Personal Work Contracts Other Than the Contract of Employment

Mark R. Freedland and Nicola Kountouris

in The Legal Construction of Personal Work Relations

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199551750
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731013 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs on Labour Law

Personal Work Contracts Other Than the Contract of Employment

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This chapter explores the category of personal work contracts which lie beyond the contract of employment — or, to be more precise, which lie at the margins of and beyond the contract of employment. It begins by arguing that this category is, to a singular extent which is revealed by European comparative analysis, an evolving and mutating one. Having identified the category as an essentially elusive one, it proceeds to consider whether the contracts which fall within it can be regarded as being regulated in ways which are analogous to the modes of regulation of employment contracts that were considered in the preceding chapters. Thus, the chapter successively considers the regulation of the formation and structure of these contracts, their content and performance, and their termination and transformation.

Keywords: personal work contracts; contracts for services; commercial agents; quasi-subordinate work; economically dependent work; family of contracts; personal task contract

Chapter.  22955 words. 

Subjects: Employment and Labour Law

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