Thursday, October 20, 2005

Labour Law and Industrial Relations Resources

Resourceshelf recently highlighted workplace-related resources from the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Known as the IWS [Institute for Workplace Studies] Documented News Service, Resourceshelf explains that it provides links to the full-text documentation of government studies, reports, and statistics in "real time". Coverage of the industrial/labour relations scene is international in scope.

Other related material mentioned recently on Resourceshelf: the Working Time Database from the International Labour Organization. It is "a searchable database providing information on the working time laws of more than 100 countries around the world. It covers laws that protect the heath and well-being of workers; facilitate a balance between work and family life; ensure workers have adequate time to devote to their other responsibilities and interests; and prevent discrimination against part-time workers."

Among other topics, coverage of labour rights worldwide is provided on an ongoing basis by the Business and Human Rights Resource Center, a collaborative effort of Amnesty International and various business and academic institutes.

For a Canadian perspective, a number of free resources come to mind:

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 9:43 pm


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