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Future Directions in EU Labour Law

Authors: J. Prassl

Abstract: The present edition of the European Labour Law Journal presents the results of a yearlong research and policy engagement project funded by the British Academy. Future Directions in EU Labour Law brought together early career scholars in employment ...


Reshaping EU Working-Time Regulation: Towards a More Sustainable Regime

Authors: A. Zbyszewska

Abstract: The European Commission’s 2015 Roadmap on work-life balance cites a comprehensive policy and regulatory approach as essential to addressing the interrelated goals of reconciling work and family, the sharing of care work between women and men, and a...


Taking EU Equality Law to the Next Level: In Search of Coherence

Authors: S. Benedi Lahuerta

Abstract: EU employment equality law is the product of fifty years of law-making. This gradual evolution has led to fragmentation and differences in the protection afforded to protected grounds, often referred to as a ‘hierarchy of discrimination grounds’. T...


Individual Dismissal Law and the Financial Crisis: An Evaluation of Recent Developments

Authors: E. Kovács

Abstract: This article offers an evaluation of recent developments in the individual dismissal laws of certain Southern European states (Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain), with special regard to the reforms adopted in response to the economic crisis. The p...


Trade Unions and the Challenges of EU Enlargement: ‘The Kind of Laws the Unions Ought to Want’

Authors: R. Zahn

Abstract: The recent EU enlargements in 2004 and 2007 have thrown up changed regulatory and opportunity structures for European trade unions, primarily as a consequence of an increase in the free movement of workers, services and establishment. In addition, ...


Freedom of Religion at Work in EU Migration Law and Policy

Authors: J. Baseiria Martí

Abstract: In light of recent European Court of Human Rights judgments concerning religious freedom at work, this article discusses the relationship between the growth of religious diversity and immigration within secular European trends. In the first part, t...


Casual Work Beyond Casual Work in the EU: The Underground Casualisation of the European Workforce – and What To Do About It

Authors: V. De Stefano

Abstract: Casual work is rarely associated with industrialised economies. Nonetheless, several work arrangements have been introduced or are proliferating in EU countries in recent years that present with the features of the statutory definitions of casual w...


Unused Potential? The Risk of Unemployed ‘Older’ Workers

Authors: M. Kullmann

Abstract: Using Sen’s capability approach as an analytical framework, this paper attempts to assess and evaluate the Dutch measures for facilitating transitions from unemployment to (gainful) employment. This method is particularly useful in the context of t...


Reconfiguring the Employment-Pension Connection in Times of Austerity

Authors: E. Colàs-neila

Abstract: The EU’s response to the current economic crisis has been a new, stronger emphasis on economic governance and the spread of austerity policies in many Member States. Both sets of measures have impacted on pension systems, which have undergone vario...


Social Procurement: Policy and Practice

Authors: A. Ludlow

Abstract: Public sector spending can be used to further social policy objectives, through social procurement. While the potential of social procurement has long been recognised, the scope for its lawful use in practice has been uncertain and contested. EU Me...