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 Employee Issues

Dr. Ben S. Branch, Hugh M. Ray, and Robin Russell

in Last Rights: Liquidating a Company

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195306989
eISBN:
9780199783762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306989.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter outlines the plethora of employee issues with which a liquidator must deal, not the least of which concern unions and labor relations. Retention and compensation of key management and ... More


Wider Dimensions of Unions' Presence

Tito Boeri, Agar Brugiavini, Lars Calmfors, Alison Booth, Michael Burda, Daniele Checchi, Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Richard Freeman, Pietro Garibaldi, Bertil Holmlund, Robin Naylor, Martin Schludi, Thierry Verdier, and Jelle Visser

in The Role of Unions in the Twenty-first Century: A Report for the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246588
eISBN:
9780191596001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246580.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

An analysis of union presence focusing only on union membership can be misleading, particularly so for European countries. Ch. 4 examines wider issues of union presence, including forms of bargaining ... More


The Coverage of Collective Bargaining

Franz Traxler, Sabine Blaschke, and Bernhard Kittel

in National Labour Relations in Internationalized Markets: A Comparative Study of Institutions, Change and Performance

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295549
eISBN:
9780191685132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295549.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Political Economy

According to Traxler (1994), the coverage rate of collective agreements is the most important indicator in determining the degree of organization or disorganization of labour markets. As fewer ... More


Classification Rules and the Consolidation of Employment Systems

David Marsden

in A Theory of Employment Systems: Micro-Foundations of Societal Diversity

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294221
eISBN:
9780191596612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294220.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The institutionalization of work rules into employment systems arises by their incorporation into job classification systems. The ‘atomistic’ view by which simple tasks are aggregated into job ... More


Diffusion and Predominance of Employment Rules

David Marsden

in A Theory of Employment Systems: Micro-Foundations of Societal Diversity

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294221
eISBN:
9780191596612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294220.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The diffusion of employment rules is analysed as an evolutionarily stable strategy. The primary mechanism is that once a particular rule begins to dominate in a sector, it makes sense for others to ... More


The Netherlands: Adapting a Multipillar Pension System to Demographic and Economic Change

Karen M. Anderson

in The Varieties of Pension Governance: Pension Privatization in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586028
eISBN:
9780191725586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586028.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The Netherlands departed from the Bismarckian social insurance tradition by combining flat-rate public basic pensions with quasi-mandatory, funded occupational pensions with near universal coverage. ... More


Losing Power in the Networked Firm

Virginia Doellgast

in Disintegrating Democracy at Work: Labor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450471
eISBN:
9780801463976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450471.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines organizational restructuring in major telecommunications firms or corporate groups, along with their implications for employees working across networked call centers. ... More


The Social Dialogue as a Source of EU Legal Acts—Past Performance and Future Perspectives

Aukje A.H. van Hoek

in EU Legal Acts: Challenges and Transformations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198817468
eISBN:
9780191859120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817468.003.0006
Subject:
Law, EU Law

EU law recognizes the regulatory role of social partners—the bodies representing management and labour—but provides neither a legal nor a fully developed conceptual framework. An output analysis of ... More


A fragile triangle: collective bargaining systems, trade unions and the state in the EU

Steffen Lehndorff

in The Changing Politics and Policy of Austerity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781447359517
eISBN:
9781447359548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447359517.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The weakening of collective bargaining systems has been one of the top priorities within the so-called “new economic governance” at EU level over the past decade. Based on the Stability and Growth ... More


What Transfers?

Charles Wynn-Evans

in The Law of TUPE Transfers

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192843517
eISBN:
9780191926136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192843517.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter addresses what rights entitlements and obligations are—and are not—inherited by the transferee on a transfer of an undertaking falling within the scope of TUPE. In relation to individual ... More


Austerity, Resistance and the Labour Movement

Helen Blakely and Steve Davies

in Working in the Context of Austerity: Challenges and Struggles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529208672
eISBN:
9781529208719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529208672.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter begins with a brief outline of the challenges faced by unions in the context of austerity. It then draws on interviews undertaken as part of a research study carried out with UNI Global ... More


Human Rights and the Struggle to Define Hazards

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter reviews Anglo-American labor history to illustrate that the right to refuse unsafe work has been a struggle to decide who is empowered to define it. The right to refuse was protected as ... More


Getting Organized: Countering Termination without Just Cause through Certification

Leah F. Vosko

in Disrupting Deportability: Transnational Workers Organize

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742132
eISBN:
9781501742156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742132.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter details the attempts of the union representing Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) employees at Sidhu & Sons to organize, gain certification, and secure a first collective ... More


Part-time work in Danish private services: a (mis)match between wage flexibility and living hours

Trine P. Larsen, Anna Ilsøe, and Jonas Felbo-Kolding

in Dualisation of Part-Time Work: The Development of Labour Market Insiders and Outsiders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447348603
eISBN:
9781447348658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348603.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explores how the institutional framework for working time and wage regulation affects the prevalence of marginal part-time employment (less than 15 working hours per week) and its ... More


The Power to Dismiss: Trade Unions and the Regulation of Job Security in Western Europe

Patrick Emmenegger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198709237
eISBN:
9780191782732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709237.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book analyses the historical development of job security regulations in Western Europe from the establishment of freedom of contract in the nineteenth century until the heyday of two-tier labour ... More


The Spanish Productivity Puzzle

Laura Hospido and Eva Moreno-Galbis

in Productivity Puzzles Across Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198786160
eISBN:
9780191827860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786160.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

While Spain has traditionally underperformed compared to its European neighbours in terms of labour productivity, this trend reverses after 2007. Part of the explanation for this reversal is likely ... More


Setting Up a Regulatory Regime

Patrick Emmenegger

in The Power to Dismiss: Trade Unions and the Regulation of Job Security in Western Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198709237
eISBN:
9780191782732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709237.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyses the historical development of job security regulations in Western Europe from the late nineteenth century until the years immediately following World War 2. It makes three key ... More


The Content of Contracts of Employment—Terms Incorporated from Collective Agreements or from Other Sources

Astrid Sanders

in The Contract of Employment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198783169
eISBN:
9780191826191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783169.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter considers how and when external or additional sources become incorporated into the contract of employment. The focus is on three main sources: collective agreements made through trade ... More


Reconciling Openness and High Labour Standards?: Sweden’s Attempts to Regulate Labour Migration and Trade in Services

Samuel Engblom

in Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198714101
eISBN:
9780191782657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714101.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Employment Law

This chapter examines Sweden’s openness to labour migration from outside the EU (since reforms in 2008), inside the EU (Eastern enlargement), and the impact of EU law on the posting of workers, in ... More


Faculty Contracts

Julee T. Flood and Terry L. Leap

in Managing Risk in High-Stakes Faculty Employment Decisions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501728952
eISBN:
9781501728969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501728952.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

The basics of the employment relationship and the job security hierarchy are explained along with the major elements of contract law. Contracts may or may not include only the "four corners" of a ... More


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