European Labour Law

A.Y. 2019/2020
6
Max ECTS
42
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/07
Language
English
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to prepare the students to critically assess the importance of EU Labour Law, providing them with the tools to understand the roadmap of the EU Labour Law and its fundamental areas. In particular the goals of the course are:
· understanding the social policy of the EU and its trends
· understanding the challenges which the EU is facing in order to balance economic and social needs
· understanding the complexity of the levels, actors and sources involved
· examining the most important case-law of the CGUE (Court of Justice of the European Union)
Expected learning outcomes
The course aims at providing students with the history and the sources of both the labour/employment law and the social policy of the European Union (EU) in order to prepare the students to critically assess the importance of EU Labour Law, providing them with the tools to understand the roadmap of the EU Labour Law.
In particular the goals of the course are as follows:
· understanding the social policy of the EU and its trends
· understanding the challenges which the EU is facing in order to balance economic and social needs
· understanding the complexity of the levels, actors and sources involved
· examining the most important case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Union related to Labour Law
Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The course deals with the background and sources of labour/employment law and social policy of the European Union.
In particular the course focuses on the study of:
- history and social policy of the EU (from the EU right of free movement to the protection of workers' rights)
- the development of the EU social policy and its recent trends
- the analysis of the fundamental EU social rights
- the overview of the collective labour relations at the EU level
- the concepts of employer and employee at the EU level
- the EU principle of anti-discrimination
- the employment policies of the EU
- the conditions of employment at the EU level
Prerequisites for admission
The knowledge of the European Union Law is recommended but not mandatory to attend the course
Teaching methods
The teaching will be delivered through frontal lessons (supported by slides downloadable from the ARIEL platform) in which a constant interaction with the students will be required.
Bibliography
Students are required to study the material made available for them on the ARIEL website (pay attention: the material will be different for attending and non-attending students)
Assessement methods and criteria
The expected learning outcomes will be ascertained through an oral exam which will tend to verify the effective understanding of the complex dynamics underlying the recent evolution of the European Union Labour Law.
To pass the exam an assessment of at least 18/30 is required. The final grade may always be refused by the student.
For the attending students - for whom the possibility of a pre-appeal is foreseen - the oral examination will consist of two tests: a power point presentation on a subject chosen by the student among those covered by the programme and an oral interview. Both the tests (aimed at verifying the student's ability to apply the knowledge acquired in class) will take place in the manner indicated in class.
IUS/07 - LABOUR LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
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Professor(s)
Reception:
lunedi ore 11,30-12,30