Comparative and European Labour Law

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/07
Language
English
Learning objectives
The course provides students with an good knowledge of the regulation of the most relevant and problematic aspects of employment relationship as stated by European Law and by national law of European Member States by comparison with USA law
Expected learning outcomes
Students who attend the course will acquire competence to:
- identify legal sources of employment relationship at international, European and national level and understand how they interact among them;
- identify what and how individual and collective contracts regulate employment relationship and waive the law;
- acknowledge possibilities and rigidities labour law provides in organizing, managing and downsizing personal in medium-large size companies;
- acknowledge how labour law determines directly or indirectly labour cost within a national system
- compare differences of national labour laws and assess regulative advantages and disadvantages.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Third trimester
Course syllabus
1. Introduction. History of EU Labour law; scopes and sources; 2. Free Movement of Workers; 3. Equality Law - Development and Principles; Equal Pay; Equal Treatment; 4. EU Labour Law and the so called Atypical Work (Fixed-term work and agency work); working conditions (working time; EU Minimum wage); 5. Employment Rights in Firms' Restructuring (Transfer of Undertakings and Collective Redundancies); 6. Workers Participation in the Decision-Making Process (European Work Councils and Societas Europaea -SE); 7. Regulatory Competition and Conflict between Economic Freedoms and Collective Social Rights; 8. Specific seminars on comparative labour law issues.
Prerequisites for admission
None
Teaching methods
The course is entirely taught in English language with the support of power point presentations. Attending students are required to actively contribute to the discussion of judgments of the EU Court of Justice and other teaching materials. Attending students may also give a presentation discussing one or more judgments of the EU Court.
Teaching Resources
Teun Jaspers, Frans Pennings, Saskia Peters, European Labour Law, Intersentia, 2019; slides presented in class; further readings and teaching materials will be suggested in the lectures.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The course provides students with a good knowledge of the regulation of the most relevant and problematic aspects of employment relationship as stated by European Law and by national law of European Member States by comparison with USA law.
Students who attend the course will be able to:
- identify legal sources of employment relationship at international, European and national level and understand how they interact among them;
- identify what and how individual and collective contracts regulate employment relationship and waive the law;
- acknowledge possibilities and rigidities labour law provides in organizing, managing and downsizing personal in medium-large size companies;
- acknowledge how labour law determines directly or indirectly labour cost within a national system
- compare differences of national labour laws and assess regulative advantages and disadvantages.

The final exam will consist of a written examination based on multiple choice test.
IUS/07 - LABOUR LAW - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor: Razzolini Orsola
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