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Labour Law in Belgium - 6th edition

Labour Law in Belgium - 6th edition

By Roger Blanpain†


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this monograph on labour law in Belgium 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 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 Belgium, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative trends in laws affecting labour and labour relations.

Resources Table of Contents
Publish Date 06/03/2014
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041153258
SKU 10058164-0001
Table of Contents

The Author.

List of Abbreviations.

General Introduction.

Chapter 1. The General Background.

Chapter 2. Definitions and Notions.

Chapter 3. The Role of the Government: Autonomy versus Intervention.

Chapter 4. Sources of Labour Law.

Chapter 5. The Language Used in the Enterprise.

Chapter 6. Equality of Treatment of Men and Women.

Chapter 7. Combating Certain Forms of Discrimination and Racism and Xenophobia.

Chapter 8. Equal Treatment during all Phases of the Employment Relation.

Chapter 9. Employment of Foreign Workers.

Chapter 10. International Private Labour Law: the Application of Belgian Law to Foreign Nationals.

Chapter 11. The Social Criminal Code.

Part I. The Individual Employment Relation.

Chapter 1. Definitions and Concepts.

Chapter 2. Duties of the Parties in the Course of the Employment Relationship.

Chapter 3. Working Time and Leave; Sunday Rest; Annual Vacation; Holidays; Educational Leave.

Chapter 4. Remuneration.

Chapter 5. The Suspension of the Execution of the Individual Labour Contract.

Chapter 6. The Termination of the Individual Labour Contract.

Chapter 7. Covenants of Non-competition; Statute of Limitations; Settlement of Individual Disputes.

Part II. Collective Labour Relations.

Chapter 1. Trade Union Freedom.

Chapter 2. The Trade Unions and the Employers’ Associations.

Chapter 3. Institutionalized Relations between Employers and Trade Unions.

Chapter 4. Collective Bargaining.

Chapter 5. Industrial Conflict.

Selected Bibliography.