Work-life balance

Additional reading on family-friendly policies and the reconciliation of work and family life

  1. McColgan, ‘Family Friendly Frolics? The Maternity and Parental Leave etc. Regulations 1999’ (2000) 29 Industrial Law Journal125.
  2. Caracciolo di Torella, ‘The Family Friendly Workplace— the EC Position’ (2001) 17 International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations325.
  3. Anderson, ‘Sound Bite Legislation: The Employment Act 2002 and New Flexible Working ‘Rights’ for Parents’ (2003) 32 Industrial Law Journal37.
  4. Conaghan, ‘Women, Work and Family: A British Revolution?’ in J. Conaghan, R. M. Fischl, and K. Klare (eds), Labour Law in an Era of Globalization (Oxford, OUP, 2004).
  5. Fredman, ‘Women at Work: The Broken Promise of Flexicurity’ (2004) 33 Industrial Law Journal299.
  6. McGlynn, ‘Work, Family, and parenthood: The European Union Agenda’ in J. Conaghan and K. Rittich (eds), Labour Law, Work, and Families: Critical and Comparative Perspectives (Oxford, OUP, 2005).
  7. Crompton, Employment and the Family (Cambridge, CUP, 2006).
  8. James, ‘The Work and Families Act 2006: Legislation to Improve Choice and Flexibility?’ (2006) 35 Industrial Law Journal272.
  9. James, ‘Enjoy Your Leave but “Keep in Touch”: Help to Maintain Parent/Workplace Relationships’ (2007) 36 Industrial Law Journal315.
  10. Caracciolo Di Torella, ‘New Labour, New Dads – the Impact of Family Friendly Legislation on Fathers’ (2007) 36 Industrial Law Journal318.
  11. McCann Regulating Flexible Work (Oxford, OUP, 2008).
  12. Scott, R. Crompton and Lyonette, Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century: New Barriers and Continuing Constraints (Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar, 2010).
  13. Busby, A Right to Care (Oxford, OUP, 2011).
  14. Busby and G. James (eds), Families, Care-giving and Paid Work (Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2011) ­chapters 1, 2, 3, 8, and 11.
  15. Barnard, EU Employment Law, 4th edition (Oxford, OUP, 2012) ­chapter 9.M. Weldon-Johns, ‘EU Work-Family Policies—Challenging Parental Roles or Reinforcing Gendered Stereotypes?’ (2013) 19 European Law Journal662.
  16. Caracciolo di Torella, ‘Brave New Fathers for a Brave New World? Fathers as Caregivers in an Evolving European Union’ (2014) 20 European Law Journal88.
  17. Busby, ‘Crumbs of Comfort: Pregnancy and the Status of ‘Worker’ Under EU Law’s Free Movement Provisions (2015) 44 Industrial Law Journal 134.
  18. Cunningham-Parmeter, ‘(Un)equal Protection: Why Gender Equality Depends on Discrimination’ (2015) 109 Northwestern University Law Review 1.
  19. J. B. Hayes, Stories of Care: A Labour of Law (Palgrave, 2018).
  20. Busby and G. James, A History of Regulating Working Families: Strains, Stereotypes, Strategies and Solutions, (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2020).

Additional reading on work–life balance protections

  1. Fredman, Women and the Law (Oxford, OUP, 1997) 179–224.
  2. Glass and S. Estes, ‘The Family Responsive Workplace’ (1997) Annual Review of Sociology289.
  3. Morgan and K. Zippel, ‘Paid to Care: The Origins and Effects of Care Leave Policies in Western Europe’ (2003) Social Politics49.
  4. Dermott, ‘Time and Labour: Fathers’ Perceptions of Employment and Childcare’ (2005) The Sociological Review91.
  5. Dermott, ‘What’s Parenthood got to do with it? Men’s Hours of Paid Work’ (2006) British Journal of Sociology619.
  6. Green and G. Leeves, ‘Job Security, Financial Security and Worker Well-being: New Evidence on the Effects of Flexible Employment’ (2013) 60 Scottish Journal of Political Economy121.
  7. Mitchell, ‘Encouraging Fathers to Care: The Children and Families Act 2014 and Shared Parental Leave (2015) 44 Industrial Law Journal 123.
  8. James & E. Spruce, ‘Workers with Elderly Dependants: Employment Law’s Response to the Latest Care-giving Conundrum’ (2015) 35 Legal Studies 463.
  9. De Baere, ‘Shall I be Mother? The Prohibition on Sex Discrimination, the UN Disability Convention, and the Right to Surrogacy Leave under EU Law’ (2015) 74 Cambridge Law Journal 44.
  10. Caracciolo di Torella, ‘Surrogacy, Pregnancy and Maternity Rights: A Missed Opportunity for a More Coherent Regime of Parental Rights in the EU’ (2015) 40 European Law Review 52.
  11. James, ‘Family-friendly Employment Laws (Re)assessed: The Potential of Care Ethics’ (2016) 45 Industrial Law Journal 477.
  12. Rose, ‘Workplace Temporalities: A Time-Based Critique of the Flexible Working Provisions’ (2017) 46 Industrial Law Journal 245.
  13. C. L. Davies, “Getting More Than You Bargained for? Rethinking the Meaning of ‘Work’ in Employment Law” (2017) 46 Industrial Law Journal 477.
  14. Puttick, “From Mini to Maxi Jobs? Low Pay, ‘Progression’, and the Duty to Work (Harder)” (2019) 48 Industrial Law Journal 143.
  15. McCann and J. Fudge, “A Strategic Approach to Regulating Unacceptable Forms of Work” (2019) 46 Journal of Law and Society 271.