T.M.C. Asser Press
Employment and Labour Relations Law in the Premier League; NBA and International Rugby Union; (PDF) studies the employment arrangements of professional athletes in the the National Basketball Association competition; Premier League football competition and rugby union played at an international level. It defines the organisation and regulatory frameworks of these three professional team sports and emphasizes the legal; economic and regulatory factors that impact the final form of an athlete’s working conditions.
It offers a comparative analysis between the sports on issues like the role of collective bargaining; wage regulation; nationality restrictions; salary caps; player movement; eligibility and the acquisition of a player’s intellectual property. It discusses the approaches accepted in each sport for balancing the interests of labour and management; the difficulty of controlling private regulatory power in professional sport; and studies the extent to which government or legal intervention is required in an athlete’s employment relationship.
National law can help players in a domestic league to secure an involvement in the determination of working conditions but it has a more restricted effect in a competition organised by an international governing body. This ebook argues that social regulation through soft law processes at an international level may assist consumers; athletes and sport globally. It offers a useful case example for comparison with the organization of other professional team sports in North America; Europe and Australasia.
This ebook is important reading for practitioners and scholars in the fields of international sports law; employment law; European law; competition law and human rights law. It is also highly suggested for students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels taking courses and modules in Sports Law or Sports Business Management.
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