Legal Regulation of the Changing Contract of Employment

Posted: 7 Dec 2004  

Katherine V.W. Stone

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Abstract

This article was the Keynote Speech in the JLPP Symposium on Change at Work: Implications for Labor Law. The author describes the change from long-term employment relationships to episodic relationships in which employees move around and manage their own careers in a boundaryless workplace. She argues that our existing labor and employment laws are based on the model of long-term attachment between employees and firm, so that many of the institutions and laws that govern the employment relationship no longer fit the reality of the workplace. In particular, she claims that we need to rethink the law of employment discrimination, collective representation, employee benefits, post-employment restraints, and the ownership of human capital.

Keywords: Labor and employment laws, workplace relationships

Suggested Citation

Stone, Katherine V.W., Legal Regulation of the Changing Contract of Employment. Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 14, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=631348

Katherine Van Wezel Stone (Contact Author)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law ( email )

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