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The Global Workplace: International and Comparative Employment Law: Cases and Materials

Front Cover - The Global Workplace: International and Comparative Employment Law: Cases and Materials

Second Edition

Roger Blanpain, Katholieke Univesiteit Leuven, Belgium

Susan Bisom-Rapp, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

William R. Corbett, Louisiana State University

Hilary K. Josephs, Syracuse University

Michael J. Zimmer, Loyola University Chicago

2012. 760 pages. ISBN: 9781454815662. With Teacher's Manual

About the Book

With the forces of globalization as a backdrop, this path-breaking casebook that addresses the cutting-edge comparative study of the labor and employment law of the nine countries that are the major players in the global economy within the overall framework of international labor and employment law.

Sales Features:

  • The first casebook covering both international and comparative labor and employment law and the first to be published in its second edition
  • Authorship – all of the authors are prolific and well known scholars in the most rapidly developing area of labor and employment law and have taught law outside the United States.
  • Conceptual  framework of comparing the national laws dealing with individual and collective employment rights, including antidiscrimination law, and privacy law as well as the systems used to resolve labor and employment disputes all within the context of international labor law
  • Broad conceptual coverage of international labor law found in the International Labour  Organization, NAFTA and other bilateral trade agreements that include labor standards, the European Union and comparison of the laws of the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, China, Japan and India as well as coverage of transnational corporations’ self-regulatory efforts (or codes of conduct) and mechanisms for pursuing international labor standards in U.S. courts
  • Explores the similarities and the differences among these various approaches to the employment relationship that allows students to better understand and evaluate the approach their own country takes as well as helping them to develop a normative approach to labor and employment law. The national legal materials are contextualized with historical and cultural materials. 
  • The Teachers Manual and Website provides extensive assistance for adopters to develop their courses which assistance includes background information establishing the context for the material in the casebook, the answer to questions and problems in the text, additional problems to bolster the approach taken in the text, sample syllabi, exams, PowerPoints and other aids to excellent teaching.