Employment Law

59 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2007 Last revised: 26 Oct 2007

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Christine Jolls

Yale Law School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: November 2006


Legal rules governing the employer-employee relationship are many and varied. Economic analysis has illuminated both the efficiency and the effects on employee welfare of such rules, as described in this chapter, to appear in the Law and Economics volume of the Handbooks of Economics series. Topics addressed in the chapter include workplace safety mandates, compensation systems for workplace injuries, privacy protection in the workplace, employee fringe benefits mandates, targeted mandates such as medical and family leave, wrongful discharge laws, unemployment insurance systems, minimum wage rules, and rules requiring that employees receive overtime pay. Both economic theory and empirical evidence are considered.

Keywords: employment law, workplace safety, workplace privacy, benefits mandates, wrongful discharge law, overtime pay rules

JEL Classification: J08, J18, J38, J80, K00, K31, K32

Suggested Citation

Jolls, Christine, Employment Law (November 2006). Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 132, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 344, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=959453

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