Contemporary Employment Relations

Contemporary Employment Relations

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Contemporary Employment Relations: A Critical Introduction offers an original, accessible, and critical approach to understanding employment relations. Based on up-to-date research studies, it considers recent developments in employment relations, defined as the way in which employment relationships are regulated, experienced and contested. A thematic approach to the subject helps to demonstrate the contemporary relevance of employment relations, enabling student to develop an appropriate level of knowledge and understanding of this key area of economic, social and political life. Among the topics covered by the book are: -The implications of globalization for employment relations; -The role of the European Union; The significance of 'family-friendly' and 'work-life balance' policies; The nature of employment relations in non-union firms; The dynamics of workplace partnership; The impact of minimum wage and working time legislation; The causes and effects of work intensification. Companion Website A companion web site will include PowerPoint slides and answers to end-of-chapter cases and discussion questions for lecturers and annotated weblinks, legislation updates, additional case studies, and a glossary of key terms for students.In some parts of the economy, restaurants for example, customer tips, as part of the a#39;total reward systema#39; for front-line customer service staff, are viewed as an important component of workersa#39; remuneration since they offset low rates of basic anbsp;...

Title:Contemporary Employment Relations
Author:Steve Williams, Derek Adam-Smith
Publisher: - 2006


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