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The Global Workplace
International and Comparative Employment Law - Cases and Materials


  • Date Published: January 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107664876

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  • With the forces of globalization as a backdrop, this casebook develops labor and employment law in the context of the national laws of nine countries important to the global economy - the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, France, China, Japan and India. These national jurisdictions are highlighted by considering international labor standards promulgated by the International Labor Organization as well as the rulings and standards that emerge from two very different regional trade arrangements - the labor side accord to NAFTA and the European Union. Across all these different sources of law, this book considers the law of individual employment, collective labor law dealing with unionization as well as the laws against discrimination, the laws protecting privacy and the systems used to resolve labor and employment disputes. This is the first set of law school course materials in English covering international and comparative employment and labor law.

    • Path-breaking casebook dealing with the burgeoning area of international and comparative employment law
    • First casebook to deal with international and comparative employment law in English
    • Authors will provide a website to update professors
    • Instructor resources include an extensive teachers' manual, power-point slides, and a website providing updates in this broad and fast-moving subject
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    '… this book provides a good overview of different systems of labour regulation in a variety of countries … as an introduction to the 'global workplace' and its regulation, this book exceeds expectations.' European Journal of International Law

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107664876
    • length: 700 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 36 mm
    • weight: 1.19kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The study of international and comparative employment law
    2. The international labor organization and international labor standards
    3. The United States
    4. Canadian labor and employment law
    5. Mexican employment law
    6. The regulatory approach of the North American Free Trade Agreement
    7. The European Union
    8. The United Kingdom
    9. German labor and employment law
    10. France
    11. China
    12. Japan
    13. India
    14. Pursuing international labor standards in US courts and through global codes of conduct.

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    The Global Workplace

    Roger Blanpain, Susan Bisom-Rapp, William R. Corbett, Hilary K. Josephs, Michael J. Zimmer

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    • Comparative Employment Law
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  • Authors

    Roger Blanpain, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Roger Blanpain is a Professor at the University of Leuven and Katholieke Universiteit Brussels and is the Editor in Chief of the International Encyclopedia of Laws.

    Susan Bisom-Rapp, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    Susan Bisom-Rapp is Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law and Social Justice at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

    William R. Corbett, Louisiana State University Law Center
    William R. Corbett is the Frank L. Marist Professor of Law at the Paul M. Herbert Law Center of Louisiana State University.

    Hilary K. Josephs, Syracuse University College of Law
    Hilary K. Josephs is Professor of Law at Syracuse University, New York.

    Michael J. Zimmer, Seton Hall University School of Law
    Michael J. Zimmer is Professor of Law at Seton Hall University, New Jersey.

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