With the forces of globalization as a backdrop, this pathbreaking casebook develops labor and employment law in the context of the national laws of nine countries important to the global economy -- U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, China, Japan and India. National materials are contextualized by coverage of international labor standards promulgated by the International Labor Organization, as well as the principles that emerge from two regional trade arrangements -- the North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union -- and TNC's self-regulatory efforts. Instructor resources include an extensive teachers' manual, powerpoint slides, and a website providing updates in this broad and fast-moving subject.
'… this book provides a good overview of different systems of labour regulation in a variety of countries … as an introduction to the 'global workplace' and its regulation, this book exceeds expectations.' European Journal of International Law
1. The study of international and comparative employment law; 2. The international labor organization and international labor standards; 3. The United States; 4. Canadian labor and employment law; 5. Mexican employment law; 6. The regulatory approach of the North American Free Trade Agreement; 7. The European Union; 8. The United Kingdom; 9. German labor and employment law; 10. France; 11. China; 12. Japan; 13. India; 14. Pursuing international labor standards in US courts and through global codes of conduct.