The original limited competence for the EC in the Social Policy area - with the exception of Equal Pay - has been extended considerably, especially since the Single European Act. This is the first work of its kind in Ireland, providing a comprehensive collection of the extensive EC legislation adopted in the Labour Law field - specifically Employment Law and Health and Safety. The contents include the Directives on Collective Redundancies, Insolvency, Transfer of Undertakings, Hours of Work, Works Councils, Written Contract, Protection of Young Persons, Equality, Mutual Recognition of Qualifications and Health and Safety, as well as the agreed texts of the Posting of Workers and Parental Leave Directives. This book will be of assistance to workers and employers alike, whether as trade unionists, human resources practitioners, safety representatives or as academics, students and legal practitioners. It provides the original text with references to the Irish implementing legislation.