When Does Regulation Bite? Co-Determination and the Nature of Employment Relations
AbstractThe German Codetermination Law grants workers of establishments with 200 or more employees the right to have a works councillor fully exempted from his regular job while still being paid his regular salary. We analyze theoretically and empirically how this de jure right to paid leave of absence translates into practice and explicitly take into account the nature of the industrial relations participation regime. We find the right of exemption to make no difference in cooperative employment relations, but to develop its bite in adversarial rela-tions, i.e. when – without legal enforcement – the legislator’s intent would not be realized.
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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2011
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Works councils; employment relations; de facto and de jure consequences of legal regulations;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J53 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Labor-Management Relations; Industrial Jurisprudence
- M54 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Personnel Economics - - - Labor Management
- K31 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Labor Law
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- NEP-ALL-2011-08-09 (All new papers)
- NEP-HME-2011-08-09 (Heterodox Microeconomics)
- NEP-HRM-2011-08-09 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2011-08-09 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-REG-2011-08-09 (Regulation)
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