Principles of Labor Legislation

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Principles of Labor Legislation (1916) was a foundational US labor law text, written in the United States by John R. Commons and John Bertram Andrews.

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  • Chapter I: THE BASIS OF LABOR LAW i
    • 1. The Labor Contract i
    • 2. Individual Rights 5
    • 3. Due Process of Law 9
  • Chapter II: INDIVIDUAL BARGAINING 35
    • 1. The Laborer as Debtor 35
    • 2. The Laborer as Creditor 50
    • 3. The Laborer as Tenant 61
    • 4. The Laborer as Competitor 68
    • 5. Legal Aid and Industrial Courts 80
  • Chapter III: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING 91
    • 1. The Law of Conspiracy 91
    • 2. Mediation by Government 124
    • 3. Coercion by Government 139
    • 4. Unions of Government Employees 160
  • Chapter IV: THE MINIMUM WAGE 167
    • 1. Economic Basis 168
    • 2. Historical Development 171
    • 3. Standards 179
    • 4. Methods of Operation 185
    • 5. Results 190
    • 6. Constitutionality 196
  • Chapter V: HOURS OF LABOR 200
    • I. Maximum Daily Hours 204
    • 2. Rest Periods 246
  • Chapter VI: UNEMPLOYMENT 261
    • 1. Regulation of Private Employment Offices .... 264
    • 2. Public Employment Exchanges 270
    • 3. Systematic Distribution of Public Work 283
    • 4. Regularization of Industry 290
  • Chapter VII: SAFETY AND HEALTH 295
    • 1. Reporting 297
    • 2. Prohibition 304
    • 3. Regulation 327
  • Chapter VIII: SOCIAL INSURANCE 354
    • 1. Industrial Accident Insurance 356
    • 2. Health Insurance 385
    • 3. Old Age and Invalidity Insurance 397
    • 4. Widows' and Orphans' Insurance 406
    • 5. Unemployment Insurance 409
  • Chapter IX: ADMINISTRATION 415
    • 1. The Executive 416
    • 2. The Legislature 419
    • 3. The Judiciary 422
    • 4. The Industrial Commission 430
    • 5. Penalties and Prosecutions 454
    • 6. Cooperation by Pressure 462
  • Select Critical Bibliography 465
  • Table of Cases Cited 489
  • Index 497

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