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The Changing Face Of European Labour Law And Social Policy

Author : Alan C. Neal
ISBN : 9789041123121
Genre : Law
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In the realm of European employment law, tension exists between the concepts of 'economic policy' and 'social policy.' During recent years, a growing tendency to emphasize the 'economic' at the expense of the 'social' can be discerned. What this trend gives us'in the views of the leading figures in the field of European labour law and social policy whose considered analyses are presented in this volume'is a regime of 'grand declarations' about workers' rights, but with extremely limited enforcement potential. ,i>The Changing Face of European Labour Law and Social Policy presents some of the papers given at a series of colloquia sponsored by the Employment Law Research Unit at the University of Warwick in early 2002. In its assessment of the forces at work in European employment law today, these commentaries examine significant initiatives and issues, including:problems arising in the context of the Nice Charter;delivering 'equality' at the workplace under the new EU legal framework;the crisis facing workers' participation in practice;the prospects for trans-national collective bargaining;employment-related aspects of human rights under the ECHR; and,attempts to establish effective protections in relation to the working environment. Invaluable appendices include a report, as presented by the late Marco Biagi, of a high level group on reform of the European labour market; the text of the Social Policy Agenda, as approved at the Nice Summit of 2000; and the Commission's 'scoreboard' on the implementation of the Social Agenda as of 2002.With its down-to-earth analysis of the current status of the 'floor of rights' in the European work environment, The Changing Face of European Labour Law and Social Policy will be of inestimable value to all practitioners and scholars seeking to improve the quality of life for Europe's working population and the quality of regulation at the disposal of those charged with confronting the new challenges to social policy resulting from the radical transformation of Europe's economy and society.

European Labour Law And Social Policy Cases And Materials

Author : Alan Neal
ISBN : 9789041112798
Genre : Law
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This text is a collection of primary source materials in the labour law and social policy of the European Community in one volume. It includes documents and decisions up to May 1st, 1999, when the Treaty of Amsterdam came into force, along with key legislative instruments in EC labour law and social policy, significant associated policy documents produced by the Commission and important decisions of the European Court of Justice.

European Community

Author : Brian Morris
ISBN : 9781349211555
Genre : Political Science
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An explanation of European Community law and bureaucracy in everyday terms. It explains how the Community itself works, with special diagrams and information on Community institutions, policy-making bodies, and private sector agencies with whom the Community consults.

Comparative Regional Integration

Author : Finn Laursen
ISBN : 9781351950022
Genre : Political Science
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This volume features up-to-date studies of regional integration efforts in all major parts of the world, especially North America, South America, and East Asia. Comparisons are drawn between these efforts and those made in the EU, where integration has progressed much further. The book asks: what explains the variation in achievements? What kind of agreements and institutions are needed to produce regional integration? Is 'pooling and delegation' of sovereignty necessary to overcome 'collective action problems'? How important is regional leadership? This work is a major new contribution to the literature on regional integration, and will appeal to theorists, policymakers, students and other readers concerned about world developments. It will also be of value to courses covering international political economy, international relations and regional integration, at both undergraduate and graduate level.

Labour Law Human Rights And Social Justice Liber Amicorum In Honour Of Prof Dr Ruth Ben Israel

Author : Roger Blanpain
ISBN : 9789041116970
Genre : Law
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Employment Policy In The European Union

Author : Michael Gold
ISBN : 9781137106506
Genre : Business & Economics
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Providing a UK perspective on the EU's social dimension, this new text opens with a historical overview of EU social and employment policy, which is followed by chapters that focus on specific topics covered by the 'social dimension' of the European Union. These give the reader a detailed understanding of the nature of EU involvement in each area.

Children At Work

Author : Valentina Forastieri
ISBN : 922111399X
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This book provides guidance on occupational safety and health specifically addressed to working children, and illustrates how this can be achieved within a national policy framework aimed at the elimination of child labour. Topics covered include: procedures to identify hazardous working conditions; information on possible child-related occupational diseases; updated information on health and safety risks; and current studies including examples of successful responses. The second edition of the publication also takes account of the provisions of the ILO's Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (1999), covering work that is likely to harm the health, safety and morals of children.

Health And Safety At Work

Author : Edoardo Ales
ISBN : 904114661X
Genre : Business & Economics
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The safety obligation in any employment relationship, enshrined in numerous laws and regulations, must necessarily absorb advances in medicine and technology. The law of health and safety at work is perhaps best understood as an ongoing process engaged in the making of a dynamic and effective regulatory framework able to cope with an ever-changing work environment. This book, an in-depth survey of the current state of health and safety law in Europe represents the work of labour lawyers involved into the Pontignano International Seminars and into the European Working Group on Labour Law (EWL). The seventeen contributing labour lawyers provide national reports from ten EU Member States, along with a chapter on EU law relating to health and safety and a concluding comparative analysis. Among the topics examined are the following: the concepts of health, danger, and risk; employers obligations to inform, evaluate, and monitor; rights and duties of workers representatives with regard to health and safety at work; the obligation to carry out a systematic work environment management; reintegration efforts required from the employer and employee; instruments available to help the employer in the proper fulfilment of safety obligations; the interaction between health and safety regulation and the social security system; labour inspecti civil, administrative and criminal liability of the employer; specific legislation regarding pregnant women; protection of other vulnerable groups; moral harassment or mobbing; sexual harassment; work-related stress the concept of penibilite au travail; effect of a company s hierarchical structure on liability; and domestic workers and home-workers. For practitioners dealing with cases involving health and safety issues at work, this book will be welcomed as a thorough and up-to-date guide on available approaches. Of especial value is the detailed coverage of the scope of the safety obligation, the consequences of its violation, workers representation, and the link between occupational health and safety and the fight against harassment at work."

Employment And Health

Author : Jennie Grimshaw
ISBN : 0712308474
Genre : Business & Economics
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The changing nature of work (contract work, job insecurity, downsizing, privatisation and deregulation) has had a profound effect on employment and health. The book covers government policy, EU directives, health and safety, industrial/employment policies and general welfare. The author, who is head of the British Library Social Policy and Information Service, looks at the response of employers, including the gap between expressing concern over health at work and actually doing anything about it. The review is aimed at practitioners in the fields of health and safety at work and human resource management, at trade unionists and at information professionals working in a business environment. It can be used either as a one-stop by those looking for an introduction to the field, or as a bridge to the research literature by those seeking to enquire more deeply.

New Governance And The European Employment Strategy

Author : Samantha Velluti
ISBN : 9781136927782
Genre : Law
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This book examines the European Strategy for Employment (EES) and its implementation through the Open Method of Coordination, exploring what the EES reveals about recent developments in EU social governance, and offering new insights and fresh perspectives into the operation of New Governance and its relationship with law and constitutionalism.

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