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ASSER International Sports Law Series

Employment and Labour Relations Law in the Premier League, NBA and International Rugby Union

Authors: O'Leary, Leanne

  • Compares and contrasts the regulatory measures which apply in the NBA, Premier League Football and International Rugby Union
  • Provides a single source of information about three leading sports competitions
  • Contains a case example for comparison with the organisation of other professional team sports in Europe, North America and Australasia
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About this book

This book examines the employment arrangements of professional athletes in the Premier League football competition, the National Basketball Association competition and rugby union played at an international level. It describes the organisation and regulatory frameworks of these three professional team sports and highlights the legal, economic and regulatory factors that influence the final form of an athlete’s working conditions.

It provides a comparative analysis between the sports on issues such as the role of collective bargaining, wage regulation, salary caps, nationality restrictions, eligibility, player movement and the acquisition of a player’s intellectual property. It discusses the approaches adopted in each sport for balancing the interests of labour and management, the problem of controlling private regulatory power in professional sport, and considers the extent to which legal or government intervention is required in an athlete’s employment relationship.

National law can assist players in a domestic league to secure an involvement in the determination of working conditions but it has a more limited effect in a competition organised by an international governing body. This book argues that social regulation through soft law processes at an international level may benefit athletes, consumers and sport globally. It provides a useful case example for comparison with the organisation of other professional team sports in Europe, North America and Australasia.

This book is important reading for scholars and practitioners in the fields of international sports law, employment law, competition law, European law and human rights law. It is also highly recommended for students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels taking modules and courses in Sports Law or Sports Business Management.

Dr. Leanne O’Leary is a dual-qualified solicitor, Senior Lecturer in Law and member of the Centre for Sports Law Research at Edge Hill University in the United Kingdom.

This book appears in the ASSER International Sports Law Series, under the editorship of Prof. Dr. Ben Van Rompuy and Dr. Antoine Duval.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    O’Leary, Leanne

    Pages 1-18

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  • History of Labour Relations and Working Conditions in the Premier League, NBA and Rugby Union

    O’Leary, Leanne

    Pages 19-52

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  • Organization and Regulation of the Premier League, NBA and Rugby Union

    O’Leary, Leanne

    Pages 53-86

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  • Employment and Labour Relations Law in the United Kingdom and Professional Sport

    O’Leary, Leanne

    Pages 87-113

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  • Free Movement of Athletes in the Sports Industry

    O’Leary, Leanne

    Pages 115-136

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Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-6265-159-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-6265-158-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Employment and Labour Relations Law in the Premier League, NBA and International Rugby Union
Authors
Series Title
ASSER International Sports Law Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. Asser Press and the author
eBook ISBN
978-94-6265-159-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6265-159-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-6265-158-6
Series ISSN
1874-6926
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 327
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