Labour Law in Denmark, Fourth Edition
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this monograph on labour law in Denmark 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 Denmark, 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
Chapter 1. General Background
Chapter 2. The Legal Discipline, Jurisprudence, Definitions and Concepts
Chapter 3. Historical Background
Chapter 4. Role of Government Institutions in the Shaping and Administration of Labour and Industrial Relations Policy
Chapter 5. Sources of Labour Law
Chapter 6. International Private Labour Law – Conflicts of Law
Part I. The Individual Employment Relation
Chapter 1. Definitions and Concepts
Chapter 2. Rights and Duties of the Parties during Employment
Chapter 3. Working Time, Annual Holidays, Public Holidays Falling on a Normal Working Day and Leave Schemes
Chapter 4. Remuneration and Benefits
Chapter 5. Incapacity to Work
Chapter 6. Job Security
Chapter 7. Protection of Certain Categories of Employee and against Discrimination in Employment
Chapter 8. Covenants of Non-competition, Non-solicitation, etc.
Chapter 9. Inventions by Employees
Chapter 10. Settlement of Disputes
Part II. Collective Labour Relations
Chapter 1. Trade Union Freedom
Chapter 2. Trade Unions and Employers’ Associations
Chapter 3. Institutionalised Relations between Employers and Employees
Chapter 4. Collective Bargaining
Chapter 5. Strikes, Lock-outs and Other Legal Forms of Industrial Action
Chapter 6. Settlement of Industrial Disputes of Interest and Protection of Vital Needs
Chapter 7. Disputes of Rights