Labour and social security law studies have addressed the topic of the decline of the standard employment relationship mainly from the point of view of the growing number of atypical relationships. Only a limited number of studies have examined the issue from the perspective of the differentiation between core and contingent work. Such an examination is necessary as the increase in contingent work leads to complicated legal questions which vary between European states depending on the type of contingent arrangements that have become most prevalent. This book analyses, using a comparative approach, these different types of contingency from a national and EU perspective touching on the work relationship from a labour as well as a social security point of view. The aim of the book is to identify and analyse those questions adopting an innovative approach and to put forward proposals for safeguarding social cohesion within undertakings and European society.
Edoardo Ales is Professor of Labour Law at the Department of Economics and Law, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio. Olaf Deinert is Professor of Civil Law, Labour and Social Law at Georg-August University, Goettingen. Jeff Kenner is Professor of European Law at the University of Nottingham.
1. The Spirit of Pontignano Lorenzo Gaeta 2. Methodological Introduction Edoardo Ales 3. Contingent Work: A Conceptual Framework Antonio Lo Faro 4. Equal Treatment as a Problem: Germany and Agency Work Olaf Deinert 5. `Making' Contingent Work Conditional: Fixed-Term and Temporary Agency Contracts in Belgian Law Filip Dorssemont 6. Externalising the Workforce: Lessons from France Pascal Lokiec 7. Do We Really Wish You Were Here? Hungary and Distance Work Erika Kovacs 8. Re-structuring the Standard Employment Relationship: Italy and the Increasing Protection Contract Maurizio Del Conte 9. Re-addressing Self-employment: Spain and the New Entrepreneurship Jose Manuel Gomez Munoz 10. Inverting the Flexicurity Paradigm: The United Kingdom and Zero Hours Contracts Jeff Kenner 11. Collective Regulation of Contingent Work: From Traditional Forms of Contingent Work to Crowdwork-A German Perspective Thomas Klebe and Johannes Heuschmid 12. Does Age Matter? Sweden, Younger and Older Workers and the Intergenerational Dimension of Contingent Work Mia Roennmar 13. Social Protection of Contingent Work: Austria and the Full Coverage Social Insurance System Franz Marhold 14. The `Risk Approach' in Occupational Health and Safety (with an Eye to Italy): Alternative or Complement to the `Core/Contingent Approach'? Edoardo Ales 15. Contingent Work and Social Cohesion: Some Outcomes and One Proposal Edoardo Ales and Olaf Deinert