Redefining the laws of work
With the addition of more countries to the European Union, the difficulty in imposing the same employment laws across the EC is becoming apparent. Julian Hemming suggests that the EU could learn from the UK's implementation of its directives when it comes to consultation
The ‘one size fits all’ approach to directives in the field of employment law that has been adopted by the European Union (EU) is likely to be further devalued by the decision taken in December 2002 to grant membership of the EU to a further 10 states (including eight ex-communist countries) from May 2004. The challenge for the EU legislators to promulgate employment laws that work across 25 states is an eye-watering one. Can anything be done to make the process work better?
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