From the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act the Employment Law Sourcebook is your complete guide to U.S. employment source material, including all the relevant acts, regulations, and executive orders. Volume II completes the 2-volume set.
Leading academics discuss the major changes that have taken place in the production and organizational paradigm of Fordism. The book provides a historical overview of the development of post-Fordism and updates the range of concerns that exist within the debate. The authors go on to link these developments to the New Economy debate and outline the new sets of issues emerging within the context of new employment and social relations.
The auto industry is a prime example of globalisation in which multinational enterprises have developed networks, alliances, and cross-shareholdings across regions and nations. This important study-based on a three-year empirical research project in seven countries-focuses on employment relations in the auto assembly industry and shows that the influence of globalisation is tempered to varying degrees by institutional employment patterns at the local level. Twenty-one scholars and researchers representing all seven countries analyse the data, clearly describe the differences across both countries and firms, and offer conclusions and recommendations that greatly facilitate our understanding of the globalisation process at the level of human resources in industrial production. For each of the seven countries-two liberal market economies (the United States and Australia), two coordinated market economies (Germany and Sweden), and three Asian market economies (Japan, South Korea, and China)-the book describes five key issues in detail: bull; work organisation; bull; skill formation; bull; remuneration systems; bull; staffing arrangements and employment security; and bull; enterprise governance and employeemanagement relations. The authors offer in-depth comparative analysis of these central issues in the context of such overriding factors as corporate strategy, local institutional constraints and advantages, competitive pressures among automakers to capture emerging markets, power relations within firms, And The role that agency and interests play in shaping social action. Whether this book is used for its vast bank of information, or for its deeply-informed analysis, or for its far-reaching relevance to employment relations policy, it more than fulfills the urgent need to come to grips with the runaway impact of globalisation on employment relations. Anyone involved with labour and employment issues in any business, legal, or governmental setting will rely on its findings and insights for years to come.
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