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Labour Law and Industrial Relations

International Encyclopaedia for Labour Law and Industrial Relations

Edited by Prof. Frank Hendrickx

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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 harmonisation of labour law and standards worldwide. With 59 detailed country-by-country monographs and eight in-depth international monographs (with more in preparation) 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.

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, as well as a historical background note. It also covers 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 organisations such as the Arab Labour Organisation, the Council of Europe, the International Labour Organisation, the European Community and the OECD, as well as the role of labour law in the work of significant regional organisations.

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 legislative volumes provide English translations of the important labour and industrial relations laws of over twenty nations.

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.


  • Last modified 09-12-2016