Employment Law and the Labor Market

59 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2007 Last revised: 27 Aug 2010

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Christine Jolls

Yale Law School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: July 2007

Abstract

Legal rules governing the employer-employee relationship are many and varied. Economic analysis has illuminated both the efficiency and the effects on employee welfare of such rules, as described in this paper. Topics addressed include workplace safety mandates, compensation systems for workplace injuries, privacy protection in the workplace, employee fringe benefits mandates, targeted mandates such as medical and family leave, wrongful discharge laws, unemployment insurance systems, minimum wage rules, and rules requiring that employees receive overtime pay. Both economic theory and empirical evidence are considered.

Suggested Citation

Jolls, Christine, Employment Law and the Labor Market (July 2007). NBER Working Paper No. w13230. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=999872

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