• Employment & labour law
      August 2018

      The Balance between Worker Protection and Employer Powers

      Insights from around the World

      by Editor(s): Nuno Cerejeira Namora, Lourdes Mella Méndez, Duarte Abrunhosa e Sousa, Gonçalo Cerejeira Namora, Eduardo Castro Marques

      This book analyses the most important problems and challenges of the current labour market from the point of view of the balance between the parties of the employment contract. The contributions here are related to various pressing topics, including, for example, the future of work and worker protection on an international level against the strengthening of employers’ powers. In addition, the nature and limits of employers’ power, non-competition contractual clauses and workers’ rights in the face of new communication and information technologies are also discussed. The contributors are drawn from several countries, such as Portugal, Spain, Bolivia, Italy, México and Switzerland.The book will appeal to lawyers, legal experts, human resources experts, economist, judges, academia, and staff from companies and trade unions, and employers’ representation.The volume features insights and contributions in different languages, with chapters in Spanish (12), English (4) and Portuguese (5).

    • Sociology: work & labour
      October 2015

      Work-Life Balance and the Economic Crisis

      Some Insights from the Perspective of Comparative Law (Volume II

      by Editor(s): Lourdes Mella Méndez, Lavinia Serrani

      No one can deny the significance attributed to the issue of reconciling work and private life by contemporary society, the EU and other international organisations. Its relevance is evident in the multifaceted nature of this topic and the need for each party to the employment contract to strike a proper balance between professional and personal responsibilities, based on the assumption that people can successfully harmonise their work with life. Following on from these considerations, this volume provides a detailed analysis of work-life balance and its regulation in a number of EU countries, emphasizing the consequences that the current economic crisis has brought about in this field.

    • Employment & labour law
      November 2014

      Labour Law in Russia

      Recent Developments and New Challenges

      by Editor(s): Vladimir Lebedev, Elena Radevich

      Russia’s transition towards a market economy in the early 1990s called for new approaches to the regulation of employment relations in the post-Soviet period in order to strike a balance between employers’ interests and employees’ rights in changed conditions. The adoption of the Labour Code of the Russian Federation (LC RF) in 2001 contributed to solving the issue only partly, as, in reality, it was passed as a compromise between different political forces, and consists of both provisions which can be implemented in the new context of the market economy and restrictions inherited from the planned economy. The recent and ever-changing socio-economic conditions, and the increasing complexity of the employer-employee relationship, which is a result of both globalization and technological progress, required the further development of Russian employment legislation. This resulted in substantial amendments being made to the original LC RF in 2006, with the majority of its provisions being profoundly revised. Nevertheless, a thorough analysis of the changes currently under way shows that many aspects concerning employment relations have still not been addressed sufficiently. The papers collected in the present volume of the ADAPT Labour Studies Book Series consider the recent developments of the legal regulation of employment relations – as well as some closely related aspects – from a historical and comparative perspective, in order to provide some insights into these issues and to examine current challenges.

    • Employment & labour law
      August 2018

      Digital Work and Personal Data Protection

      Key Issues for the Labour of the 21st Century

      by Editor(s): Nuno Cerejeira Namora, Lourdes Mella Méndez, Duarte Abrunhosa e Sousa, Gonçalo Cerejeira Namora, Eduardo Castro Marques

      This book gathers contributions related to the most pressing problems and challenges that new information and communications technologies (ICT) and digital platforms introduce into the labour market, and the impact they have on the way that people work, their rights and even their health and dignity. In addition, there are also chapters studying personal data protection, which is currently a topic of maximum interest due to the New European Regulation about it.The contributors here are drawn from around the world, with several countries represented, such as Portugal, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Australia and Venezuela. The book will appeal lawyers, legal and human resources experts, economists, judges, academics and staff from trade unions, and employers’ representation.The volume features insights and contributions in different languages, with chapters in Spanish (12), English (6) and Portuguese (4).

    • Employment & labour law
      July 2013

      Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Working

      by Editor(s): Series Editors: Tayo Fashoyin and Michele Tiraboschi; Guest Editors Malcolm Sargeant and Martina Ori

      The papers presented here originated at a wonderful conference held at Middlesex University in London attended by experts on the subject of vulnerable workers and precarious work from all over the world. The aim here is to examine different aspects of these topics, showing the need for developing further research in connection with these areas of study.

    • Employment & labour law
      August 2018

      Health at Work, Ageing and Environmental Effects on Future Social Security and Labour Law Systems

      by Editor(s): Nuno Cerejeira Namora, Lourdes Mella Méndez, Duarte Abrunhosa e Sousa, Gonçalo Cerejeira Namora, Eduardo Castro Marques

      This volume analyses the most important problems and challenges that health, age and the environment introduce in the labour market, and how these factors affect both the way people work and their rights. The contributions here focus on the main challenges for social security systems, lawmakers and trade unions, and provide important solutions to improve workers’ rights and guarantee the viability of public social security systems. Other topics analysed here include dress-codes and whistleblowing in companies. From the labour point of view, workers’ representatives and trade unions must take action in collective bargaining to deal with these topics and adequately protect the workforce.The authors here are drawn from countries such as Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Poland, Brazil and Colombia, providing a global perspective. The book will appeal to lawyers, legal and human resources experts, economists, judges, academics and staff from trade unions and employers’ representation.The volume features insights and contributions in different languages, with chapters in Spanish (13), English (7) and Portuguese (2).

    • Employment & labour law
      July 2013

      Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Working

      by Editor(s): Series Editors: Tayo Fashoyin and Michele Tiraboschi; Guest Editors Malcolm Sargeant and Martina Ori

      The papers presented here originated at a wonderful conference held at Middlesex University in London attended by experts on the subject of vulnerable workers and precarious work from all over the world. The aim here is to examine different aspects of these topics, showing the need for developing further research in connection with these areas of study.

    • Employment & labour law
      November 2014

      Labour Law in Russia

      Recent Developments and New Challenges

      by Editor(s): Vladimir Lebedev, Elena Radevich

      Russia’s transition towards a market economy in the early 1990s called for new approaches to the regulation of employment relations in the post-Soviet period in order to strike a balance between employers’ interests and employees’ rights in changed conditions. The adoption of the Labour Code of the Russian Federation (LC RF) in 2001 contributed to solving the issue only partly, as, in reality, it was passed as a compromise between different political forces, and consists of both provisions which can be implemented in the new context of the market economy and restrictions inherited from the planned economy. The recent and ever-changing socio-economic conditions, and the increasing complexity of the employer-employee relationship, which is a result of both globalization and technological progress, required the further development of Russian employment legislation. This resulted in substantial amendments being made to the original LC RF in 2006, with the majority of its provisions being profoundly revised. Nevertheless, a thorough analysis of the changes currently under way shows that many aspects concerning employment relations have still not been addressed sufficiently. The papers collected in the present volume of the ADAPT Labour Studies Book Series consider the recent developments of the legal regulation of employment relations – as well as some closely related aspects – from a historical and comparative perspective, in order to provide some insights into these issues and to examine current challenges.

    • Sociology: work & labour
      October 2015

      Work-Life Balance and the Economic Crisis

      Some Insights from the Perspective of Comparative Law (Volume II

      by Editor(s): Lourdes Mella Méndez, Lavinia Serrani

      No one can deny the significance attributed to the issue of reconciling work and private life by contemporary society, the EU and other international organisations. Its relevance is evident in the multifaceted nature of this topic and the need for each party to the employment contract to strike a proper balance between professional and personal responsibilities, based on the assumption that people can successfully harmonise their work with life. Following on from these considerations, this volume provides a detailed analysis of work-life balance and its regulation in a number of EU countries, emphasizing the consequences that the current economic crisis has brought about in this field.

    • Employment & labour law
      August 2018

      Digital Work and Personal Data Protection

      Key Issues for the Labour of the 21st Century

      by Editor(s): Nuno Cerejeira Namora, Lourdes Mella Méndez, Duarte Abrunhosa e Sousa, Gonçalo Cerejeira Namora, Eduardo Castro Marques

      This book gathers contributions related to the most pressing problems and challenges that new information and communications technologies (ICT) and digital platforms introduce into the labour market, and the impact they have on the way that people work, their rights and even their health and dignity. In addition, there are also chapters studying personal data protection, which is currently a topic of maximum interest due to the New European Regulation about it.The contributors here are drawn from around the world, with several countries represented, such as Portugal, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Australia and Venezuela. The book will appeal lawyers, legal and human resources experts, economists, judges, academics and staff from trade unions, and employers’ representation.The volume features insights and contributions in different languages, with chapters in Spanish (12), English (6) and Portuguese (4).

    • Employment & labour law
      August 2018

      The Balance between Worker Protection and Employer Powers

      Insights from around the World

      by Editor(s): Nuno Cerejeira Namora, Lourdes Mella Méndez, Duarte Abrunhosa e Sousa, Gonçalo Cerejeira Namora, Eduardo Castro Marques

      This book analyses the most important problems and challenges of the current labour market from the point of view of the balance between the parties of the employment contract. The contributions here are related to various pressing topics, including, for example, the future of work and worker protection on an international level against the strengthening of employers’ powers. In addition, the nature and limits of employers’ power, non-competition contractual clauses and workers’ rights in the face of new communication and information technologies are also discussed. The contributors are drawn from several countries, such as Portugal, Spain, Bolivia, Italy, México and Switzerland.The book will appeal to lawyers, legal experts, human resources experts, economist, judges, academia, and staff from companies and trade unions, and employers’ representation.The volume features insights and contributions in different languages, with chapters in Spanish (12), English (4) and Portuguese (5).

    • Employment & labour law
      August 2018

      Health at Work, Ageing and Environmental Effects on Future Social Security and Labour Law Systems

      by Editor(s): Nuno Cerejeira Namora, Lourdes Mella Méndez, Duarte Abrunhosa e Sousa, Gonçalo Cerejeira Namora, Eduardo Castro Marques

      This volume analyses the most important problems and challenges that health, age and the environment introduce in the labour market, and how these factors affect both the way people work and their rights. The contributions here focus on the main challenges for social security systems, lawmakers and trade unions, and provide important solutions to improve workers’ rights and guarantee the viability of public social security systems. Other topics analysed here include dress-codes and whistleblowing in companies. From the labour point of view, workers’ representatives and trade unions must take action in collective bargaining to deal with these topics and adequately protect the workforce.The authors here are drawn from countries such as Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Poland, Brazil and Colombia, providing a global perspective. The book will appeal to lawyers, legal and human resources experts, economists, judges, academics and staff from trade unions and employers’ representation.The volume features insights and contributions in different languages, with chapters in Spanish (13), English (7) and Portuguese (2).

    • Health & Personal Development
      September 2017

      Factors in Studying Employment for Persons with Disability

      How the Picture can Change

      by Barbara Altman

      The current literature regarding employment among persons with disabilities produces research results dependent on definitions of work disability, the discipline within which research takes places, the model or paradigm of disability in which the research is framed, the methodology and measures used and the cultural context in which employment occurs. This volume seeks to address those factors which have made describing, predicting and examining the work experience of a person with a disability both different and difficult. Contributors examine less frequently anaylzed aspects of employment for persons with disabilities, and offer a variety of approaches to the conceptualization of work, how they differ across cultures, organizations, and types of disability. Topics covered include examination of range of contextual framing of employment for those with disabilities, well-being, the impact of gender, poverty and education and the collection concludes by examining the future of employment developments and trends and the impacts on inclusion of people with disabilities in the paid workforce.

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