Labour Law after Labour

19 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2011

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Harry W. Arthurs

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Date Written: March, 21 2011


‘What is labour law for?’ is a question with a past. I therefore begin by sketching out its history. It has a present too, whose most striking feature – I argue – may well be the end of ‘labour.’ And of course it has a future: what will labour law look like ‘after labour?’ I address all three questions largely from a North American perspective, but with reference to experience in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Keywords: labour law, past, future

JEL Classification: K39

Suggested Citation

Arthurs, Harry W., Labour Law after Labour (March, 21 2011). Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 15/2011. Available at SSRN: or

Harry W. Arthurs (Contact Author)

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3

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