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Labour Law



Part of Law in Context

  • Date Published: September 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107608863

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  • Building on their successful cases and materials book, Collins, Ewing and McColgan present an entirely restructured and freshly written new textbook on employment law. Comprehensive and engaging, it combines detailed analysis and commentary on the law with short contextual extracts to fully equip the labour law student. Carefully balancing clear exposition of legal principles with critical and scholarly analysis, this is the definitive textbook on the subject written by the UK's foremost employment law scholars. The book's 20-part structure maps logically onto either a full or half module employment law course. Chapter introductions and conclusions and an uncluttered text design carefully guide the student through the material. Innovative case studies show the law 'in action' and discussion of the globalised workplace gives the work a contemporary feel. Put simply, this is required reading for all students of the subject.

    • Definitive account of the subject by the UK's foremost employment law scholars
    • Comprehensive text and integrated materials fully equip the student
    • Clear 20-chapter structure maps onto either the full or half employment law module
    • Case studies illustrating employment law 'in action' ensure full engagement and understanding
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Collins, Ewing, and McColgan's Labour Law provides one of the finest examples of a research-led teaching manual. Its users will no doubt emerge with an authoritative, rich, and critical understanding of English labour law, and fully appreciate the development of this multifaceted legal discipline in the broader European and international context. 'Labour law' at its best.' Dr Nicola Countouris, University College London

    'Comprehensive and well-written; this text makes all aspects of employment law accessible. Both students and teachers should find it informative and useful for employment law courses.' Dr Jessica Guth, Bradford University Law School

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107608863
    • length: 980 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 174 x 45 mm
    • weight: 1.9kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Nature and sources of labour law
    2. Globalisation and labour law
    Part II. The Contract of Employment:
    3. Terms of the contract of employment
    4. Authority and implied obligations
    5. Flexibility and precarious work
    6. The personal scope of labour law
    Part III. Statutory Regulation of the Employment Relationship:
    7. Wages
    8. Working time
    9. Equality
    10. Work/life balance
    11. Civil liberties at work
    Part IV. Collective Labour Rights:
    12. Freedom of association and the right to organise
    13. Freedom of association and trade union autonomy
    14. The right to bargain collectively
    15. The right to be informed and consulted
    16. Collective action and the right to strike
    17. Liability for collective action
    Part V. Termination of Employment:
    18. Wrongful dismissal
    19. Unfair dismissal
    20. Economic dismissal.

  • Authors

    Hugh Collins, London School of Economics and Political Science
    Hugh Collins is Professor of English Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

    K. D. Ewing, King's College London
    K. D. Ewing is Professor of Public Law at King's College London.

    Aileen McColgan, King's College London
    Aileen McColgan is Professor of Human Rights Law at King's College London.

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