T.M.C. Asser Press
Employment and Labor Relations Law in the Premier League, the National Basketball Association, and International Rugby Union (PDF) investigates the employment arrangements of professional athletes competing in the National Basketball Association competition, the Premier League football competition, and international rugby union. It stresses the legal, economic, and regulatory issues that effect the ultimate form of an athlete’s working circumstances, as well as the organizational and regulatory frameworks of these three professional team sports, and it describes the organizational and regulatory frameworks of these sports.
It provides a comparative comparison between the sports on a variety of topics, including the function of collective bargaining, wage regulation, nationality limits, salary caps, player movement, eligibility, and the acquisition of a player’s intellectual property. It examines the extent to which government or legal intervention is required in an athlete’s employment relationship and discusses the approaches that are generally accepted in each sport for striking a balance between the interests of labor and management. It also examines the difficulty of maintaining control over the private regulatory power that exists in professional sports.
National law may assist players in a domestic league in securing an involvement in the determination of working conditions; but, the effect of national law is significantly limited when it comes to a competition that is organized by an international governing organization. The author of this booklet claims that social regulation on an international level through the use of soft law processes could be beneficial to consumers, athletes, and sports all around the world. It provides a helpful example of a case study that may be compared with the structure of other professional team sports in North America, Europe, and Australasia.
This e-book should be considered required reading for legal professionals and academics working in the areas of international sports law, employment law, European law, competition law, and human rights law. Students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels who are currently enrolled in courses or modules in Sports Law or Sports Business Management are also strongly encouraged to read it.
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