DLP Insights

Industrial Relations Law Across the World – 2° edition Current legal frameworks and trends

Categories: DLP Insights, Publications

04 Feb 2020

The quick technological progress and the rising of new business models are structurally changing the practice of industrial relations in the whole globe. New rules are taking shape in the different jurisdictions to face the new scenarios and the new challenges effectively.

The volume “INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS LAW ACROSS THE WORLD – Current legal frameworks and trends”, edited by De Luca & Partners as contributing editor for Wolters Kluver types, which has reached its second edition, is aimed at analysing the legislative situation of the most important countries in the world, bringing out the common trends, but also the essential differences amongst the different legal systems in facing the increasing higher interweaving of worldwide economies, the systemic disruption imposed by the 4.0 industry and the general increase of competitive tension in global markets.

The challenges for organisations and for employees and their representatives are becoming increasingly more complex and urgent, upon a future that is changing very quickly and whose outcome is not perfectly outlined.

The labour market shows a clear tendency towards greater flexibility to face global competition. In addition to protect the rights of trade unions, legislative systems try to foster instruments throughout the world allowing the necessary flexibility also in terms of employment agreements, made possible by having greater recourse to the decentralisation of collective national bargaining agreements (the latter is a very clear tendency, moreover, in Europe).

As always happens, the measures adopted by legislators change from one country to another to the extent in which they must take the cultural context, the financial conditions, the political framework and the impact on employees into account. Nonetheless, the extent of the changes in place makes it necessary to find new paths in the dialogue between companies and trade unions, leaving any ideological position which is no longer aligned with the new approaches in industrial relations.

“INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS LAW ACROSS THE WORLD” offers an analysis of 19 markets – Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Philippines, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Indonesia, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Singapore, Spain and the United States – made thanks to the collaboration of De Luca & Partners with some of the main employment law firms in the world. Executives, legal advisors, managers and human resources managers may request the volume, free of charge, by filling in the following form.

More insights