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Employment law
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Employment law consists of the regulations that apply to the performance of work for others in return for wages (Wage labor). The key criterion is that the work is not performed independently, that is, the employee must follow the instructions of the employer. Regulations may concern legal relations between the employer and individual employees. The terms of the employment contract are crucial for this relationship. …

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Hofer, Sibylle, “Employment law”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_016989>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626

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