Modern Labor Law in the Private and Public Sectors

Cases and Materials

Author: Seth D. Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781632849632

Category: Labor laws and legislation

Page: 1326

View: 5764

This casebook presents a truly modern approach to labor law in the United States. It incorporates two modern trends in labor law: the shift of union density from the private-sector to the public-sector and the growth of organizing outside the NLRA process. This book incorporates both these modern trends, so that students entering the practice of labor law will understand what they are likely to encounter. The new edition updates the content to reflect the changes in public-sector labor laws in several states and the new debates over policy.

Worker Rights and Labor Standards in Asia’s Four New Tigers

A Comparative Perspective

Author: Marvin J. Levine

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0585346496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 476

View: 2156

As China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia become world economic powers, questions arise regarding the fate of workers in these countries. This book examines the difficult road traveled by human rights movements in these nations when trying to create independent labor organizations free from governmental interference. The in-depth treatment includes: a worker's rights/labor standards model individumental interference comprehensive data tables on many aspects of the labor struggle ally crafted for each of these nations comprehensive data tables on many aspects of the labor struggle China's problems as it moves from complete state economic control to a modified form of capitalism.

Public Expenditure Policies in Southeast Europe

Author: Ivailo V. Izvorski,Satu Kahkonen

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821374511

Category: Political Science

Page: 120

View: 4480

The countries of Southeast Europe have undergone a significant transition over the past decade. Helped by macroeconomic stabilization and efforts in advancing structural reforms, real GDP growth has picked up this century. Fiscal adjustment has been an integral part of the transition. Expenditure cuts have helped trim spending relative to GDP in most countries in the region and cut fiscal deficits everywhere except in Serbia. Progress in fiscal consolidation has been substantial, but in several of the countries the government's presence in the economy remains oversized. Costs related to advancing EU integration and completing reforms are expected to generate further pressures for public spending. Creating the fiscal space for addressing such pressures would require a further reduction in existing spending, given that there is still scope for increasing tax rates. The report identifies key remaining challenges and proposes a menu of options in further reforms in sectors that account for the largest shares of public spending, and where reforms are likely to have significant budgetary implications. The sectors discussed in the report are social protection, health, education, public administration, and infrastructure.

Managing Human Resources in the Middle-East

Author: Pawan S. Budhwar,Kamel Mellahi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134271913

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 3387

Managing Human Resources in the Middle East provides the reader with an understanding of the dynamics of HRM in this important region. Systematic analysis highlights the main factors and variables dictating HRM policies and practices within each country. Diverse and unique cultural, institutional and business environment factors which play a significant role in determining HRM systems in the region are also elaborated upon. The text moves from a general overview of HRM in the Middle-East to an exploration of the current status, role and strategic importance of the HR function in a wide-range of country-specific chapters, before highlighting the emerging HRM models and future challenges for research, policy and practice. This text is invaluable reading for academics, students and practitioners alike.

Labor and the Growth Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821333433

Category: Social Science

Page: 29

View: 8696

Annotation Reviews labor market outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa and analyzes what is required to spur economic growth through increased efficiency of physical and human capital. "World Development Report 1995: Workers in an Integrating World" examines ways of improving labor outcomes in low- and middle-income economies. This regional perspective focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa in relation to the four areas in need of labor policy reform that were identified in the Report: development strategy, international integration, labor market interventions, and transformation to greater market orientation. The paper reviews labor market outcomes in the region and analyzes what is required to achieve economic growth through increased efficiency of physical and human capital. It examines Africa's role in the world economy and why greater integration is essential to the region. It also discusses labor policies and how workers in the region are affected by the transition to open development strategies. The prospects for the region's growing labor force are briefly reviewed.

The SAGE Handbook of Modern Japanese Studies

Author: James D Babb

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412962358

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

View: 9651

"A welcome addition to any reading list for those interested in contemporary Japanese society." - Roger Goodman, Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Society, University of Oxford "I know no better book for an accessible and up-to-date introduction to this complex subject than The SAGE Handbook of Modern Japan Studies." - Hiroko Takeda, Associate Professor, Organization for Global Japanese Studies, University of Tokyo "Pioneering and nuanced in analysis, yet highly accessible and engaging in style." - Yoshio Sugimoto, Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University The SAGE Handbook of Modern Japanese Studies includes outstanding contributions from a diverse group of leading academics from across the globe. This volume is designed to serve as a major interdisciplinary reference work and a seminal text, both rigorous and accessible, to assist students and scholars in understanding one of the major nations of the world. James D. Babb is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University.

Modern Labor Economics

Theory and Public Policy

Author: Ronald G. Ehrenberg,Robert Stewart Smith

Publisher: Addison Wesley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 587

View: 9270

Surveying the field of labor economics, this textbook showcases both current and classic research. The authors develop the modern theory of labor market behavior, summarize empirical evidence supporting or contradicting each hypothesis and illustrate the usefulness of various theories for public policy analysis. In addition to the policy examples included in the narrative, the text offers two or more cases per chapter that illustrate the application of theory in a non-traditional, business, historical or cross-cultural context. This 8th edition provides updated coverage and references as well as many new boxed policy examples and end-of-chapter numerical problems.

Employment and Labor Law

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1619067811

Category: Education

Page: 40

View: 2528

Facts101 is your complete guide to Employment and Labor Law. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Public Personnel Administration and Constitutional Values

Author: Yong S. Lee

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780899306100

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 167

View: 4444

Several Supreme Court battles during the Warren-Burger era finally brought public sector employees under constitutional protection, setting forth a new legal framework for personnel management. The new framework requires administrators to manage personnel foremost in compliance with the established constitutional principles without necessarily sacrificing efficiency. This non-technical book provides, for the first time, a comprehensive review of case laws principles that are central to today's personnel management and decision-making: procedural due process, First Amendment freedoms, equal protection of the laws with respect to anti-discrimination, affirmative action, and compensation, and governmental and official liability.

Public Human Resource Management

Strategies and Practices in the 21st Century

Author: R. Paul Battaglio Jr.

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 148332219X

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 9222

Public Human Resource Management: Strategies and Practices in the 21st Century offers a novel take on public human resource management (PHRM) by providing practical guidance for practitioners operating in a drastically reformed HR environment. Author R. Paul Battaglio assesses how the traditional practice of public HR has changed—and not necessarily for the better--by looking at new material on human resource information systems, managing motivation in the public sector, and public HR management education (a topic rarely found in contemporary PHRM texts). Public Human Resource Management is an essential guide to managing and navigating the challenges and opportunities posed in the changing landscape of HR reform.

Labor and Economic Reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821333488

Category: Amérique latine - Politique économique

Page: 28

View: 1100

Over the past decade, most countries in the Latin America and Caribbean Region have stabilized their economies and lowered barriers to international trade. Many of the policies aimed at reducing poverty and tackling inequality in the 1960-1980 period were well intentioned, but the region made little or no progress in improving income distribution. With the recent shift toward market orientation and openness to international trade, these countries will need a new approach to labor policy as well as different instruments for addressing income distribution goals. This report gives special attention to four areas of labor policy: 1) change from direct government intervention in wage determination and strict seniority rules to a system that rewards effort, high productivity, and good management within a framework that relies on voluntary negotiation of working conditions between workers and firms; 2) replacement of job security legislation by a more effective mechanism that protects workers when they change jobs; 3) careful design of mandatory contributions to social security and other programs in order to minimize the distortionary effect of labor taxes; and 4) redirecting of government subsidies for training and education to the demand side and targeting to those who cannot afford to pay.

Capacity-building in Selected Least Developed Countries

The African Lusophone Countries

Author: United Nations. Division for Public Economics and Public Administration

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211231397

Category: Africa, Portuguese-speaking

Page: 16

View: 8915

The public sector of the African Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) countries is beset by a variety of shortcomings that impairs its capacity to design , manage, monitor and oversee the development tasks it faces. This publication arose from a seminar held in Brazil in November 1998, the objective of which was to undertake a needs assessment of these countries and identify perspectives of programmes/projects to be formulated and supported by the international community. The report concludes with an extensive list of recommendations.

Witchcraft and Welfare

Spiritual Capital and the Business of Magic in Modern Puerto Rico

Author: Raquel Romberg

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292774605

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

View: 9198

Persecuted as evil during colonial times, considered charlatans during the nation-building era, Puerto Rican brujos (witch-healers) today have become spiritual entrepreneurs who advise their clients not only in consultation with the spirits but also in compliance with state laws and new economic opportunities. Combining trance, dance, magic, and healing practices with expertise in the workings of the modern welfare state, they help lawyers win custody suits, sick employees resolve labor disability claims, single mothers apply for government housing, or corporation managers maximize their commercial skills. Drawing on extensive fieldwork among practicing brujos, this book presents a masterful history and ethnography of Puerto Rican brujería (witch-healing). Raquel Romberg explores how brujería emerged from a blending of popular Catholicism, Afro-Latin religions, French Spiritism, and folk Protestantism and also looks at how it has adapted to changes in state policies and responded to global flows of ideas and commodities. She demonstrates that, far from being an exotic or marginal practice in the modern world, brujería has become an invisible yet active partner of consumerism and welfare capitalism.

Unprotected Labor

Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940

Author: Vanessa H. May

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807877905

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 3216

Through an analysis of women's reform, domestic worker activism, and cultural values attached to public and private space, Vanessa May explains how and why domestic workers, the largest category of working women before 1940, were excluded from labor protections that formed the foundation of the welfare state. Looking at the debate over domestic service from both sides of the class divide, Unprotected Labor assesses middle-class women's reform programs as well as household workers' efforts to determine their own working conditions. May argues that working-class women sought to define the middle-class home as a workplace even as employers and reformers regarded the home as private space. The result was that labor reformers left domestic workers out of labor protections that covered other women workers in New York between the late nineteenth century and the New Deal. By recovering the history of domestic workers as activists in the debate over labor legislation, May challenges depictions of domestics as passive workers and reformers as selfless advocates of working women. Unprotected Labor illuminates how the domestic-service debate turned the middle-class home inside out, making private problems public and bringing concerns like labor conflict and government regulation into the middle-class home.

Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Africa 2009

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 055713224X

Category: Business enterprises, Foreign

Page: 652

View: 8479

2009 Edition - Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Africa 2009, with nearly 700 pages, provides a survey of the requirements for doing business and investing in Africa. The reports are prepared by local business practitioners and offer practical insights into issues relating to selection of form for doing business, incentives, taxation, labor and employment, liabilities, and dispute resolution. The publication is replaced by an updated volume annually. Purchase of print version includes 24/7 online access, provided when purchaser submits proof of purchase to Yorkhill Law Publishing. A 10% discount applies to a subscription for next year's update. A 25% discount applies to a subscription for three years of updates. Discounts are applied after purchase by rebate from publisher.

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND LABOUR MANAGEMENT OF BANGLADESH

Author: IQBAL AHMAD

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426996527

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 594

View: 5426

The purpose of this book is to provide a general introduction of Industrial Relations with a critical analysis of Cox model of Industrial Relations and Trade Union Movement of Bangladesh. Now days in Bangladesh both public and private universities are teaching Industrial Relations as one of the major subjects of MBA and BBA program. This book will serve the academic purpose as well as to appeal to the largest possible readership and professional In Bangladesh mangers, supervisor and trade unionists confronting each other every day without understanding the process they are engaged. This book should also be useful to the public and specialist groups like teachers.

Policing and War in Europe

Author: Louis A. Knafla

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313310126

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 8879

Knafla brings together major young and senior historians to explore common problems and issues that emerge from the cross-examination of policing and warring in modern European society. The volume demonstrates as a whole that the work of police in our communities is affected decisively by the internal and external policies of the nation state.

Policy Studies Review Annual

Author: Ray C. Rist

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412831024

Category: Political Science

Page: 700

View: 6476

Presenting outstanding, carefully selected research and analysis in the evolving field of policy studies, this series provides a selection of the finest policy writing available. Distinguished contributors explore decisionmaking and policy orientations in a wide variety of areas, including social welfare, education, policy implementation, civil liberties, economic regulation, foreign policy, federal funding, the environment, and public health care. Policy Studies Review Annual is a valuable reference for social scientists, legislators, policy makers, and professionals and students concerned with the policy decision process. Contributors (Volume VII--partial list): POLICY RESEARCH/POLICY PERSPECTIVES: I.L. Horowitz, J.J. Richardson, A.G. Jordan, H. Stein, R. Nathan; EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING: R.B. Ripley, G.A. Franklin, J. Bovard, R.C. Rist, R. Taggart; HEALTH POLICY: L. Wyszewianski, J. Wheller, A. Donabedian, P.P. Bu-detti, J. Butler, P. McManus, D. Rosner, D. Gikhrist, S.P. Schinke, R.M. Hessler, A.C. Twaddle; SOCIAL SECURITY POLICY: N. Keyfitz, M.D. Levy, H. Mosley; URBAN POLICY: J.M. Goering, C.J. Orlebeke, P. Marcuse, P. Medoff, A. Pereira; EDUCATION POLICY: B.C. Rabe, P.E. Peterson, O.K. Cohen, S. Pogrow, H.M. Levin; ENERGY POLICY: G.A. Daneke, J.D. Roessner, M.D. Reagan; INDUSTRIAL POLICY: D. McKay, A. Etzioni, J. Hills.