International Labor and Employment Laws, Volume II, Fifth Edition


New Supplement!

International Labor and Employment Laws, Volume II goes beyond the major economies discussed in Volume I to discuss developments in several European Union-member states, as well as countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Oceania and South America.


International Labor and Employment Laws, Volume II goes beyond the major economies discussed in Volume I to provide basic knowledge of the statutory and regulatory systems of 33 countries:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam

Discussion of country’s laws and regulations is presented using the same basic outline, for ease of reference and research. Major topics addressed include:

  • Introduction
    • Overview of basic makeup of government (legislative/executive/judicial)
    • Major administrative bodies responsible for overseeing labor/employment law regulatory system
    • Structure of judicial/dispute resolution system for labor law
    • Class or group actions
    • Extraterritorial application of law
  • Individual Employment
    • Individual contract of employment
    • Statutory regulation of employment
    • Substance of the individual contract
    • Employee dismissal
    • Privacy
    • Employee duty of loyalty, trade secrets, covenants not to compete
  • Collective Bargaining
    • Union recognition
    • Level of bargaining
    • Effect, duration, and scope of the agreement
    • Strikes
    • Third party resolution of disputes
  • Representation by Entities Other Than Unions <
    • Establishment of the Works Council
    • Scope of the Works Council’s powers
  • Redundancy and Transfers of Undertakings
  • Wages, Hours, and Leave

    • Minimum wage, overtime, taxes
  • Antidiscrimination
    • Summary of the main legal instruments regarding equality of treatment in employment
    • Protected groups
  • Occupational Safety and Health and Workers’ Compensation
  • Pensions and Benefits
    • Pensions
    • Health and disability benefits
  • Immigration

In addition, the extensive bibliography identifies supplemental resources for each country, including sources on the internet and addresses of key offices. 

The new 2019 Supplement is current through December 2018, with select updates through mid-2019. 

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Anne M. Radolinski is a partner at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Minneapolis, MN.

Main Volume Information

2018/2 Volumes/3,478 pp. Hardcover/ISBN 978-1-68267-478-9/Order #3478

Supplement Information

2019/365 pp. Softcover/ISBN 978-1-68267-729-2/Order #3729




"In a time when more clients are going global, the International treatises are a key part of any serious employment lawyer's legal library. They are unsurpassed in the marketplace as a valuable resource for employment lawyers who need to understand the basic laws in key jurisdictions around the world. They become more relevant as every year goes by and are first rate publications."

Paul Callaghan

Partner and Head of Employment, Pensions, and Mobility, Taylor Wessing

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