EU employment law, 4th ed.

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Publication Date 2012
ISBN 978-0-19-969291-0 (Hbk); 978-0-19-969292-7 (Pbk)
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This new 2012 edition of EU Employment Law provides a complete revision and update of the leading English language text in the field. The coverage in the new edition has been expanded with material on all the latest developments, incorporating the changes made by the Lisbon Treaty; the EU2020 strategy; the Charter of Fundamental Rights; the 'Article 19 Directives'; the Temporary Agency Work Directive; the revisions to the existing including the Directives on Parental Leave and European Works Council; and the new Social Security Regulations 883/2004.

It also analyses the ever-expanding body of employment case law, including the momentous decisions in Viking, Laval, Rueffert, and Commission v Luxembourg.

The book begins with an examination of the development of EU employment law focusing on the shift from employment law to employment policy. The text then studies rule-making in the field of employment law, considering both the traditional routes to legislation and governance techniques such as the Open Method of Coordination. The final chapters look closely at the substantive area of employment law, examining the free movement of persons, equal treatment, health and safety and working conditions, the restructuring of enterprises, worker participation, and collective action. Throughout, the book addresses the fundamental question as to the purpose of EU employment law: is it primarily economic, or social, or both?

Readership: Students of European law, particularly postgraduates doing specialist courses on EU Employment.


Part One: Introduction
1: The Evolution of EU 'Social' Policy
2: (Hard) Law-making in the Field of Social Policy
3: The Employment Title, the Lisbon and EU2020 Strategies, and the Financial Crisis

Part Two: Migrant Workers
4: Free Movement of Workers
5: Labour Law and the Internal Market

Part Three: Equality Law
6: Equality Law: An Introduction
7: Equal Pay
8: Equal Treatment
9: Family Friendly Policies
10: Equal Treatment in Social Security and Pensions

Part Four: Health and Safety and Working Conditions
11: Health and Safety
12: Working Conditions

Part Five: Employee Rights on Restructuring Enterprises
13: Transfers of Undertakings
14: Collective Redundancies and Employees' Rights on the Employer's Insolvency

Part Six: Collective Labour Law
15: Worker Involvement in Decision-Making: Information, Consultation, and Worker Participation
16: Freedom of Association, Collective Bargaining, and Collective Action

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