International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Labour Law and Industrial Relations Online

This online version of the International Encyclopaedia of Industrial Labour Law and Industrial Relations is now available at

The International Encyclopaedia for Labour Law and Industrial Relations is designed:

  • to provide information to the international business and labour relations communities;
  • to facilitate comparative research in the field; and
  • to contribute to the growing harmonization of labour law and standards worldwide.

With about 76 detailed country-by-country monographs and 11 in-depth international monographs as well as five volumes of case law and five volumes of reprinted legislation, it is by far the most comprehensive work of its kind in existence. Each national monograph, written by one or more experts in the field from the country under discussion, consists of:

  • introductory material including vital statistics, political system, and social values;
  • a historical background note;
  • sources of the state's labour law; and
  • the traditional role of its institutions in industrial relations.

Both individual and collective labour relations are covered. International monographs deal with standards set by prominent international organizations such as the Arab Labour Organization, the Council of Europe, the International Labour Organization, the European Community and the OECD, as well as the role of labour law in the work of significant regional organizations. The case law volumes contain relevant international and regional jurisprudence, with background notes that provide information on the makeup of the issuing body and the competence and binding effect of its decisions. The work offers factual information and practical insight into both the technical legal and day-to-day aspects of labour relations. It also covers developing trends in the relationship between management and labour. As a result of its breadth of coverage and clear, logical format, the reader gains access to a broad base of information in a single, easy-to-use resource.

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• Andean Common Market, by Héctor Maldonado Lira, Luis Aparicio Valdez, Anna Vilela Espinosa.

• Arab Labour Organization, by Dr.A. Boudahrain

• Council Of Europe, by Dr. H. Wiebringhaus

• European Labour Law, by Prof. Dr. R. Blanpain and Prof. Dr. C. Engels

• The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC),
by Lance Compa

• Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, by Prof. Dr. R. Blanpain, H. Günter and Dr. R. Smith

• International Employers’ Organizations, by J.-J. Oechslin and J.-F. Retournard

• International Labour Law, by Prof. N. Valticos and Prof. G. von Potobsky

• The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, by Mr. P. Tergeist

• International Trade Union Movement, by Prof. J.P. Windmuller

NATIONAL MONOGRAPHS: Each country covers the following topics:

Part I. The Individual Employment Relation 1. Definition and concepts 2. Rights and duties of the parties during the employment 3. Working time, annual vacations, holidays (including overtime and Sunday duty) 4. Remuneration and benefits (minimum wages; various protective measures) 5. Incapacity to work (illness, accidents at work, military service) 6. Job security 7. Protection of certain categories of workers, protection against discrimination in employment 8. Covenants of non-competition 9. Inventions by employees 10. Settlement of disputes

Part II. Collective Labour Relations 1. Trade union freedom 2. Trade unions and employers' associations 3. Institutionalized relations between employers and employees 4. Collective bargaining 5. Strikes, lock-outs and other legal forms of industrial action 6. Settlement of industrial disputes a protection of vital needs.


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