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IEL Labour Law and Industrial Relations Contents

The International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL) Labour Law and Industrial Relations includes information in book-length form written in English for 70 countries.  The monographs are written by legal academics and/or practitioners with expertise in labor law and industrial relations for those countries.  The monographs enable comparative research in labor law and industrial relations.  These monographs include a general introduction on labor law and industrial relations followed by specialized chapters.  A more detailed Table of Contents follows:

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
Selected Bibliography.

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