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Regulating Flexible Work

Deirdre McCann


The regulation of ‘flexible’ or ‘non-standard’ forms of work is among the key challenges in adapting labour laws to the needs of the contemporary workforce. In recent decades, labour laws have been exposed to be designed around the ‘standard’ model of the full-time permanent employee. In response, efforts have been made to identify techniques of regulating working arrangements that diverge from this paradigm and extend protection to workers engaged in what can be highly precarious forms of work. This book contributes to that endeavour by examining the evolution in the treatment of non-standard ... More

Keywords: non-standard, atypical, labour market flexibility, part-time, temporary, fixed-term, temporary agency, employment status, labour law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199218790
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218790.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deirdre McCann, author
Research Officer, Conditions of Work and Employment Programme, International Labour Office, Geneva