International Labor and Employment Laws, Fourth Edition, Volumes IIA and IIB, with 2017 Cumulative Supplement

This treatise goes beyond the major economies discussed in Volume I to discuss developments in several European Union-member states, as well as countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Oceania and South America. It covers extraterritorial application of each country’s laws and availability of class action procedures. The extensive bibliography provides additional information on the countries discussed, including online resources and addresses of key offices.


International Labor and Employment Laws, Fourth Edition, Volumes IIA and IIB discusses developments in countries beyond the major economies discussed in Volume I, including several European Union-member states, as well as countries in East Asia, the Middle East, and South America. The Fourth Edition includes information on extraterritorial application of each country's laws and availability of class action procedures. The extensive bibliography provides sources of additional information on the countries discussed in the individual chapters, including sources on the internet and addresses of key offices. 

The Fourth Edition adds new chapters on Indonesia and Nigeria, and features updates including:

  • The application of provident fund schemes to expatriates in India
  • Amendments to the Fair Work Act in Australia, including changes to laws dealing with enterprise agreements and bargaining, new provisions regarding costs, and new time limitations for unfair dismissal and general protections claims
  • A new Trade Union Law and Labor Code in Vietnam
  • Turkey’s Law on Work Health and Security, which brought legislation in line with the EU Workplace Health and Safety Directive and International Labour Organization Conventions


The 2017 Cumulative Supplement updates the main volume with highlights including: 

  • Austria’s enactment of the Family Time Bonus Act, affecting parents in same-sex relationships
  • Chile’s adoption of the Labor Modernization Law
  • New chapter on Costa Rican labor law
  • Greece’s replacement of main discrimination law to implement EU Antidiscrimination Directives
  • Indonesia’s new regulation changing the method for determining the minimum wage by region
  • The Netherlands’ enactment of the new Assessment of Employment Relationships Act
  • Multiple amendments to Poland’s Labor Code
  • Russia’s amendments to the Code on Administrative Offenses
  • Taiwan’s amendments to the Labor Standards Act



Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.

William L. Keller (deceased) was a partner in Hunton & Williams, and the former chair of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law.


Timothy J. Darby was formerly a project director at Bloomberg BNA, Arlington, VA.


Anne M. Radolinski is a partner at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Minneapolis, MN.



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"In a time when more clients are going global, the International treatises are a key part of any serious employment lawyer's legal library. They are unsurpassed in the marketplace as a valuable resource for employment lawyers who need to understand the basic laws in key jurisdictions around the world. They become more relevant as every year goes by and are first rate publications."

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