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The transformation of labour law

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Keywords: Labour Law; Economics; "Invasion"; Epistemological Crisis; Values.

The text analyzes the economic dimension of labour law and points out that this matter, finalized to defending and increasing the powers and the rights of workers, has become a technical instrument to guarantee the competitiveness of the economy and the efficiency of companies. These radical modifications threaten the scientific status of labour law and determine an epistemological crisis of the matter, which has been "invaded" by economcs in methods of analysis, targets and instruments of investigation. The brief essay maintains that the national and Eu constitutional principles impede labour law from "dissolving" into economics. It concludes that labour law scholars must defend the epistemological status of the matter, reaffirming its values and main targets.

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