From Widgets to Digits: Employment Regulation for the Changing Workplace / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Although existing labor and employment laws were built on the assumption of long-term, stable relationships between employees and firms, this book explores the changing nature of the employment relationship and its implications for labor and employment law. The current challenge of labor regulations is to find a means to provide workers with continuity in wages, ongoing training opportunities, sustainable and transferable skills, unambiguous ownership of their human capital, portable benefits, and support structures to enable them to weather career transitions.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
Table of ContentsIntroduction; Part I. Labor Relations Regimes of the Past: 1. Artisanal production in the nineteenth century; 2. The labor system of the industrial era; 3. From scientific management to internal labor markets; Part II. The Digital Workplace: 4. The changing nature of employment; 5. The new employment relationship; Part III. Implications of Digital Job Structures for Labor and Employment Law: 6. Implications of the new workplace for labor and employment regulation; 7.Disputes over ownership of human capital; 8. The changing nature of employment discrimination; 9. Unionism in the boundaryless workplace; 10. Re-imagining employee representation; Part IV. Social Justice in the Digital Era: 11. The crisis in benefits and the collapse of the private welfare state; 12. The working rich and the working poor: income inequality in the digital era; Conclusion; Notes; Appendices.