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Principled Labor Law: U.S. Labor Law through a Latin American Method

Sergio Gamonal C. and César F. Rosado Marzán


This book provides a Latin American perspective of the “idea” of labor law, which the authors call “principled labor law.” It a jurisprudential method based on worker protection, i.e., the protective principle, and its derivative principles: primacy of reality, nonwaiver, and continuity. We argue that principled labor law is needed given that many labor law scholars have declared a crisis in their field due to the ascendancy of “fissured,” “gig,” “precarious,” and “nonstandard” work. While some scholars reassert the basic idea of labor law—protecting workers—despite the contemporary world of w ... More

Keywords: labor law, labor protection, jurisprudence, employment at will, Latin America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190052669
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190052669.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sergio Gamonal C., author
Professor of Law, Universidad Adolfo Ináñez, Santiago

César F. Rosado Marzán, author
Associate Professor of Law, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

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