Katherine V. W. Stone

University of California, Los Angeles

Research Initiative:

Katherine V. W. Stone, Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, will undertake a comparative study of the changing nature of work and its impact on labor and employment regulatory systems in several developed nations. In recent years there has been a major shift away from stable long-term relationships between employees and firms towards more “flexible” arrangements, often involving temporary workers and independent contractors. Stone posits that this dismantling of employee protections, combined with significant revisions to labor laws, will reshape labor relations for decades to come. Her work will focus on how countries have responded to similar pressures in different ways, and what positive approaches nations can take to combine flexibility with security.


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