to the contrary, we still talk as if free markets make workers free—and why so many employers advocate less government even while they act as dictators in their businesses. In many workplaces, employers minutely regulate workers' speech, clothing, and manners, leaving them with little privacy and few other rights. And employers often extend their authority to workers' off-duty lives. Workers can be fired for their political speech, recreational activities, diet, and almost anything else employers care to govern. Yet we continue to talk as if early advocates of market society—from John Locke and Adam Smith to Thomas Paine and Abraham Lincoln—were right when they argued that it would free workers from oppressive authorities. That dream was shattered by the Industrial Revolution, but the myth endures. Private Government offers a better way to talk about the workplace, opening up space for discovering how workers can enjoy real freedom. Based on the prestigious Tanner Lectures delivered at Princeton University's Center for Human Values, Private Government is edited and introduced by Stephen Macedo and includes commentary by cultural critic David Bromwich, economist Tyler Cowen, historian Ann Hughes, and philosopher Niko Kolodny.



Hofstra Labor Employment Law Journal

Hofstra Labor   Employment Law Journal Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B5103923
Release 2006
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Hofstra Labor Employment Law Journal has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hofstra Labor Employment Law Journal also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hofstra Labor Employment Law Journal book for free.



Institutional Inequality and the Mobilization of the Family and Medical Leave Act

Institutional Inequality and the Mobilization of the Family and Medical Leave Act Author Catherine R. Albiston
ISBN-10 9781139491464
Release 2010-07-26
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How do Family and Medical Leave Act rights operate in practice in the courts and in the workplace? This empirical study examines how institutions and social practices transform the meaning of these rights to recreate inequality. Workplace rules and norms built around the family wage ideal, the assumption that disability and work are mutually exclusive, and management's historical control over time all constrain opportunities for social change. Yet workers can also mobilize rights as a cultural discourse to change the social meaning of family and medical leave. Drawing on theoretical frameworks from social constructivism and new institutionalism, this study explains how institutions transform rights to recreate systems of power and inequality but at the same time also provide opportunities for law to change social structure. It provides a fresh look at the perennial debate about law and social change by examining how institutions shape the process of rights mobilization.



Famous and Infamous Workplace and Community Training

Famous and  Infamous  Workplace and Community Training Author David M. Kopp
ISBN-10 9781137597533
Release 2017-08-23
Pages 178
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This book explores the social history of training and development and describes how ordinary training systems were linked to extraordinary events. Using instrumental case studies, the author explores the direct and indirect motives behind famous and infamous training systems of history such as the methods used by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the Beatles, those used by the Third Reich in training forced labor, and in the social guidance films of the 1950’s, among others. This book links modern-day themes of corporate and community social responsibility and social justice to historical cases of workplace and community training; in addition, it offers a unique view of business history that students and scholars can relate to, and contributes to a more thorough and robust inquiry into critical human resource development, ethics in the workplace, and the nature of training adults, in general.



Precarious Work Women and the New Economy

Precarious Work  Women and the New Economy Author Judy Fudge
ISBN-10 1841136158
Release 2006
Pages 401
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Offering a collection of essays on labour law and women's work, this text explores the relationship between precarious work and gender, evaluating the extent to which the growth and spread of precarious work challenges traditional norms of labour law and conventional forms of legal regulation.



Changing the Rules

Changing the Rules Author Muriel Siebert
ISBN-10 9780743211147
Release 2002
Pages 232
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The first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange talks about her early introduction to Wall Street, her five years as Superintendent of Banking, and her experiences as a pro-choice Republican Senatorial candidate.



Employment Relations in the United States

Employment Relations in the United States Author Raymond L Hogler
ISBN-10 9780761926542
Release 2004
Pages 301
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This book presents an overview of the economic, political and social forces that shaped contemporary employment relations practices in the United States.