Labour Studies Index

Updated: 2022-05-16

Precarious Employment and the Law's Flaws: Identifying Regulatory Failure and Securing Effective Protection for Workers

Document type Book chapter
Series Editor Vosko, Leah F.
Editor Vosko, Leah F.
Author Vosko, Leah F.
Author Lippel, Katherine
Author Tucker, Eric
Author Bernstein, Stephanie
Book Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada
Publisher McGill-Queen's University Press; Montreal
Date 2006
ISBN 0-7735-2961-6 0-7735-2962-4
Pages 203-220


This chapter is concerned wtih identifying the many symptoms associated with the inadequacy of workers' protection that the study of precarious employment makes visible. ...[The authors] probe key themes central to regulatory failure in the context of precarious employment, including disparity of treatment between workers in precarious employment and workers with greater security, gaps in legal coverage, the interaction between labour market position and social location, and the lack of compliance and enforcement. --From editor's introductory chapter, p. 37.