Associate Professor Masaaki Iwanaga

Area and Subject Taught Labor Law
Research Theme(s) Comparative Study on Matters on the Scope of Labor Law
Academic Degrees Master of Laws
Keywords for Research Field Labor Law, Scope of Labor Law, Nature of Labor, Nature of Subordination
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Research Overview

The purpose of the labor law is to protect "employees". It is generally thought that the "employees" referred to under these laws are people who work under orders and controls of other people, and get wage in exchange for doing so. This indicates that, while company employees are protected by labor laws, proprietors, housekeepers, and volunteers for NPOs are outside of the scope of labor law. Despite the fact that all of these people are working, they are treated very differently in a legal sense. Is it possible to apply labor laws to all working people? With an awareness of these problems, I am researching present-day issues of labor law: reconsideration of the scope of the concept of "workers," and the laws' legal scope.

Notable Publications and Works

岩永昌晃「イギリスにおけるパートタイム労働をめぐる法政策の動向—不利益取扱い禁止からパートタイム労働の創出へ—」季刊労働法251号(2015年)198-217頁
岩永昌晃「テレワークと労働時間規制・労働者性」村中孝史ほか編『労働者像の多様化と労働法・社会保障法』(有斐閣・2015年)304-324頁