The Legal Construction of Personal Work Relations

Hardcover | December 21, 2011

byMark Freedland, Nicola Kountouris

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This book explores the conceptual framework of European employment law, focusing on understanding the law's construction of employment relationships. The book draws on extensive comparative research of the legal architecture of employment relations in national legal systems and EU law toanalyse the traditional model of the contract of employment and the difficulties of using the traditional model to frame modern working relationships.The authors then present a new model of the foundations of employment relationships, based on the concept of a personal work nexus, and explore the potential of their model to shape the future development of employment law.Throughout the book, the authors analyse the interaction of domestic and EU employment law, and discuss the possibility of future legal harmonisation in the area. They conclude by exploring the potential for a common frame of reference for European employment law, in the context of broader debatessurrounding the harmonisation of European private law.

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This book explores the conceptual framework of European employment law, focusing on understanding the law's construction of employment relationships. The book draws on extensive comparative research of the legal architecture of employment relations in national legal systems and EU law toanalyse the traditional model of the contract of...

Mark Freedland is Professor of Employment Law in the University of Oxford where he engages in teaching research and writing in the fields of Labour or Employment Law and Public Law both in the Law Faculty and as a Fellow and Law Tutor of St John's College. A graduate of University College London, he has been teaching in Oxford since ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:December 21, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199551758

ISBN - 13:9780199551750

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Introduction: From The Contract of Employment to the Personal Work Relation in English and European LawPart I: The Legal Analysis of Personal Work Relations1. Boundaries, Paradigms and Legal Formats2. The Legal Analysis of Personal Work Relations - A European Comparative ApproachPart II: The Personal Work Relation as a Contract3. The Legal Construction of Personal Work Relations as Contracts4. The Formation and Structure of Contracts of Employment5. The Content and Performance of Contracts of Employment6. The Termination and Transformation of Contracts of Employment7. Personal Work Contracts beyond the Contract of EmploymentPart III: The Personal Work Relation as a Legal Nexus8. The Personal Work Relation and the Personal Work Nexus9. The Personal Work Relation In Secure, Autonomous And Precarious Work RelationsPart IV: The Personal Work Relation in European Law10. Conclusion: Towards a Common Frame of Reference for the European Law of Personal Work Relations