Viking Laval and Beyond

Author: Jeremias Prassl
Publisher: Hart Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781509909919
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Now available in paperback! EU Law in the Member States is a new series dedicated to exploring the impact of landmark CJEU judgments and secondary legislation in legal systems across the European Union. Each book is written by a team of generalist EU lawyers and experts in the relevant field, bringing together perspectives from a wide range of different Member States in order to compare and analyze the effect of EU law on domestic legal systems and practice. This first volume focuses on the uneasy relationship between the economic freedoms enshrined in Articles 49 and 56 TFEU and the right of workers to take collective action. This conflict has been at the forefront of EU labour law since the CJEU's much discussed decisions in C-438/05 Viking and C-341/05 Laval, as well as the Commission's more recent attempts at legislative reforms in the failed Monti II Regulation. Viking, Laval and Beyond explores judicial and legislative responses to these measures in 10 Member States, and finds that the impact on domestic legal systems has been much more varied than traditional accounts of EU law would suggest. (Series: EU Law in the Member States, Vol. 1) [Subject: European Law, Labor and Discrimination Law]

European Union Law

Author: Steve Peers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198789130
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Edited by Catherine Barnard and Steve Peers, European Union Law draws together a range of perspectives from experienced academics, teachers and practitioners to provide a comprehensive introduction to EU law. Each chapter has been written and updated by an expert in the field to provide students with access to a broad range of ideas while offering a solid foundation in the institutional and substantive law of the EU. Written by experts, designed for students; every chapter ensures a balance of accessible explanation and critical detail. Case studies are included throughout the book to enable students to understand the context and implications of EU law, as well as helping to familiarize them with some of the most significant caselaw in the area. Quotations and examples from key EU legislation and academic sources are also included to help develop an understanding of EU law, while further reading suggestions for each chapter act as a springboard for further study and assessment preparation. This text provides a fresh and modern guide to EU law and is an ideal entry-point for students new to the subject as well as those looking to develop their understanding of EU law. As the process of the UK leaving the EU unfolds, readers can also visit the OUP European Union Law Resource Centre for up-to-date comment, opinion, and updates created by our authors to engage students with the legal and political issues and considerations at play.

Air Passenger Rights

Author: Michal Bobek
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 9781509921188
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Now available in paperback! Regulation 261/2004 on Air Passengers' Rights has been amongst the most high-profile pieces of EU secondary legislation of the past years, generating controversial judgments of the Court of Justice, from C-344/04 ex parte IATA to C-402/07 Sturgeon. The Regulation has led to equally challenging decisions across the Member States, ranging from judicial enthusiasm for passenger rights to domestic courts holding that a Regulation could not be relied upon by an individual claimant or even threatening outright to refuse to apply its provisions. The economic stakes are significant for passengers and airlines alike, and despite the European Commission's recent publication of reform proposals, controversies appear far from settled. At the same time the Regulation should, according to the Treaty, have uniform, direct and general application in all the Member States of the Union. How, then, can this diversity be explained? What implications do the diverging national interpretations have for the EU's regulatory strategy at large? This book brings together leading experts in the field to present a series of case studies from 15 different Member States as well as the extra-territorial application of Regulation 261, combined with high-level analysis from the perspectives of Aviation law and EU law. (Series: EU Law in the Member States, Vol. 3) [Subject: EU Law, European Law, Aviation Law]

Resocialising Europe in a Time of Crisis

Author: Nicola Countouris
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107041740
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Terms such as 'Social Europe' and 'European Social Model' have long resided in the political and regulatory lexicon of European integration. But in recent years, and in spite of the adoption of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, the EU social profile has entered a profound period of crisis. The ECJ judgments of Viking and Laval exemplify the unresolved tension between the EU's strong market imperatives and its fragile social aspirations while the ongoing economic crisis, while the various 'bail out' packages are producing a constant retrenchment of social rights. The status quo is one in which workers appear to shoulder most of the risks attendant on making and executing arrangements for the doing of work. Chapters in this book advocate a reversal of this trend in favour of fair mutualization, so as to disperse these risks and share them more equitably between employers, the state, and society at large.

The Laval and Viking Cases

Author: Roger Blanpain
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041128506
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in this book nineteen labour law scholars present country reports detailing challenges and consequences of the rulings evident in twelve EU Member States, as well as in Norway and Russia. Among many others, the salient issues covered include the following: cross-border solidarity among workers; collective action as a fundamental freedom; the prospects for an EU minimum wage plan; the 'social partners' approach to national labour law; the harmonisation of social security standards; and the scope of enforcement by Member State labour regulatory authorities.

The Autonomy of Labour Law

Author: Alan Bogg
Publisher: Hart Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781509914142
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Now available in paperback! To what extent is labour law an autonomous field of study? This book is based upon the papers written by a group of leading international scholars on this theme, delivered at a conference to mark Professor Mark Freedland's retirement from his teaching fellowship in Oxford. The chapters explore the boundaries and connections between labour law and other legal disciplines, such as company law, competition law, contract law, and public law; labour law and legal methodologies, such as reflexive governance and comparative law; and labour law and other disciplines, such as ethics, economics, and political philosophy. In so doing, it represents a cross-section of the most sophisticated current work at the cutting edge of labour law theory. [Subject: Labor & Discrimination Law]

Central European Judges Under the European Influence

Author: Michal Bobek
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782259899
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The onset of the 2004 EU enlargement witnessed a number of predictions being made about the approaches, capacity and ability of Central European judges who were soon to join the Union. Optimistic voices, foreshadowing the deep transformative power that Europe was bound to exercise with respect to the judicial mentality and practice in the new Member States, were intertwined with gloomy pictures of post-Communist limited formalism and mechanical jurisprudence that could not be reformed, which were likely to undermine the very foundations of mutual trust and recognition the judicial system of the Union is built upon. Ten years later, this volume revisits these predictions and critically assesses the evolution of Central European judicial mentality, institutions and constitutionality under the influence of the EU membership. Comparatively evaluating the situation in a number of Central European Member States in their socio-legal contexts, notably Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania, the volume offers unique insights into the process of (non) Europeanisation of national legal systems and cultures.

EU Industrial Relations V National Industrial Relations

Author: Mia Rönnmar
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041127704
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1996 concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services, Official Journal L 18 of 21 January 1997, pp. 1-6. Directive 2006/123/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on services in the international market, Official Journal L 376 of 27 December 2006, pp. 36-68. Judgement of the European Court of Justice Laval un Partneri Ltd v. Svenska Byggnadsarbetareforbundet, Case C-341/05 [2007] ECR I-000. Judgement of the European Court of Justice International Transport Workers' Federation v. Viking Line ABP, Case C-438/05 [2007] ECR I-000. Table of cases from the European Court of Justice. Index

A European Social Union after the Crisis

Author: Frank Vandenbroucke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108415784
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Many people believe that the EU lacks solidarity and needs a social dimension. This debate is not new but, until recently, the notion of a 'social Europe' remained vague and elusive. What is now required is a coherent conception of the reasons behind and the agenda for a European Social Union. This book offers the first in-depth examination of the rationale and feasibility of such a Social Union. It explores how we can justify, define and demarcate an appropriate notion of European solidarity and examines legal and political barriers. In short, rather than merely deploring the lack of a social dimension to the EU, it provides new perspectives and answers to questions of 'why', 'what', and 'how'. A cast of outstanding scholars and practitioners reflect on the obstacles and solutions, incorporating economic, social, philosophical, legal and political perspectives.

The Concept of the Employer

Author: Jeremias Prassl
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198735537
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Based on the author's thesis (doctoral - Oxford University, 2012), under title: The notion of the employer in multilateral organisational settings.