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The Identity Crisis Of The Labour Law


  • Raluca Dimitriu

    () (Law Department, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)


Labour Law is dealing with a period of tremendous changes, which may jeopardise its legitimacy. It may be even true that labour law is living now its last days, and only a possible ‘reinvention’ may lead to its survival. One of the reasons for this crisis is found in the evolution of the relation of the labour law with the “mother” branch, civil law. The paper is proposing an exam of the flexible relation between labour law and civil law and to react to the tendency of the reincorporation of labour law in civil law and of the dangers of such development. It is also presented the impact upon labour law of the recent paradigmatic change of the civil law, and some criteria for identifying the applicable civil law norms to employment relations. There are laid down a couple of conclusions regarding the changing of labour law, as well as the uncertain future of this branch of law.

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  • Raluca Dimitriu, 2013. "The Identity Crisis Of The Labour Law," "Perspectives of Business Law” Journal, Societatea de Stiinte Juridice si Administrative (Society of Juridical and Administrative Sciences), vol. 2(1), pages 79-86, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:sja:journl:v:2:y:2013:i:1:p:79-86

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    Bogus self-emplyment; labour law; workers; labour relation.;

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    • K31 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Labor Law


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