Fundamentals of Labour Law

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course is aimed at providing with the fundamental rules regarding employment contract and human resources management as regulated by Italian and European Law.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course students are expected :
- to know the regulation - at national and European level - of the most relevant issues of employment contract: hiring, dismissal, fixed term contract, temporary work contracts, self or semi-self employment contract, pay, transfer of undertaking, no discrimination, health and hygiene protection;
- to be able to manage an employment relationships for aspects concerning the above said issues;
- to be able to understand, assess and foresee organizational effects, costs and possible legal risks because the management of the above said issues of employment contract
Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period
Second trimester
Course syllabus
the program of the course provides for an analisys of the following tipics: a) aim of employment law; b) legal sources of employment law, c) distinction between subordinated, self-employed and "coordinated" work in "flat" and digital firm; d) establishment of employment relationship; e) "flexible" employment contracts: part time, fixed term. hiring out, occasional or zero hours contracts, intermittent contracts; f) educational and vocational contracts: apprenticeship, stage, internship, g) rights and obligations of parties in managing employment relationships; h) disciplinary, economic/organizational and collective dismissals, i) management of employment relationships in firm in crisis: temporary suspension with insurance benefits and solidarity contracts; l) guaratees and benefits of employees after the termination of the contract, m) individual and collective capacity of waving employees' rights, n) alternative dispute resolutions.
Prerequisites for admission
A basic knowledge of civil and public law is required
Teaching methods
the teaching methods are: a) taught class; b) team work on case studies, c) writing of papers at home; d) presentations in classroom.
Slides used during the lessons which can be downloaded from Ariel website of the course and one of the following textbooks:
a) Riccardo Del Punta, Diritto del lavoro, Giuffrè, 2019.
- to read: Introduction; Section I, chapters I, II (carefully), III, V, VI (carefully); Secion V, chapters IX (carefully);
- to study: Section I, chapters IV; Section III, chapters I (unless par. 4), II; Secion IV, chapters I, II, III; Section V, chapters I, II, III, IV; V, VI (unless par. 4), VII (unless par. 6), VIII (only par. 1, read the other paragraphs) X, XI, XII; Secion VI, chapters I, II; III; IV.
or alternatively
b) Oronzo Mazzotta, Manuale di diritto del lavoro, Cedam, 2019.
- to read: Introduction (carefully);
- to study: Part II, Chapter I, Section I, II, III; Chapter II, Section I, II, III, IV (unless par. 2); Chapter III, Section I, II, III (unless par. 10, 28, 39), IV, V (unless par. 23 e 26); Chapter IV, Sez. I, II, III; Chapter V (to read paragraphs 8, 9, 10, 11).
Assessement methods and criteria
The exam is a written test composed by two sections: a) 22 multiple choice questions, for every correct answer is assigned one point; b) 3 open questions, to every answer from 0 to 3 points are assigned because the level of precision, correctness and completeness of the answer. The evaluation is expressed as a fraction of 30/30th. The given time for the test is one hour.
IUS/07 - LABOUR LAW - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor: Pallini Massimo
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