Labour Law: Council of Europe, Third edition
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this monograph on the Council of Europe not only describes and analyses the legal aspects of labour relations, but also examines labour relations practices and developing trends. It provides a survey of the subject that is both usefully brief and sufficiently detailed to answer most questions likely to arise in any pertinent legal setting.
Both individual and collective labour relations are covered in ample detail, with attention to such underlying and pervasive factors as employment contracts, suspension of the contracts, dismissal laws and covenant of non-competition, as well as international private law. The author describes all important details of the law governing hours and wages, benefits, intellectual property implications, trade union activity, employers’ associations, workers’ participation, collective bargaining, industrial disputes, and much more.
Building on a clear overview of labour law and labour relations, the book offers practical guidance on which sound preliminary decisions may be based. It will find a ready readership among lawyers representing parties with interests in the Council of Europe, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative trends in laws affecting labour and labour relations.
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List of Abbreviations
Part I. The Council of Europe
Chapter 1. General Background Information
Chapter 2. International Treaties Protecting Labour Rights
Part II. Labour Human Rights
Introduction: Categories of Labour Human Rights Connected with Work and Methods of their Protection
Chapter 1. Regulation of Individual Labour Human Rights
Chapter 2. The Regulation of Collective Labour Rights
Chapter 3. Necessary Derogations
Part III. The Supervision of Complying with the Laws of the European Social Charter
Chapter 1. Supervisory Bodies
Chapter 2. Adjudicating Collective Complaints