Labour and social regulation

14 Μάιος 2020

Labour and social regulation covers the legal framework and fundamental social rights that regulates industrial relations, employment and social policies across Europe. It includes national, EU and international legislationRead more

Labour and social regulation covers the legal framework and fundamental social rights that regulates industrial relations, employment and social policies across Europe. It includes national, EU and international legislation.  Union labour law has a direct or indirect impact on the normative and functional frameworks of individual and collective labour law systems of the Member States in a relationship of mutual interference and interaction.  Increasingly Union labour laws are also shaped by agreements that the parties voluntarily enter into and by soft law mechanisms.  The reform or modernising of labour law is currently high on the agenda in several Member States.

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Recent updates

The involvement of national social partners in policymaking – 2019

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EU context

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Covers the legal framework that regulates industrial relations and employment across Europe, including EU legislation and the fundamental labour standards that need to be taken into account.

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Covers the legal framework that regulates industrial relations and employment across Europe, including EU legislation and the fundamental labour standards that need to be taken into account.

Legislation is crucial in shaping how Europeans work and live. It is the basis for ensuring better working conditions, equitable labour relations, and equal opportunities for all citizens.

 

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Research

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Eurofound has monitored legislative developments in industrial relations, working conditions and restructuring in Europe over time and from a comparative perspective across the Member StateRead more

Eurofound has monitored legislative developments in industrial relations, working conditions and restructuring in Europe over time and from a comparative perspective across the Member States. The Agency’s work in this area seeks to assist decision-makers in better understanding the legal framework for creating policy. It has also put resources in place to assist audiences in understanding the sometimes complex and difficult terminology used.

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Publications & data

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The sections below provide access to a range of publications, data and ongoing work on this topic. 

  • Publications (908)
  • Ongoing work (1)

Eurofound publications come in a variety of formats, including reports, policy briefs, blogs, articles and presentations. 

Can short-time working save jobs during the COVID-19 crisis?

Ιστολόγιο 05 Μάιος 2020

Improving the monitoring of posted workers in the EU

Publication 20 Ιανουάριος 2020

Casual work: Characteristics and implications

Publication 20 Δεκέμβριος 2019

Working time in 2017–2018

Publication 03 Οκτώβριος 2019

Annual review of working life 2018

Publication 02 Οκτώβριος 2019

Member States still getting to grips with the single labour market

Ιστολόγιο 17 Ιούλιος 2019

Minimum wages in 2019 - Annual review

Publication 04 Ιούνιος 2019

Ongoing work

Research continues in this topic on a variety of themes, which are outlined below with links to forthcoming titles.