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Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law (Hardback)
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Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law (Hardback)

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There is a highly significant and under-considered intersection and interaction between migration law and labour law. Labour lawyers have tended to regard migration law as generally speaking outside their purview, and migration lawyers have somewhat similarly tended to neglect labour law. The culmination of a collaborative project on 'Migrants at Work' funded by the John Fell Fund, the Society of Legal Scholars, and the Research Centre at St John's College, Oxford, this volume brings together distinguished legal and migration scholars to examine the impact of migration law on labour rights and how the regulation of migration increasingly impacts upon employment and labour relations. Examining and clarifying the interactions between migration, migration law, and labour law, contributors to the volume identify the many ways that migration law, as currently designed, divides the objectives of labour law, privileging concerns about the labour supply and demand over worker-protective concerns. In addition, migration law creates particular forms of status, which affect employment relations, thereby dividing the subjects of labour law. Chapters cover the labour laws of the UK, Australia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Germany, Sweden, and the US. References are also made to discrete practices in Brazil, France, Greece, New Zealand, Mexico, Poland, and South Africa. These countries all host migrants and have developed systems of migration law reflecting very different trajectories. Some are traditional countries of immigration and settlement migration, while others have traditionally been countries of emigration but now import many workers. There are, nonetheless, common features in their immigration law which have a profound impact on labour law, for instance in their shared contemporary shift to using temporary labour migration programmes. Further chapters examine EU and international law on migration, labour rights, human rights, and human trafficking and smuggling, developing cross-jurisdictional and multi-level perspectives. Written by leading scholars of labour law, migration law, and migration studies, this book provides a diverse and multidisciplinary approach to this field of legal interaction, of interest to academics, policymakers, legal practitioners, trade unions, and migrants' groups alike.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198714101
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 977 g
Dimensions: 254 x 186 x 36 mm


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Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law is a welcome addition to the legal scholarship... [It] provides a valuable survey, making important contributions that articulate the multiple and nuanced ways in which immigration law and labor law intersect to create vulnerability for migrant workers in destination countries. * Fay Faraday, Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal *
Instead of viewing migrants as opponents to local workers, who athreatena the job opportunities of local workers, the majority of contributors emphasize migrantsa identities as workers who deserve fair treatment and rights protection. The equal and fair protection of migrant workers can only be achieved by minimizing the divisive effects of immigration laws. * Desai Shan, Cardiff University, SAGE Journals *

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