The impact of Greek labour market regulation on temporary employment – evidence from a survey in Thessaly, Greece
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This paper uses an original data-set for 186 workplaces in Thessaly (central Greece), to study consequences of Greece's strict employment protection law (EPL) and national minimum wage for temporary employment. We find higher temporary work contract rates among workplaces that pay low wages close to the minimum. We also find that EPL ‘matters’, in particular, managers who prefer temporary contracts because temporary workers are less protected definitely employ more. Our findings thus support the view that a firm's HRM decisions regarding internal versus external allocation of tasks are influenced by labour regulation.
|Number of pages||28|
|Journal||International Journal of Human Resource Management|
|Early online date||25 Feb 2015|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2015|
- employment protection, Greece, national wage agreements, temporary work