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Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, Volume 13 by Bruce Kaufman, David Lewin

By Bruce Kaufman, David Lewin

Advances in business and exertions kin is a refereed study quantity released every year or biannually. even supposing the sequence is designed to target commercial kinfolk matters, the editors welcome articles from students in diversified disciplines, equivalent to economics, legislation, historical past, organizational habit, psychology, and sociology. The sequence welcomes manuscripts that could be a bit longer than is the case with such a lot journals, mostly in order that authors can discover their respective subject matters extra deeply.

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Nevertheless, the limited evidence available from surveys of employers is suggestive of growth and expected growth in the use of other types of FSAs (Abraham, 1990; Abraham & Taylor, 1996; Houseman, 2001b; Lautsch, 1998). The growth in the use of FSAs has been controversial. Much of the controversy stems from two contrasting views of the effects of using FSAs, a positive view, which emphasizes the perceived beneficial effects of using FSAs for both organizations and individuals, and a negative view, which emphasizes the perceived adverse effects of using FSAs.

S. Wage and salary workers who expect their jobs will last for an additional year or less and who had worked at their jobs for 1 year or less. ”b Bureau of Labor Statistics (1995). et al. (1997). b Kalleberg virtually all work arrangements except work as full-time regular employees. Others characterize contingent work as jobs with a variety of negative attributes, including low prospects for long-term employment, unpredictable hours, and lack of access to benefits. Such broad definitions result in groupings that are too heterogeneous to be theoretically or empirically useful.

G. Lentz, 1996). Adherents of the negative view assert that FSAs provide less favorable terms and conditions of employment than regular employment, including lower pay, fewer employee benefits, less desirable working conditions, fewer training and advancement opportunities, and less secure employment. S. The Effects of Using Alternative Types of Staffing Arrangements 31 labor and employment laws. If these perceptions are true, at the macroeconomic level, a growing share of the labor force working in FSAs implies a growing share of the labor force working in insecure jobs with “substandard” compensation and working conditions and limited advancement opportunities.

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