Labour law liberalisation and regulatory arbitrage

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This article studies food work regulation to connect legal practices with
industrial relations and the organisation of work. It identifies how food
providers take advantage of labour law liberalisation as they reorganise food
distribution and delivery and compete for the household meal. In particular,
the article assesses their capacity to practise regulatory arbitrage and avoid
the legal checks of employment contracts and awards which workers and
their unions seek to have apply to them. The study finds that while some
checks are being applied, only a comprehensive labour law regime would
fully protect vulnerable workers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-208
Number of pages26
JournalAustralian Journal of Labour Law
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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