Labour and social regulation

23 Φεβρουάριος 2021

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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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 (901)
  • Ongoing work (1)

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

Parental and paternity leave – Uptake by fathers

Publication 7 Φεβρουάριος 2019

United Kingdom: latest working life developments Q2 2018

Άρθρο 11 Σεπτέμβριος 2018

Belgium: latest working life developments Q2 2018

Άρθρο 6 Σεπτέμβριος 2018

Minimum wages continue to climb across Europe

News 18 Απρίλιος 2018

Latvia: Latest working life developments – Q4 2017

Άρθρο 7 Φεβρουάριος 2018

Statutory minimum wages 2018

Publication 6 Φεβρουάριος 2018

Italy: New rules to protect call centre workers

Άρθρο 24 Ιανουάριος 2018

Ongoing work

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