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2009

Labor and Employment Law

Comparative labor law

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Worker Well-Being In The 21st Century: Addressing The Psychosocial Context Of Work, Barbara Fick Aug 2009

Worker Well-Being In The 21st Century: Addressing The Psychosocial Context Of Work, Barbara Fick

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The world of work has undergone significant change since the days when nation-states first began addressing the issue of worker well-being. Early legal responses (such as worker compensation laws and health and safety regulations) focused on the physical environmental hazards to which workers were subjected, e.g. unsafe machinery or exposure to toxic chemicals. The transformation in the nature of work to a service-oriented economy has led many to rethink the types of hazards to which workers are exposed. Recent research has focused on the psychological and social environment in the workplace and how that may contribute to undermining worker health. …