The present book sets out – in a concise manner – the social law of the European Union. Apart from core areas of European labour law, the regulation of which is based on the EU’s competence in social policy, it covers notably the numerous rights based one the free movement of workers and other EU citizens, as well as the coordination of social security. Beyond that, the book refers to other fields of EU regulation which are prone to cause conflicts between the member states’ national social law and the relevant EU norms, which remain challenging to resolve to this day. Extensive reference is made to the case law of the European Court of Justice, which continues to have a paramount role in shaping the social law of the EU as it stands.
The book is primarily aimed at students confronted with European social law for the first time. Besides, it should constitute a well-structured source of reference for law practitioners in the rising number of cases where EU law is of relevance for national legal practice.
ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin und Lektorin mit Fokus auf europarechtliche Fragen am Lehrstuhl für Arbeitsrecht der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Expertin des European Centre of Expertise in the Field of Labour Law der Europäischen Kommission und Gastprofessorin für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik an der Yonsei-Universität Seoul.