The Working Time Directive enshrines legal rights to rest periods, paid holidays and a maximum 48-hour working week.
Proposed changes to South Africa's labour laws would make it almost impossible to strike and render the planned national minimum wage unenforceable.
Some observers say we should eliminate tipping in restaurants because of the negative impact on workers. But how do customers feel about that?
The arrival of Amazon in Australia may signal a change in how we navigate industrial relations and workers rights.
Women in minimum wage jobs earn 10% less than their male peers. Wages are systematically lower in jobs more commonly held by women.
The House just passed its version of the tax plan, which includes about US$1 trillion in cuts for corporations. The question, who will be left holding the potato?
Joe Ricketts abruptly shut down DNAinfo and Gothamist after his employees voted to unionize. Is what he did legal? And how could similar events be prevented in the future?
Employers who cater for their ageing workforce will get better staff productivity and engagement levels
The administration's objectives for NAFTA negotiations with Canada and Mexico, set to begin in August, will do little to help American workers, let alone create shared prosperity across the continent.
There are some different strategies unions are now considering to help these organisations survive in a changing economy.
A new generation of workers has underpinned a successful election for Jeremy Corbyn. But can they be harnessed to recreate the power of the poll tax protests?
Jobs and labour rights are at the centre of the candidates' campaigns in the Iranian presidential election.
With the Conservatives trying to muscle in on traditional Labour territory by painting themselves as the party of workers, it's worth taking a closer look at their promises.
It is important to take serious the increasing risk of those who work but remain in poverty. When the population feels that it is losing even if it respects the rules of the game, populism increases.
People will still be needed on factory floors, even as robots become more common. Future operators will have technical support and be super-strong, super-smart and constantly connected.
As tax day approaches, here's a primer on how your dollars help fund the U.S. government, and how your share has probably increased.
Breach of a psychological contract in the workplace can irreparably damage relationships and produce a number of undesirable outcomes.
The obstacles workers face in successfully pursuing their entitlements and the inadequacy of our current penalties to deter underpayments means problems with franchises will remain.
The number of "knowledge workers" in Australia is rising but they present a unique challenge to managers.
Australia's labour market does a relatively good job of accommodating the preferences of the majority of workers. But that's not to say there's no-one who wouldn't prefer to work more – or less.