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Self‐Employment and the Regulation of the Employment Relationship: From Equal Treatment to Effective Protection

Leah F. Vosko

in Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574810
eISBN:
9780191722080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574810.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, HRM / IR

This chapter examines responses to the destabilization of the employment relationship and labour market insecurities coming in its train. The regulation of principal focus is the ILO Recommendation ... More


Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

Leah F. Vosko

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574810
eISBN:
9780191722080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574810.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, HRM / IR

This book seeks to understand the precarious margins of late‐capitalist labour markets. Its point of departure is the prevailing view that the full‐time continuous job or the standard employment ... More


Regulating Temporary Employment: Equal Treatment, Qualified

Leah F. Vosko

in Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574810
eISBN:
9780191722080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574810.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, HRM / IR

This chapter analyses contemporary regulations addressing precariousness in forms of employment diverging from the SER's central pillar of continuous employment. The analysis centres on the 1999 EU ... More


Constructing and Consolidating the Standard Employment Relationship in International Labour Regulation

Leah F. Vosko

in Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574810
eISBN:
9780191722080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574810.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, HRM / IR

This chapter traces the evolution of the SER as the baseline of international labour regulation in the interwar and post‐World War II periods. It reviews the SER's central pillars—the bilateral ... More


The Partial Eclipse of the SER and the Dynamics of SER‐Centrism in International Labour Regulations

Leah F. Vosko

in Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574810
eISBN:
9780191722080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574810.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, HRM / IR

This chapter initiates the book's statistical portrait of employment trends in industrialized contexts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. This portrait illustrates the slow erosion of ... More


The Employment Relationship

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:
10.1093/0198294220.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The employment relationship is flexible because it is open‐ended or ‘incomplete’, but no workers would agree to be become employees unless there were some agreement over the limits to which managers ... More


Definition and Personal Structure

MARK R. FREEDLAND FBA

in The Personal Employment Contract

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298631
eISBN:
9780191719400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298631.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter begins with an analysis of how employment law came to be organized around the category of the contract of employment, to which a false unity was attributed. It explains how the contract ... More


The marketization of the employment relationship?

Patrick McGovern, Stephen Hill, Colin Mills, and Michael White

in Market, Class, and Employment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213375
eISBN:
9780191695865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213375.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

A brief review of the literature from the UK is given to show how the idea of an increasingly market-driven employment relationship has been taken up. Evidence relating to four areas of the ... More


‘The Employee’ and ‘the Worker’: The Fragmented Expansion of UK Labour Law

Deirdre McCann

in Regulating Flexible Work

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199218790
eISBN:
9780191711787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218790.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

The chapter is centred on categories of workers that are not captured by the dominant legal conceptualization of the employment relationship. It traces the embodiment of this model in statutory ... More


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

David Marsden

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294221
eISBN:
9780191596612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294220.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

‘A theory of Employment Systems’ explains why there are such great international differences in the way employment relations are organized within the firm. It takes account of the growing evidence of ... More


The changing economy of work

Patrick McGovern, Stephen Hill, Colin Mills, and Michael White

in Market, Class, and Employment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213375
eISBN:
9780191695865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213375.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

It is reported that a new economy may be developing, which at present is unevenly distributed across economic sectors. The current ideas about the supposed emergence of a new economy of work are ... More


Non-Standard Work, Flexibility, and United Kingdom Labour Law

Deirdre McCann

in Regulating Flexible Work

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199218790
eISBN:
9780191711787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218790.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter elaborates the concepts that are central to the remainder of the book, namely ‘non-standard work’ and ‘labour market flexibility’. It delineates the ‘standard’ employment relationship ... More


Conclusion: Redrawing Boundaries, Reflecting on Practice and Policy

Damian Grimshaw, Mick Marchington, Jill Rubery, and Hugh Willmott

in Fragmenting Work: Blurring Organizational Boundaries and Disordering Hierarchies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262236
eISBN:
9780191698859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262236.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter draws together the main threads of the book. The focus has been upon the development and operation of inter-organizational relationships in the context of broader institutional changes, ... More


The Legal Analysis of Personal Work Relations – Boundaries, Paradigms, and Legal Formats

Mark R. Freedland and Nicola Kountouris

in The Legal Construction of Personal Work Relations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199551750
eISBN:
9780191731013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551750.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter begins by discussing labour law and its ‘relational’ scope in a number of different legal systems. It then analyses the notion of the ‘personal work relation’ as the domain of labour ... More


Pay and Incentives

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:
10.1093/0198294220.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Following the logic of the employment relationship, workers are paid for making their labour available to the employer as much as for the amount of effort expended. Hence, the ‘price of labour’ is ... More


The Origins of the Contract of Employment

Simon Deakin and Frank Wilkinson

in The Law of the Labour Market: Industrialization, Employment, and Legal Evolution

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198152811
eISBN:
9780191673153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152811.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter discusses the historical development of the body of law concerned with defining and constituting the employment relationship. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 2 outlines the ... More


Inequality at work

Patrick McGovern, Stephen Hill, Colin Mills, and Michael White

in Market, Class, and Employment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213375
eISBN:
9780191695865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213375.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter discusses the work of Sorensen and Russell regarding the changing employment relationship. Both claim that traditional class-based forms of social inequality have either attenuated or ... More


Representation, participation, and individualism

Patrick McGovern, Stephen Hill, Colin Mills, and Michael White

in Market, Class, and Employment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213375
eISBN:
9780191695865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213375.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter examines data on employee representation, participation, and individualism. It specifically evaluates whether recent developments in representation and participation correspond with the ... More


Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work: A Critical Evaluation of Theory and Research

Neil Conway and Rob B. Briner

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280643
eISBN:
9780191700125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280643.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This book is the first to provide a comprehensive and critical overview of what is now the major way of trying to understand the employment relationship — the concept of the psychological contract. ... More


Change and Reform in the American Workplace

Brian Towers

in The Representation Gap: Change and Reform in the British and American Workplace

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289463
eISBN:
9780191684715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289463.003.0057
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

Over the past forty years, the regulation of employment relationship in the USA has experienced profound modifications that can be observed on two different levels. For one, the role of both ... More


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