Working in Silicon Valley: Economic and Legal Analysis of a High-velocity Labor Market

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M.E. Sharpe, 2003 - Business & Economics - 302 pages
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Selected Contents: Introduction
1. The Development of Silicon Valley's High-Velocity Labor Market Part I. The Information story
2. Mobile Employees, Information Spillover, and Trade Secrets
3. A New Economic Analysis of Trade Secrets Law from an Economics of Information Perspective
4. Information Ownership and Transmission by Mobile Employees: Alternative Economic Approaches Part II. The Flexibility Story
5. How Flexible Labor is Hired. I: Temporary Help Employees Who Work at One Client (Permatemp)
6. How Flexible Labor is Hired. II: Independent Contractors
7. The H-1B Visas Part III. Labor Market Intermediaries: Information and Flexibility
8. Labor Market Intermediaries: Matching Workers to Jobs
9. Employee Organization, Networks, Ethnic Organization, New Unions Part IV. Flexible (and Informational) Compensation
10. Stock Options, Their Law and Economics
11. Market Failure in Retirement Savings and Health Insurance Part V. Inequality
12. Employment Discrimination? How a Meritocracy Creates Disparate Labor Market Outcomes Through Demands for Skills at Hiring, Network of Employees, Entrepreneurial Tendencies Conclusion: The New Implicit Employment Contract

 

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Contents

The Development of Silicon Valleys HighVelocity Labor Market
3
Mobile Employees Information Spillover and Trade Secrets
27
A New Economic Analysis of Trade Secrets Law from
41
How Flexible Labor Is Hired LTemporary Help Employees
93
Independent Contractors
112
H1B Visas
125
Matching Workers to Jobs
143
Networks Ethnic Organization
151
Their Law and Economics
185
Market Failure in Retirement Savings and Health Insurance
206
Employment Discrimination? How a Meritocracy Creates
219
Conclusion
255
References
269
Index
295
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Alan Hyde is a Professor of Law and Sidney Reitman Scholar at the Rutgers School of Law in Newark, N.J. His teaching areas include labor law, employment law, contracts, and federal jurisdiction. After receiving his A.B. from Stanford University and his J.D. from Yale University, he served as an instructor at New York University's School of Law and represented the National Labor Relations Board in the federal appeals courts. He has written articles for numerous law reviews as well as two books, Cases and Materials on Labor Law (with C.W. Summers and H.H. Wellington) and Bodies of Law.

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