- Fall 2016: Foundations of Western Law
- Spring 2017: Labor Law, Employment Law
Thomas C. Kohler
Boston College Law School
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Newton Center, MA 02459
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Comparative Law in a Time of Globalization: Some Reflections Duquesne Law Journal (2014)
This piece discusses the tension between internationalization of legal ordering and the growing pressure against local and national ordering. Using Aristotle, Tocqueville, the Reception of Roman Law as forebears of the problem, I discuss three ...
Neutralitaet des Arbeitgebers im US-amerikanischen Arbeitsrecht? Arbeit und Recht (2012)
It is for workers alone to decide whether to organize for purposes of collective bargaining. However, this does not mean that employers are strictly obligated to remain neutral. Within the at times imprecise limits of ...
Restatement - Technique and Tradition in the United States International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations (2008)
This paper considers the meaning and development in a historical perspective of what Americans mean by labour law. The author highlights the fact that employment law in the United States consists of a patchwork of ...
The Notion of Solidarity and the Secret History of American Labor Law Buffalo Law Review (2005)
"Solidarity," a term not overly familiar to Americans, sometimes seems to have as many meanings as it has users. The concept became incorporated into American thought during the 19th and 20th century waves of Catholic ...
The Employment Relation and Its Ordering at Century's End: Reflections on Emerging Trends in the United States Boston College Law Review (2000)
The enormous success of the United States economy in producing new jobs has focused world-wide attention on the flexibility of the American labor market, and on the malleability of the legal order that regulates it. ...
Conditioning Expectations: The Protection of the Employment Bond in German and American Law Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal (2000)
According to many observers, one of the critical factors accounting for the unprecedented economic growth that the United States enjoyed during the past decade is a regulatory regime that places few restrictions on an employer's ...
The Disintegration of Labor Law: Some Notes for a Comparative Study of Legal Transformation Notre Dame Law Review (1998)
While acknowledging the difficulties inherent in a comparative approach to labor and employment ordering issues, the author argues that our times and circumstances force us to consider such a perspective. This essay looks at the ...